|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1886|
St. Joseph County
Harrison Marion Crockett obit
SOUTH BEND WEEKLY TRIBUNE
[Saturday] FEBRUARY 13, 1886
Mr. Harrison M Crockett died last night [Friday 12 Feb 1886] about 9 o'clock, at his residence on South Michigan street, from the effects of a paralytic stroke that he received on Tuesday. He had been a sufferer from rheumatism and paralysis for several years, and of late was confined to the house. His age was not far from 74 years.
Mr. Crockett was born in Logan county, Ohio, of parents that moved to that state from Kentucky, and was the youngest of thirteen children, only one of whom survives, Mr. Shellim Crockett, father of Mr. Elmer Crockett of THE TRIBUNE. The deceased came to South Bend with his mother in the year 1837, and has been prominently identified with the business interests of the place from that time up to the present. From an insignificant frontier hamlet he has seen it develop into a prosperous and influential city.
Mr. Crockett first engaged in the harness making business and conducted a shop and sales room on the spot where Russworm's shop is now located on Washington street, just east of Michigan street. Afterwards he was located for a number of years in the old Washington Hotel block, the site of the old Tribune store, West Washington Street. Ultimately he retired from this business and turned his attention to building. He built and for many years lived in the house now known as the Arnold residence, corner of Jefferson and Lafayette streets. In the business part of the city he built the brick store next to the Burroughs block on North Michigan Street, the building occupied by George H. Wheelocks's Crockery Store on South Michigan Street and the old Tribune building on Washington Street. These he owned besides much of the residence and business property in the city at the time of his death.
Mr. Crockett was four times married, the last wife together with three children, two daughters and a son surviving. These are Mrs. William H. Miller [Martha Ann Crockett], Mrs. Mike Henrichs [Mattie M Crockett] and Harry Crockett [Harrison Marion Crockett, Jr.], all residents of this city.
The deceased was a man of considerable force of character of strict business habits, and took a lively interest in all that pertained to the welfare of the city in which he lived Though suffering severly from his bodily ailments of the last few years, he maintained a cheerful disposition and as far as possible tended personally to his large property interests about the city.
The funeral services were held at the residence, 430 South Michigan Street Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W.H. Hickman officiating, South Bend Lodge No. 29, I.O.O.F. being in charge. Mr. Crockett was one of the oldest members of this lodge, having joined it in 1848.
Harrison Marion Crockett was the son of Robert Crockett and Martha Cartmill. His wives were: Mary Ann Fairchild, Gabrilla A McCartney, Mary Jane Wharton and Sophronia A Davis.
Robert Crockett (1772 - 1823)
Martha Cartmill Crockett (1773 - 1852)
Gabrilla A McCartney Crockett (1827 - 1858)
Martha Ann Crockett Miller (1846 - 1899)*
John Crockett (1849 - 1849)*
Benjamin F Crockett (1853 - 1855)*
Martha Patricia Crockett Newell (1794 - 1868)*
Cartmill Crockett (1799 - 1885)*
Ascenith Crockett Nagle (1810 - 1885)*
Harrison Marion Crockett (1813 - 1886)
St. Joseph County
Plot: Grave 6, Lot 11, Block 12
Created by: John McCartney
Record added: Oct 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22485484