Friday, December 21, 2007

Thomas Satterwhite Harrison (1842-1927) Obituary

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 17 January 1927 (Page 1)

T. S. Harrison Well-Known Man of Blanche, Dies

New was received here today of the death last night at 11:25 o'clock of Thomas Satterwhite Harrison, lifelong and prominent resident of Blanche, N. C. Mr. Harrison, who is 85 years old, had been bed-ridden for about eight weeks from infirmities of age, but several days ago contracted bronchial pneumonia, which hastened his death.

Mr. Harrison was widely known and esteemed in Caswell county. He served as justice of the peace for 52 consecutive years, probably establishing a record in years of service as an officeholder. He also served two terms in the state legislature and was a Mason and confederate veteran.

Besides his sister, Mrs. Cora Slade, of Yanceyville, Mr. Harrison is survived by the following children: Will Harrison, Havanna, Cuba; Robert L. Harrison and and John P. Harrison, of Blanche, N. C.; I. D. Harrison, of Norfolk; Miss Annie Harrison, Danville; Mrs. James Murray, Danville; Miss Dora Harrison, Blanche; Mrs. W. T. Lea, Blanche; Lieut. Duval Duckett, United States Navy, San Diego; Mrs. W. K. Webster, Washington, D. C., and Miss Lillie Harrison, of California.

The funeral will be held from Harrison's old church, near the residence, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. He will be buried with Masonic honors.
Thomas first married Addie Slade and then, upon her death, her sister Belle. Upon the death of his second wife, he married Mary Joe Burkholder. The Tom Harrison home is located on the Blanche road and is in a splendid state of repair. It dates back to the early 1800's and is now owned by one of the daughters, Mrs. Eliza Harrison Duckett.
Source: Purley

Thomas Satterwhite Harrison (1842-1927) was the son of Samuel Satterwhite Harrison (1818-1885) and Louisa Matilda McDaniel (1820-1889). On 23 August 1863 he married Adeline Hannah Slade (1843-1878). Upon her death he married her sister Isabella P. Slade (1845-1890). Finally, after the death of his second wife, he married Mary Jo Burkholder. And, he outlived her. By these three wives he had fourteen children:

First Wife

1. Cora Isabell (Belle) Harrison
2. John Phillip Samuel Harrison
3. William Slade Harrison
4. Thomas Henry Harrison
5. Dora K. Harrison
6. Adeline Harrison
7. Lilly Harrison

Second Wife

8. Annie May Harrison
9. Robert Lee Harrison
10. Bessie Harrison

Third Wife

11. Isaac Douglas Harrison
12. Mary Eliza Harrison
13. Sarah Carroll Harrison
14. Gladys Burks Harrison

For more information see the Caswell County Family Tree.


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