When Robert Ferdinand Harrison was born on 14 June 1857, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Joshua Harrison, was 36 and his mother, Permelia Adelaide Ellis, was 27. He married Mary Elvira Wilkes on 17 October 1883, in Culleoka, Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1930. He died on 16 December 1936, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, 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.
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Robert F. Harrison Rites Are Saturday Will Be Laid to Rest at Santa Monica Funeral services for Robert F. Harrison, active in the mining business for many years, and father of Mrs. F.G.H. Stevens, t …
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