Alice Harrison

Brief Life History of Alice

Alice Harrison was born in March 1809, in England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Wife Unknown. She married William Burton George Greenside on 28 September 1833. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Norton Township, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 31 December 1857, in Clear Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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William Burton George Greenside
Alice Harrison
Marriage: 28 September 1833
Mary Ann Greensides
Clement Greenside
William Burton Greenside
Elizabeth Greenside
Loretta "Rettie" Greenside
Urban Greenside
Agnes Greenside
Maurice Eugene Greenside
John Harrison Greenside
Agnes May Greenside

Sources (8)

  • Alice Greensides in household of Burton Greensides, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Allice Marrison in entry for William Greensides, "Canada, Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923"
  • Allice Harrison in entry for Mary Grounsides, "Canada, Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923"

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World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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