Edith Elizabeth Harrison

Female16 October 1842–

Brief Life History of Edith Elizabeth

When Edith Elizabeth Harrison was born on 16 October 1842, in South Petherton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Harrison, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Osborne, was 33. She lived in South Petherton Hundred, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Benjamin Harrison
Elizabeth Osborne
Edith Elizabeth Harrison
Sarah Ann Harrison
John Harrison

Sources (5)

  • Edith E Harrison in household of Benjamin Harrison, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Edith Elizabeth Harrison, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Edith E Harrison in household of Benjamin Harrison, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 38

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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