John Caswell Harrison Sr.

Brief Life History of John Caswell

When John Caswell Harrison Sr. was born on 23 May 1869, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Alfred Henry Harrison, was 24 and his mother, Martha Ann Williams, was 17. He married Cora Elizabeth Haren on 23 May 1888, in Union, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Howard, Texas, United States in 1910 and White Bread Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 March 1965, in Gracemont, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Gracemont Cemetery, Gracemont, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Caswell Harrison Sr.
Cora Elizabeth Haren
Marriage: 23 May 1888
William Benjamin Harrison
Leonard Cornelius Harrison
Thomas Judson Harrison
Elsie Mae Harrison
Maurice Greeley Harrison
Alfred Henry Harrison
Anna Myrtle Harrison
Beulah Vesta Harrison
Alice Ewing Harrison
Alonzo Franklin " Dick" Harrison
John Caswell Harrison Jr.
Raymond Wiley Harrison

Sources (22)

  • John C Harrison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C. Harrison, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • John Caswell Harrison Sr, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


Historical Boundaries: 1876: Howard, Texas, United States

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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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The House I Love

This poem was written by the granddaughter of John Caswell Harrison Sr & Cora Elizabeth Haren who said her grandparents never knew how many of their grandchildren would be dropped off at their house o …

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