Karl Steffey Burns Harrison

Brief Life History of Karl Steffey Burns

When Karl Steffey Burns Harrison was born on 21 October 1902, in Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Eugene Cook Harrison, was 29 and his mother, Mary Hattie Steffey, was 23. He married Madge Clarene Stone on 17 May 1924, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chequest Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 21 October 1966, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sylmar, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Karl Steffey Burns Harrison
1902–1966
Madge Clarene Stone
1905–1986
Marriage: 17 May 1924
Virginia Ann Harrison
1930–1996

Sources (16)

  • Karl S B Harrison in household of E C Harrison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Karl B Harrison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Carl Harrison, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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