Dr. John Franklin Harrison

Brief Life History of John Franklin

When Dr. John Franklin Harrison was born on 12 November 1871, in Benton City, Audrain, Missouri, United States, his father, James Montgomery Harrison, was 43 and his mother, Jane E. Sayers, was 39. He lived in Loutre Township, Audrain, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Salt River Township, Audrain, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 22 October 1957, in Mexico, Audrain, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Benton City, Audrain, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Montgomery Harrison
Jane E. Sayers
Ella Harrison
Lucy Mary Harrison
Margaret Draper Harrison
Helen Sayers Harrison
Albert Sidney Johnson Harrison
Crockett Harrison
Dr. John Franklin Harrison
James Samuel Harrison

Sources (10)

  • John F Harrison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Frank Harrison, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Frank Harrison, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Amnesty Act

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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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Dr. Harrison Highlighted By Audrain Historical Society

The twelfth person to be recognized by the Audrain County Historical Society is Dr. John Frank Harrison, who was a successful physician in Mexico, and who served as mayor of the city for three terms, …

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