John William Harrison and Sarah (Russell) Harrison

John W. Harrison married Sarah Russell March 1, 1869 in Mills County, Iowa.

In 1870 Mills County John, 24, born in England, and Sarah 19, Iowa, have Robert Russell, 16 living with them.

In 1880 John W. Harrison, 34, born in London, England, is farming in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, married to S. 29, with daughter A.M. 8, Oscar A. 3,  and Clarence 1., all born in Iowa.

John cash-claimed a quarter in 32, 7N 48W in 1890.

Ida J. Harrison cash-claimed a quarter in 1, 7N 48W in 1890.

John W. Harrison , along with Richard M. Scruggs, Joseph Maker, Samuel M. Kennard, and John M. Dutro, claimed a mine in Teller County, Colorado in 1895.

He likely is the silver miner in 1900 Pitkin County, Colorado, born November 1845 in England, married 31 years to Sarah Jan 1851 Iowa.  Cora was born Oct 1881 Iowa, John March 1887 Colorado, George August 1891 Colorado (George's WWII registration said he was born in Aspen).

Sarah Harrison- Jan 22, 1851 - Jan 14, 1904, is buried in Mount Olivet, Chaffee County, "Wife of J.W. Harrison"

One tree says John died April 1, 1910 in Grays Harbor County, Washington.  That might be referring to the Elma cemetery listing of John William Harrison, Jr. -1846 - April 2, 1910. Washington death records have J.W. Harrison dying April 1, 1910, in Elma, Chehalis County, parents as John William Harrison and Phylis Clark"

Cora E. Harrison married William Wintz Jun 5, 1902, recorded in Pitkin County.

1901 "Miss Maud Sweeney has accepted the position as clerk in Beden & Beall's furniture store and in her accommodating manner will meet the public."

Oscar A. Harrison married Elizabeth Perry September 9, 1897, recorded in El Paso County, Colorado.

Oscar and Lizzie Harrison divorced in 1902 in Pitkin County.

  August 1902

Oscar registered in Teller County, Colorado, working for Portland Gold Mining Company, born Sept 16, 1877, and nearest relative Blanche Harrison, wife.


Maude Sweeney married James Martin in Aspen in 1904.

A 1902 party surprising Mrs. Sweeney of Aspen included Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Harrison, .... Maude Sweeney.

June 15, 1906 Aspen

June 29, 1906  "John Harrison and bride arrived in the city Wednesday evening from Buena Vista.  They have taken up their residence with the groom's father near the Percy La Salle."  Percy La Salle Mining and Power Co., of Aspen, Colorado.   The Newman Mine on Castle Creek had  several buildings. Also previously known as the Percy La Salle, Four Seasons Club and currently (2010) the Music School and Aspen Country Day School. The Colorado Midland Railroad had a standard gauge track to the mine.

March 15, 1907 "John Harrison and young son expect to leave on this evening's train for Ely, Nev., to remain permanently."

March 19, 1907 "John Harrison was an outgoing passenger on last evening's train for Ely, Nev., to remain."

1908 Aspen "Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison left yesterday mornifg (sic) for Buena Vista to emain (sic)."

In 1910 John G. is a logger in Jefferson County, Colorado, married to Maud E. - both 23, with Glen G. two months, all three born in Colorado.

John G. Harrison registered with a Victor, Colorado address, saying he was born March 28, 1887 in STERLING Colorado.

Probably the John G. Harrison-1887-1966 buried in Evergreen, Colorado Springs,

Oscar A. Harrison - Sep 16, 1877 (1876 - 1948 on the tombstone) and Blanche 1883-1954 are buried in Evergreen, too.


In 1900 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Clarence Harrison 21, and Charles Harrison 27, are with sister Cora Nessley, 24, and her husband Henry, 29.

Ruby J. Smith married Clarence A. Harrison Dec 31, 1902, recorded in Chaffee County, Colorado.

In 1910 Washington County, Colorado, Clarence A. Harrison, 31, and Ruby. J. 26 have George T. 2.  Ruby and George were born in Colorado.

In 1900 C.F. Harrison, born April 1873 in Iowa, is a cigar maker in Lead City, South Dakota

Charles Frederick Harrison - born Apr 30, 1873, died Feb 14, 1943, buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles.