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Carter Henry Harrison, I09/30/1796 -- 10/09/1825avatar
Caroline Evaline Russell01/16/1797 -- 08/14/1875avatar
William Preston Smith1805 -- 02/12/1850avatar
Hebe Carter Grayson01/08/1814 -- 1871avatar
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Carter Henry Harrison, II

Birth02/15/1825
 
Education
 
New Haven, Yale University
Occup1875-1879
 
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Occup1879-1887
 
Chicago Mayor
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Death10/28/1893
 
Aged: 68.7 years

Sophonisba Grayson "Sophie" Preston

Birth10/27/1833
 
Death09/1876
 
Aged: 42.8 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Willie 

1856  KY  
2

Carolyn Dudley "Lina" 

03/28/185702/21/1943  IL Heaton Owsley 
3

Carter Henry 

04/23/186012/25/1953  IL, Cook Co, Chicago Edith Ogden 
4

Dudley 

1864  Germany, Baden, Heidelberg  
5

Randolph 

1866  Germany, Baden, Heidelberg  
6

Harry Grayson 

1868  Germany, Baden, Heidelberg  
7

Hebe Grayson 

1868  Germany, Baden, Heidelberg  
8+

William Preston 

04/12/18691940  IL Ada Marie Sanberg 
9

Gracie 

1871  Germany, Baden, Heidelberg  
10

Sophonisba Preston 

12/17/1873  Germany, Baden, Heidelberg Barrett Eastman 
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  • Query, : He received his early education from his mother, and was afterwards graduated from Yale College. On his return from college to Lexington, he entered upon the study of law in the Department of Transylvania University; but after completing his course, he declined the practice of law and returned to his plantation. A few years later he went abroad, and traveled extensively upon the Continent, as well as in Palestine. Soon after his return he sold his estate in Kentucky, and went to Chicago, Ill. where he has since lived. He represented his district in Congress two terms, and has several times been elected Mayor of Chicago. Carter Henry Harrison (III) was assassinated in Chicago by a disgruntled city employee on October 28, 1893; and succeeded as major by Carter Henry Harrison (IV
  • Census, , :
    Household:

    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
    Carter H. HARRISON Self W Male W 55 KY City Mayor KY KY
    Carter HARRISON Son S Male W 20 IL Law Student KY KY
    Lina D. HARRISON Dau S Female W 23 IL At Home KY KY
    Willie P. HARRISON Son S Male W 11 IL At Home KY KY
    Sophy G. HARRISON Dau S Female W 6 GER At Home KY KY
    Margret ATKIN Other S Female W 35 CAN At Home ENG ENG
    Augusta KUNKE Other S Female W 19 GER Domestic Servant GER GER
    Lizzie DOMANN Other S Female W 17 CHICAGO IL Domestic Servant GER GER
    John NELSON Other S Male W 26 SWED Coachman SWED SWED


    Source Information:
    Census Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Family History Library Film 1254193
    NA Film Number T9-0193
    Page Number
  • Query, : She married her cousin Carter Henry Harrison, they went to Chicago
    on their wedding tour, became captivated with the city, and resolved to
    remove there. Two years later Carter sold out in Kentucky, invested in
    Chicago, becae identified with the city's life as a citizen, and from
    thence onward his own life was inspired with a growing love and pride for
    the city which in hin became almost idolatry. He began the practice of
    law, but relinquished it, and devoted himself to the real estate
    business. His political career began in 1871when he was elected a county
    commissioner on the "fire-proof" ticket. In 1872 he was the Democratic
    candidate for Congress in the second Illinois district, but was defeated;
    took his family to Europe in the spring of 1874, where they remained
    several years; returned to Chicago in the fall of 1874; was again
    moninated for Congress; was elected; served as member of Congress from
    Chicago, March 4, 1875, to March 4, 1879. Visited his family in Europe in
    the summer of 1875. In September , 1876, Sophonisba died in Gera,
    Germany, where their older children where being educated. He husband left
    Germany and brought his children home.
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