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Robert William Harrison
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1834
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1890
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Born in Rosefield Twp. Son of James & Susan Mary (Evans) Harrison, husband of Eleanor Senate Lawrence, m. Mar 2, 1859.

Death Notice in Henry (Illinois) Republican, dated 14 Aug 1890 states that Robert, while engaged in digging a well on his farm, encountered a layer of rock at 20 feet. He endeavored to break the rock by blasting, which created a poisonous gas. When he went back into the well soon after, he was overcome by the gas and died the following day. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Harrison (1809 - 1882)
  Susan Mary Evans Harrison (1813 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Senate Lawrence Harrison (1841 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  Agatha Ann Harrison Pierce (1862 - 1939)*
  Caroline M Harrison (1863 - 1865)*
  Emelia Jane Harrison Smith (1868 - 1953)*
  Mary Susan Harrison Manker LaMay (1870 - 1947)*
  Francis Howard Harrison (1872 - 1951)*
  Ada May Harrison Kneer (1874 - 1969)*
  Bertha Louisa Harrison Kneer (1878 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Richard Harrison (1833 - 1911)*
  Robert William Harrison (1834 - 1890)
  Harriet Elizabeth Harrison Little (1837 - 1913)*
  Francis Mary Harrison (1838 - 1849)*
  Absalom Harrison (1841 - 1920)*
  Ira David Harrison (1843 - 1910)*
  Ruth Harrison Moffit (1844 - 1871)*
  James Aaron Harrison (1847 - 1917)*
  Paul Henry Harrison (1849 - 1902)*
  Susan Ellen Harrison Gregory (1852 - 1923)*
  Jesse Fremont Harrison (1856 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Princeville Township Cemetery
Princeville
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5798803
Robert William Harrison
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Added by: Dan Ryan
 
 
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My great great grandfather.
- John Melton
 Added: Oct. 16, 2008
Sometimes I wonder what it must have been like to have seen the Civil War. Maybe I'll get to ask you someday.
- Julia
 Added: Aug. 30, 2002
 
 
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