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Dr. Everett Fred Harrison, actively and successfully engaged in the practice of dentistry in Carlisle, having a thoroughly equipped office, while his mechanical skill and ingenuity constitutes a splended supplement to his scientific knowledge, received his professional degree in 1916 and through the intervening period has made his home in Carlisle. He is a native son of Illinois, his birth having occurred in that state, near Benton, in 1883, his parents being D. F. and LUCY (BELLAMY) HARRISON. His grandparents in the paternal line were BENJAMIN F. and MARY (LIPE) HARRISON, who had removed to Illinois from Virginia and were descended from the famous Harrison family of the Old Dominion. Benjamin F. Harrison was an own cousin of the elder CARTER HARRISON, for four terms mayor of Chicago. His wife, MARY (LIPE) HARRISON, removed from North Carolina to Illinois. The grandparents of Everett F. Harrison in the maternal line were JOHN D. and MARY (CLINE) BELLAMY of Claiborne county, Tennessee. On leaving that state they removed to Franklin county, Illinois, going there soon after the close of the Civil war. Their daugher, LUCY BELLAMY, was a relative of the noted EDWARD BELLAMY, author of the widely read book, "Looking Backward," in which were foretold with absolute precision many of the modern inventions and improvements which are familiar today. It was about twenty years ago that Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Harrison came to Arkansas, settling on a farm at Hazen. In their family were five children: Everett F., of this review; CHARLES, who is a minister of the gospel located in Chicago; MAUDE, who is a teacher in the schools of Oregon; HUGH who is engaged in the automobile business; and CALLIE, deceased.

Everette F. Harrison largely pursued his education at Hazen after coming to Arkansas and later matriculated at Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tennessee for the study of dentistry and won his professional degree in 1916. He then began practice at Carlisle, where he has now remained for a period of fourteen years, and his recognized ability and his increasing skill have brought him to a prominent position in professional circules, his practice today being extensive.

Dr. Harrison volunteered for service in the World war but was rejected on account of physical disability. However, he served as chairman of the Red Cross and also acted as secretary of the committees having in charge various drives. He married Miss HELEN CARMODY, a daughter of JAMES and MARY (KELLEHER) CARMODY, and they are widely known in this section of the state, where they have many friends. Dr. Harrison is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America and along srictly professional lines he is connected with the Arkansas State Dental Society and the National Dental Association. Through the proceedings of these bodies he keeps in close touch with the trend of professional thought and scientific investigation and at all times follows the most advanced methods in his chosen life work.

Copied from CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF ARKANSAS, VOLUME II published in 1922 by the S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock. Pages 873-4.

Submitted by Charlotte Broze.

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