James Robert Harbison

4 June 1900–16 May 1953 (Age 52)
District of Columbia, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Harbison was born on 4 June 1900, in District of Columbia, United States, his father, James Mitchell Harbison, was 37 and his mother, Eliza Ann Slaughter, was 33. He married Nora White on 7 April 1924, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States for about 5 years and Magisterial District 5 Upper Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 16 May 1953, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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James Robert Harbison
Nora White
Marriage: 7 April 1924

Spouse and Children

7 April 1924
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Mitchell Harbison


    Eliza Ann Slaughter






    Lucille Harbison


    Margaret Chapman Harbison



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 4

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern Ireland): patronymic from the personal name Herbert . (The change from -er- to -ar- was a common one in Old French and Middle English.)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Harbison in household of Eliza Harbison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James R Harbison in household of Jerry B Harbison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James R Harbison in household of John W White, "United States Census, 1940"

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