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129. Nelson Brown HARRISON72 was born on 6 December 1884 in Illinois.71 He died on 1 January 1967 at the age of 82 in Crawford County, Arkansas.95

It seems possible that Nelson was one of twins and the only one to survive.

Records of Crawford Co AR Marriage Book H 1906-1911
Oma Cole & Lucille Pound
Nelson Harrison, age 21 m. Myrtle Osburn, age 17
8 Sep 1906 by W. B. Hobbs JP


Not found in the 1910 census.

1920 Census. Chester Twp, Crawford Co AR. Hh 47
Nelson Harrison, age 34, b. IL, father b. KY, mother b. IL., trackman on the Railroad
Myrtle, wife, age 30.
Vesta, dau, 12. Edith, dau, 9. Roy, son, 6. Kimbrel, son, age 4 and 6 months. Randel, son, age 1 and 11 months.

Nelson's household was the first enumerated in Chester Town in 1930. He was 44 and had married at age 21.

1940 Census. Chester, Crawford, AR, ED 17-7, Sheet 1A, Hh 4
Nelson B. Harrison, 55, b. Illinois, renting but living in the same house as in 1935. He was a section-hand for the railroad. He only went through the 2nd grade.
Myrtle, age 51, wife, b. AR
Randall, son, age 22. laborer on a farm
Virl, son, age 20, working on a CCC Reforestation project
Virginia, dau, age 17
James E., son, 15
Inez, dau, 12
Anna M., dau, age 8

He had to register for the World War II Draft [the "old man's draft] Nelson Brown Harrison, lived Chester, Arkansas. He was 57, born 6 Dec 1884 in Schuyler Co, Ill. The person who would always know his address was Mrs. Myrtle Harrison of Chester. His employer was the Frisco Rail Road Co, St. Louis, Mo., but he was employed in Chester. He was 5'9" tall and weighed about 165 lbs. Gray eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion.
Dated 27 Apr 1942, Crawford Co, Arkansas.

Nelson and Myrtle are buried in the Chester Cemetery, Chester, AR.

Nelson Brown HARRISON and Myrtle OSBURN were married on 8 September 1906 in Crawford County, Arkansas.72,96 Myrtle OSBURN was born on 26 January 1889 in Arkansas.96,97 She died on 19 April 1948 at the age of 59 in Crawford County, Arkansas.97

Ancestry FamilyTree gives her parents as James Lewis Osburn and Sarah Frances Lee - her full name was listed as Sarah Myrtle Armetta Mae Osburn.

1900 Census. Crawford Co, AR, Dist 50, Hh 19
James L Orsburn, b. Feb 1852, age 48, married 25 years. Born KY as were his parents, Farmer
Sarah F., wife, b. Jan 1854, age 46, 15 children - 11 are living, b. AL, parents b. TN
William D., son, b. Feb 1881, age 19
Lula P., dau, b. Jan 1884, age 16
Maud J., dau, b. Feb 1886, age 14
Conner K., son, b. Nov 1887, age 12
Sarah M., dau, b. Jan 1889, age 11
Susan E., dau, b. Apr 1891, age 9
Lewis E., son, b. Feb 1893, age 7
Lillie, dau, b. Dec 1895, age 5
Marida Cook, Boarder, b. Feb 1834, age 66, Widow, b. AR, parents b. IN

Nelson Brown HARRISON and Myrtle OSBURN had the following children:

152

i.

Vesta/Hester HARRISON was born in 1908 in Arkansas.96

153

ii.

Edith HARRISON72 was born in 1911 in Arkansas.96

In 1930, Edith Harrison was living with John W. & Vesta Furlow as a Servant.

154

iii.

Roy HARRISON was born in 1914 in Arkansas.72,96

I might have found "Roy" in the 1940 Census.
Chester, Crawford, AR, ED 17-7, p. 2B, Hh 37
LeRoy D Harrison, age 27, attended high school 3 years, b. Arkansas. He is working on WPA road construction.
Arrella M., wife age 21.
Velma, daughter, 2. Dorvan E., son age 10 months.

155

iv.

Kimbrel HARRISON was born in 1915 in Arkansas.72,96

Age 4 6/12 in 1920 census.

In 1940, he was living with his uncle, William Harvey Harrison.

156

v.

Randell HARRISON was born in 1918 in Arkansas.72,96

Age 1 11/12 in 1920 census.

157

vi.

Virl HARRISON was born in 1920 in Arkansas.72

158

vii.

Virginia HARRISON was born in 1923 in Arkansas.72

159

viii.

James HARRISON was born in 1925 in Arkansas.72

160

ix.

Inez HARRISON was born in 1928 in Arkansas.72

161

x.

Anna M HARRISON was born in 1932 in Crawford County, Arkansas.