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157. William Harvey HARRISON61,72 was born on 7 September 1880 in Buena Vista, Schuyler County, Illinois.4,37,52,72 He died on 27 November 1961 at the age of 81.72

Birth Record #946. William H. Harrison, 7 Sep 1880, Buenavista Tp. Edith (Irvin) Harrison, Elisha Harrison.

1940 Census. Chester, Crawford, AR, ED 17-7, Sheet 2A, Hh 20
Harvey Harrison, age 59, widowed. [He must have had an earlier marriage I have not yet located.] Finished 4th grade. In 1935 he was living in Mena, Polk Co, AR. He is a laborer on WPA road construction.
Living with him is Kimbrell Harrison, nephew, age 24, finished 8th grade, born Arkansas. He was living in Crawford Co in 1935 and is also working for the WPA. Kimbrell was his brother Nelson's son.


World War II Draft Registration:
William Harvey Harrison, residence was Chester, Crawford Co, Ark. He was age 61, born 7 Sep 1880 in "Skyler" Co, Illinois. Lillie Harrison would always know his address. His employer was the WPA, District 4, out of Fort Smith, Ark. He was employed at Lake Ft. Smith, Mountainburg, Crawford Co. Description was 5'6", 160 lbs. Gray eyes, gray hair, light complexion. He had a knife scar on his left leg.
Dated 27 April 1942.

Also buried in the Conley Cemetery in Crawford Co are George W. Harrison 1915-1959 and Robert Harrison 1942-1949. Possibly son and grandson of William H. Harrison.
Called "Hardey" in obituary of sister Mary Adamson. Living in DeQueen AR in 1929.

William Harvey HARRISON and Lillie Mae YOUNG were married on 8 December 1941 in Crawford County, Arkansas.72,73 Lillie Mae YOUNG, daughter of William Henry YOUNG and Sarah Emaline BLEVINS, was born on 1 December 1892.72 She died on 5 January 1964 at the age of 71.72

Even thought they were older when married, she is listed on the marriage license as Miss Lillie Barnett. She had previously been married to Joseph M. Burnett - they apparently divorced. FindAGrave had the information concerning her family.