Surname: Harrison

Biographical Sketch of D.T. Harrison

D. T. Harrison, druggist, was born in 1856 in Dekalb County, the son of John and Mary (Kelley) Harrison. The father, born in Ireland, came to America with his parents when eight years old, and when eleven left home and in some way settled in White County, Ill. He married in White County and learned the tanner’s trade. He was in the late war about one year, and in 1865 came to Smithville and bought a tan yard of W. H. Magness, at which he continued until 1880, when he was elected register. He served four years and in 1886 moved to his present residence near Temperance Hall. His wife was born in White County, and died in 1881. Their six children were James B., in Harrison, Arkansas a merchant; our subject, Cora, John H. (deceased), Robert S., and William (deceased). Our subject was educated in Fulton Academy and Pure Fountain College, Smithville. In 1879 he and his brother, J. B., established a tobacco factory at Smithville, and since 1882 when his brother withdrew, he has been running it independently. He manufactures about 15,000 pounds annually. In March 1886, he bought a drug store of his brother and has since carried on both lines of business, and is a promising young businessman. Politically he is a Democrat and is a member of the I. O. O. F., Pure Fountain...

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Biography of Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison, the subject of this sketch was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, February 29, 1841. His parents were natives of Germany; his father died in Pennsylvania and his mother in Kentucky. He came to Missouri in 1859, and when the dark cloud of Civil War began to cast its baleful rays over the country in 1861, though but eighteen years of age, he enlisted in the cause of the Union, joining Company C, First Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, under Captain Thomas C. Majors, July 8, 1861. The regiment was mustered into service on the 6th of the following August and at once boarded the steamer Hesperian, for St. Joseph, Missouri, thence by train to Hannibal, and, while en route were attacked by the rebel forces under General Clark, but with no effect. From Hannibal the regiment went to St. Louis, thence to Pilot Knob, where they were detailed to guard bridges. They were next sent to Springfield to oppose the forces under General Van Dorn, but on arrival found the enemy routed with considerable loss. Moving on to Warsaw they encountered the Confederates under General Rains, who had possession of the town, and in the engagement which ensued the rebels were defeated. The First Nebraska was’ next detailed to intercept recruits for the Confederates from northwest Missouri, and on the 18th of December, 1861, succeeded in capturing 1,300...

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Biography of Leon Harrison

To say that Leon Harrison of St. Louis is a rabbi indicates to many merely the actual work of the church as a preacher and teacher, but his interpretation of the term is much broader. It means service to mankind in every possible way in which it can be rendered, and those who know Leon Harrison bear testimony to the fact that he seems to have lost no opportunity to do good to his fellowmen. Born in Liverpool, England, August 13, 1866, he is a son of Gustave and Louisa (Nelson) Harrison. Brought to America in his youthful days he was graduated from the New York City College, to which he won entrance at the head of nine hundred and twenty candidates, ranking above every other student in the city, in 1880. In 1882 he matriculated in Columbia University and was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree and first honors of his class in 1886. He determined to devote his life to the work of the ministry and was graduated from the Emanuel Theological Seminary of New York as a rabbi. He took postgraduate work in philosophy in Columbia University through a period of three years and in 1886 was ordained in Brooklyn, New York, by Rabbis Kohler and Gottheil. His first service for his church in St. Louis began in 1891, when he was called as rabbi...

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Biography of Guy T. Harrison

GUY T. HARRISON. The protection afforded by the laws of a country are inestimable. When the people overturn the jurisdictions of their nation, a chaos prevails in which the good is lost sight of in the terrible mobs and riots of the liberty-drunken citizens, as exemplified in the bloody revolution in the city of Paris. A wise people is that which abides by the edicts of its head, and employs agents to explain the methods of that body. Prominent in the ranks of the intelligent and successful lawyers of Ozark County, Missouri, is Guy T. Harrison, who has a most thorough and practical knowledge of the complications of law. He was born in Tazewell County, Virginia, November 20, 1863, a son of Henry and Rebecca (Brewster) Harrison,. both of whom were born and spent their lives in Virginia, with the exception of a very short time which they spent in West Virginia. The father was prominent in the affairs of his day, and at one time represented McDowell County in the State Legislature of West Virginia, and was county and circuit clerk of that county. He was engaged in farming and the real estate business, was a shrewd speculator, and at his death, which occurred in 1887, he left property valued at about $40,000. During the great Civil War he was a scout in the Confederate service for a...

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Biography of Robert W. Harrison Jr.

ROBERT W. HARRISON, JR. This gentleman comes of a good Southern family, and in Maury County, Tennessee, his father, Robert W. Harrison, first saw the light in 1818. He was the only child of his parents,__________ and Elizabeth (Roberts) Harrison, and is a member of the same family as is ex-President Benjamin H. Harrison. He received fair educational advantages in his youth, and in 1841 came to Newton County, Arkansas, and settled on Little Buffalo Creek, one mile above Jasper, where he made his home for about one year. At the end of that time he moved to Boone County, Arkansas, but after a short time returned to his farm in this county, and after residing on the same for three years took up his residence in Jasper, where he made his home until his death in 1881. He was a successful law practitioner for some years, and in 1859-60 he was elected to represent the county in the State Legislature, and for a period of about ten years served in the responsible capacity of county judge, becoming one of the most prominent men of his section. He was for a long time connected with the Republican party, but for some years before his death supported the measures of Democracy. He was married on Dick River in Maury County, Tennessee, and removed to Arkansas by wagon at a time...

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Biographical Sketch of S. H. Harrison

S. H. Harrison, attorney-at-law and loan agent, was born in Rutland County, Vt., January 17, 1837. Removed to Dodge County, Wis., in the fall of 1855. In the fall of 1859 he went to Minnesota. In 1862 he enlisted in the United States Army, in Company B, Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged in January 1866. He was commissioned first lieutenant of Company C, Sixty-fifth Infantry, and returned to Wisconsin; thence to Harrison County, Mo. In the spring of 1875 he came to Jewell County, Kan., and located at Jewell City, after which he removed to Mankato, where he now resides. He was admitted to practice law in Harrison County, Mo. Is now doing business under the firm name of Harrison & Mechem. Has held the office of Justice of the Peace. He is the owner of 400 acres of land, 225 of which are under cultivation. He was married in Gravesville, Wis., March 4, 1858, to Miss Albina M. Godding; they have had five children – A. V., Lorena (now deceased), Francis E., S. H. and N....

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Harrison, Lulu Jane – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu Jane Harrison, 73, a resident of Eagle Valley who died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beatty Chapel. Pastor Harold Hall will officiate with interment following at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison, the daughter of Charles John and Anna B. Markham, was born at Fort Collins, Colo. On June 30, 1890. The family moved to Oregon in 1915 and settled at Wallowa, where they lived for several years before moving to Eagle Valley. Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by a son, Joe E. Harrison of Springfield; a daughter, Alta Vale of Oakridge; and by seven grandchildren. Baker Democrat Hearld – – December 18,...

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Biography of Robert Paris Harrison

Robert Paris Harrison, city manager of Muskogee, was born June 6, 1867, at Oakwood, Illinois, and is a son of W. C. and Nancy (Graybill) Harrison, who were farming people of that state. He acquired his education in the public schools of his native town and in the district schools near Ladoga, Indiana, and starting out in life on his own account, he became identified, with newspaper interests as a reporter on the Lebanon (Ind.) Pioneer. He was afterward associated with the Michigan City (Ind.) Dispatch and in time became city editor of the Chicago Daily Globe. At a later period he published for seven years the Evening Commercial at Danville, Illinois. Mr. Harrison dates his residence in Muskogee, then a city of the Creek Nation in the Indian Territory, from July 1, 1902, at which time he was made clerk of the United States district court. His service in that position was thoroughly satisfactory, as indicated by the fact of his reappointment by three different federal judges. While thus engaged, he took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1903. He continued to act as United States district court clerk until 1920, when he resigned to become city manager of Muskogee, the duties of the position now claiming his entire attention. He is a director of the Commercial National Bank and has been...

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Biography of Thomas Jefferson Harrison

Thomas Jefferson Harrison is justly accorded a place among the prominent and representative citizens of Pryor, for he belongs to that class of men whose enterprising spirit seeks to benefit others as well as himself. He also advances the general good and promotes public prosperity by his ably managed individual interests. He has excellent ability as an organizer, forms his plans readily and is determined in their execution. This enables him to conquer obstacles which deter many a man and has been one of the salient features of his success. Thomas Jefferson Harrison is a native son of Arkansas, his birth having occurred in Fayetteville, on the 7th of March, 1885. His father is W. W. Harrison, a native of Virginia, and his mother Emma Smith, who was born in North Carolina. His parents went to Arkansas at an early date. They removed to Kansas in 1890, and resided in that state for a short time. In 1891 they went to the Indian Territory. In the acquirement of an education Thomas Jefferson Harrison attended the subscription schools of Indian Territory and upon putting his textbooks aside made his initial step into the business world. He opened a news stand in a portion of the post office building, conducting it successfully from 1903 to 1908, when he sold out to go into the jewelry business. Six months later he disposed...

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Biography of A. O. Harrison

A. O. Harrison, a member of an old and honored family that has figured prominently on the pages of American history, is a leading representative of the Bartlesville bar and is now capably filling the office of city attorney. A native of Missouri, he was born in Callaway County, September 25, 1871, his parents being Jilson Payne and Catherine (Bernard) Harrison, the former a native of Kentucky, while the latter was born in Virginia. In the paternal line the ancestry is traced back to General William Henry Harrison, known as “Tippecanoe,” who won fame in the Indian wars of 1812. The paternal grandfather of the subject of this review, Micajah Volney Harrison, represented his district in the Missouri state legislature in the late ’40s and was prominent in public life. He died in 1853 and the state subsequently erected a monument to his memory. His brother, Albert Gallatin Harrison, went from Kentucky to Missouri about 1830 and he also took a leading part in public affairs, being elected congressman from Missouri at a time when that state comprised but two districts. Both Harrisonville and Harrison County were named in his honor and he died in 1836, while serving his second term in congress. The maternal grandfather, Thomas Bernard, traveled in a prairie schooner from Virginia to Missouri in 1836 and in that state he engaged in farming, up to...

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Harrison, Bennett – Obituary

Bennett Harrison, 76, died Wednesday in a La Grande hospital. Mr. Harrison was born in Cass County, Indiana, coming to Oregon at an early age, and he lived 69 years in Union county. He was unmarried and his survivors are nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday from the Daniels Funeral home, with burial in the North Powder cemetery. Rev. Gene Robinson officiated. The Record Courier; Baker City OR; Thursday, February 7, 1957; Page 6. Contributed by: Pearl...

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Harrison, Louisa Ellen – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Passes Mrs. J. Harrison Dead at the Age of Seventy-One After an illness of less than a week Mrs. Louisa Ellen Harrison aged 71 years, died at her home in North Powder at 10 o’clock, Wednesday morning of this week. Death was due to influenza followed by an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Harrison, whose maiden name was Roach, was born in Indiana where she spent her girlhood and was married to Jefferson Harrison. In 1879 the couple moved to Missouri, and about seven years later the family came to Oregon and settled near North Powder on the ranch now occupied by O.H. Sloan. After spending nineteen years on this place Mr. and Mrs. Harrison moved to North Powder where they have made their home for the past fourteen years. The aged husband and nine children mourn the loss of the wife and mother. The sons and daughters are Chas. C. Harrison, Mrs. Clara Carnes, Matilda Simonis, George, Ira and Bennett Harrison and Mrs. Myrtle Bauer all of North Powder and Joseph Harrison of McCune, Mrs. Jane Lockin of Haines, all of whom were present at the funeral service. Another son died here about twelve years ago. There are thirty-one grandchildren and five great grandchildren. deceased had been a member of the Methodist church at North Powder for the past twelve years. Funeral services...

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Harrison, T. J. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Thomas Jefferson Harrison, pioneer resident of North Powder died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Jake Simonis last Thursday night at 8 o’clock at the age of 83. Mr. Harrison had not been in the best of health for a number of years. He was a member of the G.A.R. and his passing marks again the thinning ranks of this organization. Mr. Harrison is survived by five sons, Charles, John, George, Ira and Bennett, and two daughters, Mrs. Jake Simonis of this city and Mrs. Henry Locken of Haines. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, Miss Blokland officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery. North Powder News Saturday, June 19, 1926 Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Harrison, 73, of Union died Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 1993, at his home. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery with the Rev. Hank Albrecht officiating. High Valley VFW Post #4060 will present the flag. Friends may call for viewing today until 7 p.m. at Payne Family Mortuary. Mr. Harrison was born Aug. 22, 1920, at North Powder to George Thomas and Josephine Ann (Simonis) Harrison. On March 7, 1942, he married Mildred Daron at La Grande. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 33 years, employed primarily in the signal department. He helped install...

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Harrison, Wilma Florence (Blystone) – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Wilma Harrison, 76, of Rt. 2, Box 2714, died Tuesday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mrs. Harrison was born April 10, 1898, at Neoga, Ill., the daughter of C. H. and Margaret Blystone. She moved to La Grande with her parents in 1901. On Oct. 4, 1914, she married Joe Harrison at La Grande. This past Oct. 4 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They have lived on their ranch all of their married lives. Mrs. Harrison was a member of the La Grande United Methodist Church, past president of the La Grande Country Club and a member of the duplicate contract bridge club. Survivors besides her husband include nephew Ray Crossen of La Grande and other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 p. m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul O. Jewell officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. The La Grande Observer, January 23, 1975 Contributed by: Holly...

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Harrison, Hazel – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Hazel Harrison, 93, of Yuma, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande and Island City, died July 6. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Friday July 14 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Yuma. Mrs. Harrison was born June 19, 1913, to Henry and Flora Herrmann in Hester, Mo. She was raised in Island City, and graduated from La Grande High School. She married Howard Bousquet, and after his death, Albert Harrison. He also died earlier. She worked at the Umatilla Ordnance Depot in the early 1940s, and at the Yuma Proving Grounds from 1963 until her retirement in 1972. She enjoyed traveling, reading, working crossword puzzles and sending cards to remember special dates for family and friends. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Connie Bousquet of Mexico, Mo., and a daughter-in-law, Mary Bousquet of Hermiston; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and other relatives. A daughter, Glenna Schnase; a son, Bill Bousquet; an infant great-grandson; three sisters, Gertrude Lentz, Erleen Burchfield and Dee Holland; and three brothers, Cecil Herrmann, Earl Herrmann and Harold Herrmann, all died earlier. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes and Special Olympics. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 15, 2006, Published: July 13,...

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