Biographies of Whiteside County, IL 1885
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Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
25 Jul 2005


William H. Harrison, a merchant at Tampico, was born Dec. 20, 1856, in Fenton Township, Whiteside Co., Ill. His parents, Samuel and Betsey (Pope) Harrison, were born in England, Where they were farmers. They came to Whiteside County, and the father died in Fenton Township, in 1866. In 1874 the mother and children went to Vancouver's Island, B.C.

Mr. Harrison returned to Whiteside County in 1876. He obtained a position as clerk in the employment of Isaac Kahn, in whose interests he operated 18 months. In 1878 he came to Tampico and formed a partnership with R. Davis in the sale of general merchandise. At the end of 18 months their connection terminated, Mr. Harrison becoming sole proprietor. His business is in a prosperous condition. In political opinion and relations, Mr. Harrison is a Republican. He is at present a member of the Village Board.

Dec. 25, 1883, he ws married to Sadie, daughter of Thomas A. and Mary (Varien) Glassburn. Her parents were born, reared and married in Ohio, and came to Illinois in 1856, since which time they have resided in Whiteside County. They now live in Tampico Township, where Mrs. Harrison was born, and acquired a good education. At 16 she commenced teaching in the primary department of the village school at Tampico, where she was employed six years.


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