Mr. Benonie T. Harrison

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 21, 1896, Page 1
 
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Death of an Old Citizen.

Mr. Benonie T. Harrison Dies at His Home in Cartersville Saturday.

Mr. Benonie T. Harrison died at his home in the eastern part of the city at 7:35 o’clock, Saturday evening, 16 th instant. He had been in bad health for over two years but took his bed only about four weeks before he died. He was 65 years of age. He was one of Cartersville’s earliest settlers, having moved to the community with his parents, brothers and sisters, and several other families, from Warren county in 1834.

Mr. Harrison was never married and was quiet and reserved in his manner—indeed so extreme was this characteristic of his nature that he was seldom seen except by his relatives. Though living in the suburbs, he never visited the city but one time in seventeen years and that was eight years ago, when he passed through, going to and from his sister’s burial at the cemetery. He never made but one visit anywhere except a trip he took to Indiana, where he spent the years ’64 and ’65. He was a brother of John, James and L. C. Harrison, Sallie P. Harrison and Mrs. Americus Gough, of Mississippi, and uncle of Abb and Robert Harrison of this city, and James Harrison, of Texas.

He was not a member of any church but no one ever knew of a wrong he committed and he died with a full hope, in a prayer offered on his death bed evincing a perfect willingness to die.

His funeral occurred at the cemetery, Dr. Wm. H. Felton officiating.

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May 28, 1896, Page 4:

In Memoriam.

Mr. Benonie T. Harrison departed this life on the 16 th instant, at 7:35 o’clock p. m. at the Harrison homestead, in this city; the home established by his father Mr. Terrell Harrison, who moved here from Warren County Georgia with his family in the year 1834. The deceased was never married, and continued to reside with his father’s family upon the paternal estate, devoting himself to the support of his widowed mother and sisters by cultivating the farm. [Obituary continues—see last week’s notice.]

 

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