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Eliza J. Beets Harbison
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1849
Death: Dec. 16, 1924

The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 19, 1924:

"Mrs. Aaron Harbison Dead. Living alone, by choice, Mrs. Eliza Harbison, widow of the late Aaron Harbison, died alone, December 16th, 1924, in her home, about 10 miles northwest of Paola, in Richland township. She was in her 76th year, and, like many another aged one, preferred the solitude of a home, undisturbed. Only last month she spent a few weeks with her brother, H. P. Beets, in Marysville township, and he urged her to stay, or let someone live with her. She has two dutiful sons, and each tried to have the mother live with him, but she continued her quiet hours in the old homestead, where her husband died long ago.

One son, Don Harbison, resides in Ottawa, where he is a successful business man, and the other, Joseph Harbison, lives on his farm, about two miles north of his mother's place. A surviving sister, Mrs. Fanny Lynn, lives, with her husband, in Lawrence, Kansas. A son born to Mr. and Mrs. Harbison, and two daughters, died when young Grover, Ida and Emma.

Born near Hickman's Mills, Cass county, Mo., February 3rd, 1849, Eliza Beets came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beets, to Miami county, while it was yet called Lykins, and did as frontier girls did made the best of it amidst the hardships and joys of pioneer life. She improved every chance of schooling, and, when 23 years old, became the wife of Aaron Harbison. This was in 1872, on July 4th.

Coming from a family of high worth and good name, she lived that Eliza Beets was hailed as a worthy girl, and later, as wife and mother, she added to the strength and virtues of the Harbisons, another substantial family.

The funeral was held yesterday, December 18th, 1924, and the body was laid beside the grave of her husband after befitting ceremonies. The attendance was large and deep sympathy was extended to the many relatives." 
Family links: 
  Joseph Beets (1819 - 1906)
  Louisa D. Lyon Beets (1821 - 1888)
  Aaron Harbison (1847 - 1919)*
  Joseph L. Harbison (1877 - 1961)*
  Donald E Harbison (1881 - 1963)*
  Eliza J. Beets Harbison (1849 - 1924)
  Peter Lee Beets (1851 - 1923)*
  Henry Palmer Beets (1854 - 1943)*
  Permelia Fannie Beets Lynn (1860 - 1955)*
  Louida A. Beets Richardson (1864 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Miami County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Marc Doty
Record added: Feb 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33536051
Eliza J. <i>Beets</i> Harbison
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Eliza J. <i>Beets</i> Harbison
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