Harry Spurgeon Morrison

26 May 1884–8 December 1948 (Age 64)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harry Spurgeon

When Harry Spurgeon Morrison was born on 26 May 1884, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Spurgeon R. Morrison, was 24 and his mother, Amelia J. Labarge, was 19. He married Clara Ellen Yeaton on 2 April 1907, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 15 years. He died on 8 December 1948, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Harry Spurgeon Morrison
Clara Ellen Yeaton
Marriage: 2 April 1907

Spouse and Children

2 April 1907
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Spurgeon R. Morrison


    Amelia J. Labarge




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 11

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 17

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry S Morrison, "Rhode Island State Census, 1935"
  • Harry S Morrison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry S Morrison, "United States Census, 1920"

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