James Samuel Harrison

Male14 June 1874–11 November 1946

Brief Life History of James Samuel

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.

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James Samuel Harrison
Mortie Lee McKim
Marriage: 27 November 1907
James Samuel Harrison Jr
Margaret McKim Harrison

Sources (7)

  • James Harrison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James S Harrison, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • James Samuel Harrison, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    27 November 1907
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 1

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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