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William W. Harrison Obituary


Obituary, The County Capital, St. John, Kansas.  26 January 1900

     "Sunday morning, January 28, 1900, just a few minutes after the hour of 12:00, the spirit of W[illiam] W. Harrison departed from its earthly abode for the unknown shore.  The death of Mr. Harrison was not unexpected, as he had been quite low for several days and the family and friends were fully cognizant of the fact that he could linger only a short time.  The deceased also realized his condition fully, and was fully prepared for the end.

     Funeral services under the auspices of Walter Beach Camp No. 547 Modern Woodman of America was held at the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday conducted by Rev. Shephard of the Baptist Church assisted by Rev.Irwin of the M.E. Church, followed by interment in the city cemetery [Fairview Park Cemetery].

     The departed was a native of North Carolina and was forty nine years, four months and sixteen days old.

     When a young man he moved to town where he was married [Mary Miller] in the year, 1873.  Of this union there were born seven children, four boys and three girls all living except one who died in infancy.

     W.W. Harrison, while not an old man, was an old settler in this part of Kansas, locating here early enough so that he helped to survey considerable of the county.  For a number of years, Mr. Harrison was connected with the Walnut Creek Mills of Great Bend, and later with the mill at St. John.  For the past ten years he has been extensively engaged in the stock business and did a large shipping business in addition to raising and feeding, in which he was ably assisted by his two sons Roy and Guy, and no one ever enjoyed the full confidence of the people of Stafford County more than W.W. Harrison.

     At his request a post mortem was held which revealed a cancer of the stomach as the real cause of his death.

     To the bereaved family we desire to extend our heart felt sympathy this their sad hour of affliction."


 Submitted by raleighwood@juno.com January 23, 2005.


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