Harrison, Mrs. J. M.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 662 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 662 (edited image)

Mrs. J.M. Harrison lived at 1993 Beach Avenue in 1916.

She was also at 1326 10th Avenue in 1915, and at 1492 Harwood Street from 1917 to 1919.

Although it is not certain, it appears that she was the widow of Rev. James Morrell (or Murrell) Harrison. If so, she was born Annie Philip in Inveresque, Scotland on July 10, 1846. Her father was John Weston Philip (sometimes spelled Philip or Phillips) (1808-1897). Annie’s mother was Helen (or Ellen) Knox (1807-1885).

Annie and her parents travelled to Canada in the 1850s. In 1877, they arrived in the Roland district, southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Soon after that, Annie met and married Rev. James Morrell Harrison, who was a Methodist clergyman. He was born in Ontario on October 13, 1849. His father was Edmund Brailsford Harrison (1820-1907).

Edmund Brailsford Harrison on a ship called the Brailsford, off Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.

"Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF56-XS4 : 11 December 2014), William Thomas Harrison, 25 Jul 1925; citing Otonabee, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada, 598, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,057,335.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF56-XS4 : 11 December 2014), William Thomas Harrison, 25 Jul 1925; citing Otonabee, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada, 598, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,057,335.

The Brailsford was an East Indiaman sailing ship, built in Gainsborough, England, in 1811. In 1820 the Brailsford sailed from London to Bombay, India. John Spring was the captain of the ship.

The Register of Shipping for 1821, Society of Merchants, Shipowners and Underwriters; London, printed by C. F. Seyfang, 1820; reprinted by Gregg Press, London, unknown date; unpaged; https://books.google.ca/books?id=EVfNX__5ZZsC&pg=RA19-PA1820&lpg=RA19-PA1820&dq=brailsford#v=onepage&q=brailsford&f=false.

The Register of Shipping for 1821, Society of Merchants, Shipowners and Underwriters; London, printed by C. F. Seyfang, 1820; reprinted by Gregg Press, London, unknown date; unpaged; https://books.google.ca/books?id=EVfNX__5ZZsC&pg=RA19-PA1820&lpg=RA19-PA1820&dq=brailsford#v=onepage&q=brailsford&f=false.

 

A Systematic Plan for Bettering the Condition of Merchants, Owners, Underwriters, Commanders, Officers, Seamen etc. in the Merchant Sea Service, by Jeffery Dennis; London, Jeffery Dennis, 1822, page 32; https://books.google.ca/books?id=JkYVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=brailsford#v=onepage&q&f=false

A Systematic Plan for Bettering the Condition of Merchants, Owners, Underwriters, Commanders, Officers, Seamen etc. in the Merchant Sea Service, by Jeffery Dennis; London, Jeffery Dennis, 1822, page 32; https://books.google.ca/books?id=JkYVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=brailsford#v=onepage&q&f=false

James Harrison’s mother was Mary Sailsbury (1826-1888).

 

Harrison Family in Western Canada

After James and Annie were married, they lived in a series of towns in western Canada, including the places where their children were born. (This list may not be complete.)

1879 Bluff, Manitoba (Mary Edith Harrison born)
1881 Poplar Point, Manitoba (Ellie Knox Harrison born)
1883 Souris, Manitoba (William Edmund Harrison born)
1885 Emerson, Manitoba (Beatrice Katherine Harrison born)
1891 Moose Jaw, Northwest Territories (later Saskatchewan).
1901 Boissevain, Manitoba
1901 to 1903 Roland, Manitoba
1906 Medicine Hat, Alberta
1907 Lethbridge, Manitoba
1911 to 1915 Claresholm, Alberta

James was on the executive of Wesley College at the University of Manitoba.

He was the first president of the Manitoba Methodist Conference. After Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces in 1905, he became the first president of the Alberta Conference.

James and Annie continued to serve the church until 1915. James had become ill, and the family decided to move to Summerland, British Columbia, where they had a fruit farm.

James died in Summerland on August 16, 1915. He was buried in Peach Orchard Cemetery in Summerland.

It appears that Annie lived in Vancouver from 1915 to 1918.

In 1921, she was living near Edmonton, Alberta with her daughter, Beatrice, and Beatrice’s husband, Thomas Reed.

In 1922, Annie went to Westlock, Alberta, to live with Beatrice and her husband.

Annie died in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on August 31, 1942. She was buried in the Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery.

 

James and Annie had the following children.

 

Mary Edith Harrison

Mary Edith Harrison (often called “Edith”) was born in Manitoba in 1879.

She went to school in Roland, Manitoba. She was very musical, and she was a good student.

In 1906 she married Rev. William Edward Sibley. He was born in 1876 in Erin, Ontario.

Later William and Edith went to work as missionaries in West China. Edith was killed in Chengdu (Chengtu), China, in 1926.

“Canadian Woman, Wife of Missionary, Is Slain By Chinese; Mrs. William E. Sibley is Struck Down in Streets of Chengtu; Assassin is Captured,” Toronto Globe, June 10, 1926, page 1.

“Canadian Woman, Wife of Missionary, Is Slain By Chinese; Mrs. William E. Sibley is Struck Down in Streets of Chengtu; Assassin is Captured,” Toronto Globe, June 10, 1926, page 1.

In 1928, William married Vida Struan Coatsworth. She was the daughter of Emerson Coatsworth, a member of the Canadian Parliament, judge and the former mayor of Toronto.

Vida Struan Coatsworth and W.E. Sibley, marriage announcement, Toronto Globe, September 20, 1928, page 16.

Vida Struan Coatsworth and W.E. Sibley, marriage announcement, Toronto Globe, September 20, 1928, page 16.

William and Vida stayed in China until they returned to Ontario in 1937. William retired in 1941 and moved to Toronto. He died in Toronto in 1959.

“Served in China For 30 Years,” Rev. W. E. Sibley, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 17, 1959, page 5.

“Served in China For 30 Years,” Rev. W. E. Sibley, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 17, 1959, page 5.

Vida died between 1959 and 1995.

William and Mary had a daughter, Mary Sibley. She was living in Kingston, Ontario, in 1959. She died in Kingston on June 17, 1987.

Mary MacLachlan Sibley, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, June 19, 1987, page A20

Mary MacLachlan Sibley, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, June 19, 1987, page A20

 

Ellie Knox Harrison

Ellie Knox Harrison was born in Manitoba in 1881.

Apparently she died in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 1906.

 

Edmund William Harrison

Edmund William Harrison was born on September 2, 1883, in Souris, Manitoba.

On 28 July 28, 1906, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Edmund married Alice Clare Ratchford. Her father was Thomas Ratchford. Her mother was Hannah Dolan.

Edmund and Alice lived in Manitoba in 1911 and 1916.

In 1917, Edmund enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War. He was wounded while delivering despatches on a motorcycle. He returned to Canada in 1919.

In 1920, Edmund received a Soldier Settlement land grant in 1920. He abandoned the land by 1928.

Edmund and Alice separated. Alice went to live in Winnipeg, where she was living in 1937 and 1940.

Edmund changed his last name to Jackson. He died in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on December 22, 1963. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon.

Alice died in Winnipeg in 1966.

 

Beatrice Harrison

Beatrice Harrison was born in Emerson, Manitoba, on October 21, 1885.

On March 18, 1920, in West Summerland, British Columbia, she married Thomas William Reed, who was a clergyman. Thomas was born in Wolverhampton, England, on December 12, 1887. His father was George Reed. His mother was Elizabeth Bagnall.

In 1921, Beatrice and Thomas were living near Edmonton, Alberta.

In 1941, they were in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1941, page 207

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1941, page 207

Thomas died in Vancouver on October 7, 1958.

Beatrice died in Surrey, British Columbia, on February 23, 1975.

 

Sources

John Weston Philip (father of Annie Philip)

John Weston Philip; Birth: 12 Aug 1808, Scotland; Death: 9 Mar 1897; Burial: Mar 1897, Fairview Cemetery, Roland MB (2-2-N); http://rolandroots.pbworks.com/f/family%20connections/ps03/ps03_086.htm.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYWK-99L : 8 December 2014), John Phillip and Helen Knox, 22 Nov 1832; citing Inveresk With Musselburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,067,758.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYQB-FZV : 8 December 2014), John Philip and Helen Knox, Dec 1832; citing Smailholm,Roxburgh,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,067,951, 102,302.

Canada Census, 1881, John W. Philips; birth: 1808, Scotland; residence: Dufferin, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008210412.pdf.

“Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKBT-9BBX : 1 December 2015), John W Philips, 1898-1899.

 

Helen (Ellen) Knox (mother of Annie Phillips)

Helen Knox, Birth: 2 Jun 1807, Scotland; Death: 27 Jul 1885; Burial: Jul 1885, Fairview Cemetery, Roland MB (2-2-N); http://rolandroots.pbworks.com/f/family%20connections/ps03/ps03_087.htm.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYWK-99K : 8 December 2014), John Phillip and Helen Knox, 22 Nov 1832; citing Inveresk With Musselburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,067,758.

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYQB-FZJ : 8 December 2014), John Philip and Helen Knox, Dec 1832; citing Smailholm,Roxburgh,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,067,951, 102,302.

Canada Census, 1881, Ellen Philips; birth: 1808, Scotland; residence: Dufferin, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada, http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008210412.pdf.

 

Annie Philip

Canada Census, 1881, Annie Harrison in household of R. James M. Harrison; High Bluff & Poplar Point, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008210373.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-RDL : 13 November 2014), Annie Harrison, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVP-CMV : 13 November 2014), Annie Harrison in household of James M Harrison, I, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-VTX2 : 2 March 2015), Annie Harrison in entry for James Harrison, 1911; citing Census, MacLeod Sub-Districts 1-35, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,653.

Claresholm Review-Advertiser, May 7, 1920, Page 1, Item Ar00103; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CRA/1920/05/07/1/Ar00103.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “The W.M.S. of the Methodist church had a large attendance at the parsonage on Thursday last. Mrs. J.M. Harrison was present and met many old friends. An interesting program and an appetizing lunch made a very enjoyable afternoon.”

Claresholm Review-Advertiser, April 23, 1920, Page 5, Item Ar00503; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CRA/1920/04/23/5/Ar00503.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “Mrs. J.M. Harrison, widow of the late Rev. J.M. Harrison, is visiting in town for a few days. Mr. Harrison died shortly after leaving the pastorate of the Methodist church here five years ago. Mrs. Harrison has since been residing at Summerland, B.C. Her many friends, who remember the happy years that she spent here will be pleased to see her again.”

The Edmonton Bulletin, July 18, 1922 (City Edition), Page 4, Item Ar00402; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/EDB/1922/07/18/4/Ar00402.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “Mrs. J.M. Harrison is spending two weeks with Mr. R. Lorne McTavish at McDougall parsonage, en route from Toronto to Westlock, where she will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. T.W. Reed and Rev. T.W. Reed.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGP-1MF : 30 September 2015), Annie Philip Harrison, 1942.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-2GMZ : 15 March 2016), Annie Philip Harrison, 1942; Burial, Nanaimo, Nanaimo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 155841058, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=155841058.

 

Edmund Brailsford Harrison (father of James Morrell Harrison)

Travers of Norfolk and Suffolk; A collection of pedigrees of the family of Travers; by S. Smith Travers, edited by Henry John Sides; Oxford, J.H. and J. Parker, 1864, page 23; https://books.google.ca/books?id=zpgBAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=london+bombay+%22brailsford%22#v=onepage&q=london%20bombay%20%22brailsford%22&f=false (description of the Brailsford as an East Indiaman).

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQW3-FK8 : 8 November 2014), E B Harrison, Howard, Kent, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 48, line 31; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1039-1040, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,859; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391939_00240.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Q3-NWL : 13 November 2014), Edmund Harinson, Howard, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 47, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9893, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,328; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396328_00303.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2P-HDD : 13 November 2014), Edmund Harrison, Howard, Elgin West, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148136; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4108074_00193.pdf.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J69T-945 : 11 December 2014), Edmund B. Harrison, 19 Jan 1907; citing Howard, Kent, Ontario, yr 1907 cn 15163, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,461.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPS-7MJH : 13 December 2015), Edmund B Harrison, ; Burial, Ridgetown, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Greenwood Cemetery; citing record ID 135702314, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135702314.

Canada GenWeb’s Cemetery Project, Edmund B. Harrison; http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/578886?PHPSESSID=d0c4c6cfa240592230749c9e66b76203: Edmund B Harrison , 1820-1907; Greenwood Cemetery; 13146 Reeders Line , Ridgetown, Howard Township (Concession 10, Lot 13); Kent County, Ontario.

 

Mary Sailsbury (mother of James Morrell Harrison)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPS-7MJD : 11 July 2016), Mary Sailsbury Harrison, ; Burial, Ridgetown, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Greenwood Cemetery; citing record ID 135702340, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135702340.

Canada GenWeb’s Cemetery Project, Mary (Sailsbury) Harrison; http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/578888?PHPSESSID=d0c4c6cfa240592230749c9e66b76203: Mary (Sailsbury) Harrison, 1826-1888; Greenwood Cemetery; 13146 Reeders Line , Ridgetown, Howard Township (Concession 10, Lot 13), Kent County, Ontario.

 

James Morrell Harrison (husband of Alice Philip)

Whither Thou Goest: The Life and Times of the Rev. Andrew Gordon 1830 – 1922 and his wife Ann Copp Gordon 1837 – 1931, by The Boundary Commission North West Mounted Police Trail Association, 1992; http://manitobia.ca/resources/books/local_histories/191.pdf; page 4:

“Writing in the 23 April 1893 edition of the Morden Monitor newspaper, Rev. Borthwick recalled the Rev. J.M. Harrison whose circuit, as noted in the 1877·1878 edition of Henderson’s Directory, consisted of the Boyne and Pembina settlements. “Rev. J. M. Harrison, now ministering in Winnipeg, was the first Methodist minister officiating regularly in the district. The first time the writer and he met was on the open prairie. Mr. Harrison was dressed in hunter’s costume, leather from top to toe, and the writer thought he had come across some wild hunter of the plains after some quarry or other.” . . .

“Rev. Harrison arrived in southern Manitoba from Ontario in 1877 under the auspices of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and in Henderson’s Directory for Manitoba and the North West Territories for 1878·1879, Alexandria is listed as one of the appointments served by this pioneer clergyman. For some time, Rev. Harrison and his wife lived in a small house on a farm within walking distance of Nelsonville. To Rev. Harrison belongs the credit for having built the first church and parsonage in the Pembina Mountains at Nelsonville.”

“Rev. G.H. Hambley’s 1956 history of Roland and the adjoining districts, Trails of the Pioneers, states that Rev. Harrison was married to a daughter of pioneer settlers of the Roland district, the Phillips, who had come to that district in 1877 as a result of reading “a very glowing account of the possibilities of this country” in the Montreal Witness newspaper. This article had been contributed by Rev. Harrison shortly after his arrival in southern Manitoba without any thought whatsoever that it would result in the arrival of his future wife in the district he described in such appreciative terms. Pioneers of the Stonewall district, (where Rev. Harrison succeeded Rev. Charles Mearing), recall this pioneer minister as “a man large in stature, but suffering from a slight impediment in hand and limb. He was strong in intellect and sympathetic in nature, untiring in labours and a most successful minister. He became one of the best known and most highly respected ministers of the Manitoba and Northwest Conference after the division. He passed to his reward in Summerland, B.C., in August 1915.”

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQW3-FKC : 8 November 2014), James Harrison, Howard, Kent, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 48, line 35; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1039-1040, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,859; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/pdf/4391939_00240.pdf.

Canada Census, 1881, R. James M. Harrison; High Bluff & Poplar Point, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008210373.pdf.

The Prince Albert Times, January 20, 1892, Page 4, Item Ar00401; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/PAT/1892/01/20/4/Ar00401.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore. “Be sure you are right, then go ahead. Rev. J.M. Harrison, of Regina will deliver a lecture in the Methodist church on this subject next Wednesday evening, 27th inst. A rich treat is promised. Mrs. Mack and other local talent will furnish the musical portion of the programme. Admission only 25 cents. Entertainment begins at 8 o’clock. Proceeds in aid of the Methodist church.”

Moose Jaw Herald Times, April 22, 1892, Page 4, Item Ar00404; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/MJH/1892/04/22/4/Ar00404.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore. “Christian Endeavor Convention. A convention of Northwest Christian Endeavor Societies was held in Regina on Monday, April 18th. A large representation was present. The address of welcome was delivered by Rev. J. M. Harrison. Mrs. Harrison read a paper on the “Christian Endeavor Pledge.” A paper entitled “The best method of promoting C.E. Interests throughout the Territories” was read by Mr. Seymour Green of Moose Jaw.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVP-CMJ : 13 November 2014), James M Harrison, I, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=62741&highlight=1&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+M.+Harrison.

Methodist Church in Alberta; https://krassoc.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/methodist-church-in-alberta/; August 7, 2013 by krassoc; Alberta Past and Present, Historical and Biographical, Vol 1 – Chapter XIV; Church History in Alberta; “Conditions were ready for further advancement in the organization of the church in the West. So in 1904 the Conference of Manitoba and the North-West, meeting again in Grace Church, Winnipeg, divided the jurisdiction into three Conferences, namely: Manitoba, Rev. Win. Saunders, President; Saskatchewan, Rev. Hamilton Wigle, President; Alberta, Rev. J. M. Harrison, of Medicine Hat, President, and Rev. T. C. Buchanan, Superintendent of Missions for Alberta.”

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS1-GZG : 27 December 2014), J M Harrison, Sep 1905; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-515, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Saturday News, November 24, 1906, Page 8, Item Ar00803, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/SDN/1906/11/24/8/Ar00803.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “Rev. J. M. Harrison, of Medicine Hat, has received a call to Wesley church, Lethbridge, to succeed Rev. J. E. Hughson, who goes to King Street church, Ingersoll, the charge to be vacated by Rev. E.E. Marshall, the choice of McDougall church, Edmonton.”

“Said Farewell; Sunday School Children Bidden Adieu by Pastor of Century Methodist Church,” Medicine Hat News, June 13, 1907, page 11; http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/newspapr/np_page2.asp?code=N8XP0713.JPG.

“Welcome to New Pastor,” Medicine Hat News, June 27, 1907, page 3; http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/newspapr/np_page2.asp?code=N8XP0729.JPG.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-VTXK : 2 March 2015), James Harrison, 1911; citing Census, MacLeod Sub-Districts 1-35, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,653; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=11668&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+Harrison.

Claresholm Review, June 22, 1911, Page 5, Item Ar00503; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CHR/1911/06/22/5/Ar00503.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore. “Rev. J.M. Harrison opened his ministry here on Sunday in the Methodist church and delighted all with his sermons. He is certainly one of the ablest pulpit men in the province, and Claresholm Methodists are fortunate in securing his services. Mr. Harrison is not only a good speaker, but an effective one and possesses remarkable sort of appropriate illustration. In Miss Harrison the church has secured an exceptionally brilliant pianist.”

“War Courage,” Claresholm Advertiser, September 9, 1914, Page 1, Item Ar00105; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CHA/1914/09/09/1/Ar00105.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore [Letter to editor, encouraging support for Canada’s war effort. Signed by H.M. Henderson; J.M. Harrison; Wm. McNichol.]

Blairmore Enterprise, June 11, 1915, Page 8, Item Ar00807, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/BME/1915/06/11/8/Ar00807.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “Rev. J.M. Harrison is moving from Claresholm to British Columbia.”

Claresholm Review, June 17, 1915, Page 4, Item Ar00419; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CHR/1915/06/17/4/Ar00419.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “Rev. J.M. Harrison and family on Monday night moved to Summerland, B.C., where in the future they expect to reside on their fruit farm. Mr. Harrison has been for the past four years been pastor of the Methodist church here and the change has been necessary owing to his state of ill health.”

“Closes Four-Year Pastorate Here and 42-Year Ministry,” Claresholm Advertiser, June 18, 1915, Page 1, Item Ar00106; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CHA/1915/06/18/1/Ar00106.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore: “On Monday evening of this week a number of the congregation of the local Methodist church assembled at the depot to bid goodbye to the Rev. J.M. Harrison and family, who were leaving for their new home in Summerland, B.C. Rev. Harrison has just completed a four-year pastorate here and at the same time is leaving the active work of the ministry after over 40 years of continuous service. What made the parting more depressing was the fact that Mr. Harrison is not only leaving his last station and the active ministry, but he is, according to his physicians, nearing the end of the long journey.  . . . He has been the owner of a fruit tract at Summerland for some time and was looking forward to spending his declining years in the building of a home and the developing of pleasant environments for that home. He hopes now that in the short time which may yet remain to him of life to build a home for his family and leave them as comfortably located as possible before the summons comes. . . .”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL29-V9T : 30 September 2015), James Morrell Harrison, 1915.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q291-2B1K : 15 March 2016), James Morrell Harrison, 1915; Burial, Summerland, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Peach Orchard Cemetery; citing record ID 156422123, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156422123.

“Pioneer Methodist of the West Dies at Summerland, B.C.” The Edmonton Bulletin, August 17, 1915, Page 4, Item Ar00432; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/EDB/1915/08/17/4/Ar00432.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%28publication%3ACDW+publication%3AECR+publication%3AEDB+publication%3AEDC+publication%3AFOL+publication%3AGAT+publication%3AMRR+publication%3APOU+publication%3ASCC+publication%3ASDN+publication%3ASGA+publication%3ATPW+publication%3AUNI%29%7Cscore: “Winnipeg, Aug. 16.—Rev. J.M. Harrison, aged 65, one of the pioneers of the Mehodist church in Western Canada, died yesterday afternoon at his fruit farm in Summerland, B.C. The aged minister had been superannuated at the Alberta Conference in June. Mr. Harrison came from Ontario to Manitoba in 1874 and was stationed at Regina in 1890-92. Later he was stationed at Medicine Hat and MacLeod. He was the first president of the Manitoba Methodist Conference, and when that body was split into three he became first president of the Alberta Conference.”

“Reverend J.M Harrison Passed Away Sunday,” Claresholm Advertiser, August 21, 1915, Page 1, Item Ar00109; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CHA/1915/08/21/1/Ar00109.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore.

“An Appreciation of the Late Rev. J.J. Harrison,” Claresholm Review, August 26, 1915, Page 1, Item Ar00108; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CHR/1915/08/26/1/Ar00108.html?query=newspapers%7C%22j+m+harrison%22%7C%7Cscore

Summerland, British Columbia, Heritage Buildings, Inventory 2014l http://www.summerland.ca/docs/default-source/default-document-library/heritage-inventory.pdf?sfvrsn=0: Rev. Harrison Home Turner Road, 1910; Pioneer, home rotated on property but home still intact

 

William Thomas Harrison (brother of James Morrell Harrison)

Physicians from the Belleville Area in Ontario who graduated before 1940 by Dr. Donald Brearley, page 107, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/pdf_files/Physicians_DrBrearley.pdf: “Harrison, William Thomas Dr. (1846-1925): William Thomas Harrison was born at Morpeth, Kent County, Ontario on February 28, 1846, son of Edmund Brailsford Harrison and Mary Sailsbury; the father of our subject was born at sea on board the S.S. Brailsford off the Cape of Good Hope. He was a student of medicine at Victoria College from which he graduated in 1869. He was married to Jane Nixon on September 28, 1871. Dr. Harrison established himself at Keene, Ontario where he followed his life’s work for over fifty years. Dr. William Thomas Harrison was the oldest living graduate of Victoria College at the time of his death on July 25, 1925, aged 79 years, 4 months and 27 days.”

 

Mary Edith Harrison (daughter of Alice Philip)

Sibley, Edith, http://collection-online.moa.ubc.ca/collection-online/search/person?person=6158&tab=biography: “Edith Sibley (nee Harrison) was married to Reverend W. E. Sibley in 1906. That same year they went to China to serve as missionaries under the General Board of the Methodist Church of Canada. They served their first term (1906-1912) in Kiating and Penghsien; their second term was in Junghsien (1913-1920). They returned to Junghsien in 1922, leaving their only child in school in Canada. They returned to Junghsien in 1922, leaving their only child in school in Canada. In 1926, Edith was brutally murdered on a street in Chengtu, while they were there for business.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-RDG : 13 November 2014), Mary Edith Harrison, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVP-CMK : 13 November 2014), Mary Edith Harrison in household of James M Harrison, I, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

1900s “The Victoria Eight,” http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/exhibitions/vic_in_china/sections/missionaries_and_mission_stations/1900s_the_victoria_eight_.html: “Rev. W.E. Sibley and wife. The latter was beheaded on a Chengtu street in 1926 by a demented Chinese man.”

 

William Edward Sibley (husband of Mary Edith Harrison)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGF-4JS : 13 November 2014), Wm E. Sibley in household of Thas Wray, A, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104857&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Wm+E.+Sibley.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q9V-7Q4 : 27 December 2014), Wm Edw Sibley, Apr 1912; citing Immigration, Eastern US Ports, United States, T-4691, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQ9-QDTJ : 9 October 2015), Wm Edward Sibley, 1895-1924; citing M1461, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 332, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,473,132.

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-2BKN : 30 December 2014), William Sibley, 1936; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

William Edward Sibley, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 18, 1959, page 37.

Vida Struan Coatsworth (wife of William Edward Sibley)

Emerson Coatsworth; Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson_Coatsworth.

“Wife of Judge Stricken at 83: Mrs. Coatsworth Dies After Fall in Home,” Toronto Globe and Mail, February 23, 1943, page 7.

“Jurist Dean of Toronto Passes Away: Judge E. Coatsworth Active Through Life in Civic Affairs,” Toronto Globe and Mail, May 12, 1943, page 4.

Helen Robertson Coatsworth, death notice, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 10, 1995, page D7.

 

Ellie Knox Harrison (daughter of Alice Philip)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-RDP : 13 November 2014), Ella Irnax Harrison, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148228-00342.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVP-CM2 : 13 November 2014), Ellie Knox Harrison in household of James M Harrison, I, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Edmund William Harrison (son of Alice Philip)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW5Y-RD5 : 13 November 2014), Edmund William Harrison, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia West, Territories, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148228.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVP-CML : 13 November 2014), Edumund Wm Harrison in household of James M Harrison, I, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Harrison, Edmund William; Rank: SPR; Regimental Number: 2005859; Date of Birth: 02/09/1884; Reference:                RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4102 – 23; Item Number: 443071; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=443071. Digitized service file; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4102-S023. [Note: death information in this file says that he was also known as Edmund William Jackson.]

Edmund William Jackson, death notice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, December 24, 1963, page 28; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gzFgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t28NAAAAIBAJ&pg=5979%2C3478512: “Jackson—The death of Edmund William Jackson, age 80 years of Reserve, Sask. occurred in a local hospital on December 22, 1963. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 27, 1963 at 2 p.m. from McKague’s Funeral Home conducted by Rev. H.W. Brandrick. There are no known survivors. Mr. Jackson served with the armed forces overseas during World War One. Interment will be made in the Soldiers’ Field in Woodlawn Cemetery.”

 

Beatrice Kathleen Harrison (daughter of Alice PhilipP

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVP-CMG : 13 November 2014), Beatrice Katherine Harrison in household of James M Harrison, I, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-VTXL : 2 March 2015), Beatrice Harrison in entry for James Harrison, 1911; citing Census, MacLeod Sub-Districts 1-35, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,653.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD7-2X2 : 21 January 2016), Thomas William Reed and Beatrice Kathleen Harrison, 18 Mar 1920; citing West Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12904, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,873.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB5-X79 : 30 September 2015), Beatrice Kathleen Reed, 1975.

 

Thomas William Reed (husband of Beatrice Katherine Harrison)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRM-LX2 : 30 September 2015), Thomas William Reed, 1958.

Thomas William Reed, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 7, 1958, page 42; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j0llAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1402%2C1708504: “Reed—October 7, 1958, Rev. Thomas William Reed, 2626 W. 42nd Ave., aged 70 years. Survived by his wife, Beatrice, and son, Donald and Gordon, Vancouver, and Aubrey, Vernon. Memorial service Friday, October 10th, at 2:30 p.m. in Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava. Vancouver Presbytery officiating. No flowers by request. Memorial gifts to the B.C. Medical Research Institute.”