When James Samuel Harrison was born on 14 June 1874, in Missouri, United States, his father, James Montgomery Harrison, was 46 and his mother, Jane E. Sayers, was 42. He married Mortie Lee McKim on 27 November 1907. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Loutre Township, Audrain, Missouri, United States in 1880 and St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 November 1946, in Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, East Fulton Township, Callaway, Missouri, United States.
English (northern): from the Middle English personal name Harry or Herry + -son. These were the common pronunciations of Henry (see Harry ).
History: Harrison is an extremely common surname in northern England. One important and influential American family of bearers are descended from Benjamin Harrison, who emigrated from England to VA in 1633 or 1634. Descendants include another Benjamin Harrison (c. 1726–91), who was an activist in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His son William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) both became presidents of the US.