E. T. Harrison, a resident of Waverly the past year, and formerly a well known business man here, passed away last Saturday morning in the Brinkley Hospital at Little Rock, Ark., where he had gone two weeks before for treatment. He had been in poor health for some time.
Edwin Thomas Harrison, son of John and Hannah Fox Harrison, was born on a farm in the Ebenezer neighborhood, north of Jacksonville, November 29, 1871. He was 67 years, 9 months and 3 days of age at the time of his death.
He grew to manhood in that community, and united with the Ebenezer Methodist Church at an early age. He attended Whipple Academy, and Brown's Business College in Jacksonville.
On December 7, 1898, he was married to Anna Louise Hart of Sinclair. To this union were born five chidlren: Alfred H., of Virginia; Helen Welch, of Waverly; Allan C., of Ashton; Ethel Lowery, of Waverly; and Edwin Thomas, Jr., of Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison first established their home in Philadelphia, Illinois, where he owned a general store. He was also associated with the company of Hairgrove, Beggs & Harrison, in the grain business.
In 1902, he purchased the grain business in Waverly, and moved to this city, selling out in 1926, to Richard Whalen. The family then moved to Jacksonville, where they lived until September, 1938. At that time, he and Mrs. Harrison came to Waverly to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Lowery.
After the death of Mrs. Harrison, on March 13, 1939, he continued to reside here.
Surviving are the five children, ten grandchildren; one brother, G. C. Harrison, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; besides many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services ere held at the Wiese Funeral Home tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. M. Groves of Springfield, pastor of the Waverly Christian church.
Mrs. Wilson M. Smith sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", with Miss Lois Brown as accompanist.
The pall bearers were John Moore, Frank Fox, John Neumann, Fred Bateman, Richard Whalen, and Allan S. Woods.
The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Allan S. Woods, Mrs. Richard Whalen, Mrs. Fred Bateman, Mrs. Ray Bottom, Mrs. W. M. Groves, Mrs. Fred Quinn, Mrs. Leo Lowery, Misses Mabel Neumann, Ina Swain and Alice Louise Hart.
Burial was in Ebenezer cemetery, north of Jacksonville.