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William Riley Harrison
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1847
North Salem
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1914
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

William Riley Harrison was born in West Salem, Indiana, March 3rd, 1847; was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Paul, December 3rd, 1869. To this union were born ten children, six of whom are living and were present at his death. The children are: Mrs. Fannie Switzer, Mrs. Rose Sterling, Mrs. Olive Utt, Mrs. Anna Jennings, Mr. Claude Harrison and Mr. Charles Harrison, all of whom except Mrs. Switzer reside in Wichita.

He is also survived by three sisters and one brother. On October 28th, 1889, his wife passed away, and March 14th, 1892, he was married to Mrs. Brunette Rice was preceded him to the other land, last June.

He came to Kansas in 1873, and in 1877 moved to Augusta, where he has since resided till last February when he went to Wichita, to make his home with his children. He passed away June 5th at 10:56 p.m. from dropsy of the heart. He was a charter member of the Christian Church of this city, for over thirty years a member of the I.O.O.F. and was also a member of the Fraternal Union.

The body was brought from Wichita, Sunday afternoon and taken to the church where the funeral sermon was preached by the minister, interment being made in Elmwood cemetery.

(Augusta Daily Gazette, Tuesday, June 9, 1914. Submitted by Diana Herrman/Kansas Genealogy Trails' Butler County: http://genealogytrails.com/kan/butler/obitsmixed11.htm)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Harrison (1823 - 1898)
  Mary Jane Davidson Harrison (1829 - 1865)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Elisabeth Paul Harrison (1847 - 1889)
  Bernette Mahin Harrison (1849 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Ollive Rebecca Harrison Utt (1872 - 1957)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Riley Harrison (1847 - 1914)
  Robert Elmer Ellsworth Harrison (1866 - 1932)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: As per his obit, Wm. was born in West Salem, Indiana; however, North Salem was the only option Find A Grave provided.
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Augusta
Butler County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Gary Biggs
Record added: Jul 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113249061
William Riley Harrison
Added by: Keith in Kansas
 
William Riley Harrison
Added by: Keith in Kansas
 
William Riley Harrison
Added by: Keith in Kansas
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 3, 2013
 
 
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