Cumberland Street Edinburgh

Jean Thomas Harris | The Rotary Club

Jean Thomson was born in Cumberland Street and lived there with her parents until 1892 moved to Comely Bank Avenue. She moved to America and lived in Chicago where she met her husband to be Paul Harris. Her Husband was a Chicago attorney and on 23 February 1905 formed what was to be a worldwide organisation (The Rotary Club), Jean was made an honorary member of the Inner Wheel Club of Edinburgh in 1946. She died in Edinburgh and is buried in Newington.

 Jean Thomas Harris House  Jean Thomas Harris The Rotary Club

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