Surname: Harrison

Harrison, Pauline V. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Pauline V. Harrison, 93, of La Grande, died Nov. 1 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande. Private burial will be at the North Powder Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison was born Dec. 8, 1912, in Litchfield, Neb., the daughter of Ray and Anna (Williamson) Russell. She married Homer E. Harrison on Oct. 15, 1946. Pauline was a cosmetologist in Nebraska for several years before moving to Oregon. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling and working crossword puzzles. Survivors include two sisters, Lucille Buettner of Anthon, Iowa, and Maxine Lamprecht of Ponca, Neb.; several nieces and nephews and her very special friends, David, Kimberly, Cody, Jessica and Sara Williams, all of La Grande. The Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending Nov. 02,...

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J. L. Harrison

Seaman, 1st Class, U. S. Navy D. O. W. Born in Iredell County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Harrison. Entered service May 15, 1918, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to Newport, R. I. Transferred to U. S. S. “Agansemnon.” Overseas to Brest, France, Sept., 1918. Returned to USA Feb. 6, 1919, landing at Hoboken, N. J. Made three trips across. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., Feb. 12,...

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Simon Peter Harrison

Private, Artly., Batry. D, 115th Regt., 30th Div.; from Martin County, N.C.; son of Mary A. Harrison. Entered the service at Willimaston, N.C., April 26, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne, and all battles up to Oct. 11, 1918. Gassed at Argonne Forest and sent to Base Hospital No. 48. Mustered out of the service at Ft. Oglehtorpe,...

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Harrison, James – Obituary

James Harrison, 35, an Ellensburg resident for the past 10 years, died here Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Honeycutt chapel at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd Brown in charge. Mr. Harrison is survived by his widow, Lucille; two children, Betty Jean, 6, and Jimmie, 4; his mother, Mrs. Lottie Harrison of La Veta, Colorado; four brothers, including Henry of Ellensburg and Ray of Kelso; and two sisters. Taken from a newspaper obituary; Ellensburg Cap., August 27, 1937. James Harrison Dies on Monday. Death came to James Harrison, 35, an Ellensburg resident for the past 10 years, here yesterday afternoon. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucille Harrison; two children, Betty Jean, 6, and Jimmie, 4; his mother, Mrs. Lottie Harrison of La Veta, Colo., four brothers, including Henry Harrison of Ellensburg and Ray Harrison, of Kelso, and two sisters. Funeral services had not been arranged this afternoon. Taken from a newspaper obituary; August 24, 1937. Contributed by: Cathy...

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Ellen Jerusha Todd Miner of Cornwall CT

MINER, Ellen Jerusha Todd7, (Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 24, 1825, in Cornwall, Conn., died (???) 19–, married April 8, 1846, Luther Miner, Jr., who was born June 22, 1818, died Feb. 21, 1875. Children: I. Harriet Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1848, m. Jan. 13, 1869, Wilbur F. Harrison, who was b. in 1845, d. April 13, 1890. She lives now (1914) in Madison, Conn. II. John Luther, b. Nov. 30, 1849, m. Sept. 2, 1875, Sarah A. Higley, who was b. June 8, 1845, d. Dec. 17, 1905. Issue: (1) Lorin Luther, b. Jan. 20, 1878. III. Almon Lewis, b. Nov. 1, 1854, m. May 15, 1878, Katherine L. Whitney, who was b. April 22, 1856, d. April 22, 1901. Issue: (1) Grace Elizabeth b. March 8, 1879, m. Dec. 22, 1896, Levi Van Dorn Lippincott, who was b. April 9, 1871. Issue: (a)Whitney Van Dorn, b. April 2, 1899; (b) Almon Miner b. Dec. 5, 1904; (2) William Whitney, b. Nov. 6, 1880, m. July 19, 1905, Lena Gertrude Parmalee, who was b. July 10, 1886, d. July 31, 1906. Issue: (a) Doris Catherine, b. July 30, 1906; (3) Mary Ellen, b. Aug. 13, 1883; (4) Katherine Ruth, b. June 6, 1887; (5) Ernestine, b. Aug. 18, 1892; (6) Dorothy Swift, b. March 16, 1900. IV. Ellen Rebecca, b. May 21, 1859, m. Feb....

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Rebecca Ann Todd White Harrison

WHITE HARRISON, Rebecca Ann Todd7, (Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 20, 1837, died Dec. 28, 1902, married first, Nov. 10, 1856, Edward White, who died Dec. 16, 1858, married second, Feb. 21, 1862, George C. Harrison. Children by George C. Harrison: I. Cynthia R., b. Jan. 7, 1863. II. Harriet Eleanor, b. Jan. 18, 1864, m. July 22, 1890, Mark Haliday. III. George Edward, b. June 17, 1865, m. Dec. 28, 1888, Flora B. Moore. IV. Charlotte Abigail, b. Sept. 3, 1866. V. Katie Jane, b. Aug. 4, 1868, m. Aug. 16, 1890, Henry D. Whitney. VI. John R. Carrington, b. Nov. 1, 1869, d. Dec. 16, 1869. VII. Ruth Frances, b. Oct. 31, 1871, d. May 2, 1887. VIII. Gertrude C., b. July 5, 1873. IX. Annie E., b. Jan. 25, 1875. X. Mary N., b. Nov. 29, 1876, d. March 2, 1878. XI. Mabel F., b. Nov. 14, 1878. XII. John R., b. Nov. 4,...

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Antoinette Todd Harrison

HARRISON, Antoinette Todd8, (Bennajah7, Jonah6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) married Lorenzo Harrison. Children: I. Urban, d. unmarried. II. Ella, m.(???)Barnes. No children. III. Louise,...

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Mary A. Todd Harrison of Grass Lake MI

HARRISON, Mary A. Todd8, (Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 9, 1836, in Wakeman, O., died Feb. 11, 1910, at her home in Grass Lake, Mich., married March 18, 1860,(???)Harrison. They lived in Grass Lake, Mich., where he was a farmer. Children: I. Ivy. II. Fanny. III. Elizabeth, m.(???)Bunker. They live in Winnetka,...

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Biography of John Harrison

John Harrison, senior partner of the grocery firm of Harrison & Pace, was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, November 21, 1845, and is the youngest of three sons of Parker and Mrs. Agnes Harrison, Nee McMurray. He was educated in New York City, and at an early age became associated with an elder brother in the grocery business. On March 4, 1880, he married Miss Emma M. Bangerter, a native of New York, who was born on the day Abraham Lincoln was first elected President, in November 1860. They came to California on their wedding tour and remained. Before coming to San Bernardino, Mr. Harrison was engaged in business in Los Angeles County. September 14, 1887, he formed a partnership with Milton A. Pace, and purchased the grocery business of A. Thorp, who had three months previously bought the stock from John Kane, the up to San Francisco and spent some six months traveling through the finest valleys of that part of California. Believing then, as now, that the San Bernardino valley is the choicest portion of the Pacific slope, he returned and permanently settled here in the fall of the same year. In 1866 he opened the first furniture store in the city, and, subsequently associating undertaking with it, he designed and built the first hearse ever used in Southern California, which he still has in his possession,...

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Shawnee Indian Chiefs and Leaders

Big Jim Big Jim. The popular name of a noted full-blood Shawnee leader, known among his people as Wapameepto, “Gives light as he walks”. His English name was originally Dick Jim, corrupted into Big Jim. He was born on the Sabine Reservation, Texas, in 1834, and in 1872 became chief of the Kispicotha band, commonly known as Big Jim’s band of Absentee Shawnee. Big Jim was of illustrious lineage, his grandfather being Tecumseh and his father one of the signers of the “Sam Houston treaty” between the Cherokee and affiliated tribes and the Republic of Texas, February 23, 1836....

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Canton Asylum, 1910, List of Patients

In 1898, Congress passed a bill creating the only ‘Institution for Insane Indians’ in the United States. The Canton Indian Insane Asylum, South Dakota (sometimes called Hiawatha Insane Asylum) opened for the reception of patients in January, 1903. Many of the inmates were not mentally ill. Native Americans risked being confined in the asylum for alcoholism, opposing government or business interests, or for being culturally misunderstood. A 1927 investigation conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs determined that a large number of patients showed no signs of mental illness. The asylum was closed in 1934. While open, more than...

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Biography of Judge M. V. Harrison

JUDGE M.V. HARRISON. – This early builder of Arlington, Oregon, and highly esteemed gentleman, was born in West Virginia in December, 1857, and in 1865 accompanied his parents to Indiana. He enjoyed educational advantages in a graded school at Dayton, gaining a good foundation for his later studies. In 1877 he began reading law under J.R. Carnahan at Lafayette, Indiana, but after a year abandoned this project and formed the purpose of learning the requirements and forms of mercantile life, and in pursuance of this plan accepted a position as clerk in a store. In 1880 he sought a larger life upon our Pacific coast and came hither, locating in the Yakima country. The following year he undertook the hard and adventurous trip back across the Rocky Mountains as one of the drovers of a band of cattle to Cheyenne. In the fall of 1882 he returned to our coast, locating at Arlington, where he opened a store, having an excellent assortment of goods, – the first stock of the kind placed in Arlington. In 1883 he disposed of this business and engaged with Mr. J.W. Smith, who had in the meantime brought in a very large stock of goods. In 1883 he established the hardware business, which he still manages with satisfactory results. In his public relations, Mr. Harrison has been active and efficient. He has served as...

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Biographical Sketch of Mary Allison Harrison

In the summer of 1875, Will came West to live 5 miles north of Schaller, in Sac County, and “broke prairie.” Wm. E. Harrison was the son of John and Susan Harrison, born June 6, 1851, at Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. He moved with his parents when a small boy to a farm located near Hopkinton, in Delaware County, Iowa. He returned to Delaware County to be married to Mary Ellen Allison, daughter of Samuel and Emmeline Allison, Dec. 21, 1875. The spring of 1876, Will drove a team and wagon to his land north of Schaller, Iowa. Mary and her father, Samuel Allison, came to Fort Dodge by rail and on to Sac County by stage. Mary’s father helped build a frame house on the land. Avery Harrison, son of Mary Ellen Allison and Wm. Harrison, was born there Nov. 5, 1876. On Easter Sunday in 1878, Will and Mary were visiting neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Breach, who lived across the section from them, when, without warning, a cyclone hit! It blew the house away, killing Mrs. Breach and injuring Mary badly. Will was found with a plank across his chest, but not severely injured. When they found Avery, the 17 month baby, he was paddling in the mud, enjoying himself. The Harrison home was also blown away. They stayed with neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Griffeth, until a...

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Biographical Sketch of John Harrison

John Harrison, one of the early pioneers of Douglas Township, Ida County, Iowa, was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, in December, 1824, a son of James and Elizabeth (Clendening) Harrison, natives also of that county. He moved to Scotland with his parents when a lad and was raised and educated there. In 1845, John was united in marriage to Jeanette Stevenson at Argyleshire, Scotland, near Glasgow. Her father was Peter Stevenson. In 1855, he came to the United States, locating in New York, but afterwards he engaged in a sawmill for J. Irvin at Savanna, Carroll Co., Illinois. In 1864, Mr. Harrison enlisted in the Civil War, in Co. C, Eighth Illinois Cavalry. He was wounded in he cheek and honorably discharged at Benton Barracks, Missouri, after the close of the struggle. In 1868, he took a pre-emption claim on Section 2, Douglas Township, Ida County, Ia., and at that time Douglas Township only had 6 votes. He went to Sioux City, Iowa, with ox team to mill; often killed deer where Holstein, Iowa, Ida County, now stands. There was only one family between his home and Ida Grove. Mr. Harrison’s house was the stopping place for travelers, and was also a stage station. The Sioux river flows through the farm, and Mr. Harrison is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He has a registered shire horse. Jeanette and...

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