William Henry Harrison

3 May 1834–18 February 1910 (Age 75)
Daviess, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Harrison was born on 3 May 1834, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexander N. Harrison, was 22 and his mother, Maria Pool, was 18. He married Martha A. Kellam on 15 October 1856, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Lockhart Township, Pike, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Skelton Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 18 February 1910, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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William Henry Harrison
Martha Ann McAllister
Marriage: 25 November 1863
Elizabeth Thursa Harrison
Laura Belle Harrison
Sarah Margaret Harrison
Charles Wesley Harrison
Thelda M. Harrison

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1863Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries 1852: Pike, Indiana, United States
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 22
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • William H Harison, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wm. H. Harrison, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • William H Harrision, "United States Census, 1900"

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