Elizabeth Short Harrison

FemaleFebruary 1825–12 May 1904

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Short

When Elizabeth Short Harrison was born in February 1825, in North Bend, Miami Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, John Scott Harrison, was 20 and her mother, Lucretia Knapp Johnson, was 20. She married Dr. George Coleman Eaton on 1 June 1847, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 12 May 1904, in her hometown, at the age of 79, and was buried in North Bend, Miami Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Dr. George Coleman Eaton
Elizabeth Short Harrison
Marriage: 1 June 1847
Dr. John Scott Harrison Eaton
Mary Eaton
George Coleman Eaton
Anna Harrison Eaton
Archibald Irwin Eaton

Sources (10)

  • Betty H Eaton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elisabeth Short Harrison - Individual or family possessions: birth:
  • Elizabeth Harrison, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1847Hamilton, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 11

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 21

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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