District Historian Jack Mayo provides this obituary courtesy of RGHF = Rotary Global History Fellowship.

From the Chicago Tribune:

January 27, 1947 -- Paul P. Harris, founder of Rotary International, and its president emeritus, died yesterday in his home, known as Comely Bank, 10856 Longwood Drive, Chicago, Il. He was 79 and has been in failing health in recent years. He was a lawyer in private life. Mr. Harris founded Rotary in 1905, and since then had seen it grow from a single club with a few members in Chicago to 5,638 clubs in 75 countries with more than 259,000 members.