|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1857|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1932|
John Harrison Dies
John Harrison of Pilot Rock died on Friday night at St. Anthony's hospital. Mr. Harrison was born in Akley, Iowa, in January 1858,and had spent the past fifty years in Umatilla county. He was 75 years of age. Mr. Harrison is survived by the following childred: Mrs. Dick Kirchoff, Derwood Harrison, Clint Harrison, Mrs. William Caplinger, Mrs. William Harris of Portland and John and James Harrison of Pilot Rock. The funeral services will be held at folsom's on Monday at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at the mausoleum. Honoray pallbearers will be Charley Michael, Dick Baker, Elvin Pollock, Ben Gill, Walter Smith and Robert Boylen. Active pallbearers will be Frank Michael, Joe Tallman, W.E. Brock, L.A. Roy, Herbert Boylen and James Maloney.
John H. Harrison - The prosperous farmer whose name forms the heading of this article has fought his way through the battles of this world with a valor and decisiveness that have crowned him with marked success in the financial realm, while his geniality and good, neighborly spirit have won him a host of friends among all classes.
Stephenson county, Illinois, is his native place and the date of his advent into this world was January 9, 1857, from which time until he was twenty-one years of age he lived with his father, Samuel Harrison, a prosperous farmer. He was apt at the farm work and made a fine success on his father's farm, as well as gained a good education from the common schools of his native place. When it came time for him to take up the battle of life alone he was well prepared and went at it with energy and wisdom. The west seemed to be the place for him to begin, so accordingly he came to Pendleton in the winter of 1878, and engaged as an employee for one year, after which he went to Walla Walla and followed ranching until 1881. Immediately succeeding this he returned to Pendleton and engaged in a livery stable, which, together with driving a truck, occupied him for two years more, when he found that his economy and thrift had amassed sufficient funds for him to begin business for himself, and he proceeded to open up a liquor store, which he successfully handled for two years and then turned his attention to ranching, finding it a life of less confinement. In this capacity he continued for nine years with very gratifying financial remuneration. Desirous of a change he sold out and came to Pilot Rock and again embarked in the retail liquor business, this time following it until February , 1901, when he sold out and bought a fine farm of three hundred and twenty acres. Upon this place we now find him, occupying himself entirely with farming, where there is no doubt that with his fine land and his former skill and energy he will make an excellent record as an agriculturest.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Harrison came to Pilot Rock in 1883 and engaged in retail business in Pilot Rock. There is a rather quaint story concerning John Harrison's courtship of Miss Olive Waldron. He often rode by the Waldron farm on Birch Creek where a pretty young maiden would be milking the family cows. With him it was love at first sight. He vowed to marry her some day and take her away from the cow milking task. Eventually he succeeded, but only temporarily was she removed from this chore. After they moved to the farm some four miles east of Pilot Rock on Little McKay Creek, she persuaded him to take a bucket and join her in the milking endeavor. By the late 1920s she had finally trained him to do the milking on his own. The author remembers him at dusk carrying an empty pail hanging from his bent arm and heading for the cow barn to milk "Old Bossy." He had moved to the farm because he wanted to be less confined than.was required in a retail business..
. The John Harrisons were the parents of eight children:
Claude, Derward, Clint, Flossie, Eva, John, and James.
Mr. Harrison was born in Illinois in January 9 1857, and was reared and educated there. He was an apt farm worker and made a fine success of his father's farm. When he was twenty One years of age (1878), he came west to Pendleton and worked there one year. Then he went to Walla Walla and did some farming until 1881, by that time he had amassed sufficient capital to go into retail business in Pendleton and later operated a livery stable. He finally came to Pilot Rock and eventually secured the wheat ranch. He was a member of the United Artisans of the pilot Rock Lodge.
Samuel Harrison (1833 - 1900)
Catherine Lamb Harrison Butler (1834 - 1913)
Olive Waldron Harrison (1867 - 1921)
Claudina M Harrison Kirchoff (1889 - 1970)*
John L. Harrison (1900 - 1940)*
James Robert Harrison (1901 - 1979)*
John Hugh Harrison (1857 - 1932)
William Thomas Harrison (1868 - 1927)*
Lillie M. Harrison (1873 - 1882)*
Plot: Mau H, Tier 1, Crypt 7
Maintained by: Jim Harrison
Originally Created by: Jan
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
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