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Archie Eugene Harrison (1965)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 4/27/2018 at 11:25:38

The Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Iowa
Wednesday, June 9, 1965
Page 1, Column 1

Archie Harrison Dies Here at 71

Archie E. Harrison, 71, a retired Burlington railroad maintenance of way employe, died suddenly at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. He suffered a heart attack while mowing a lawn at 704 west Fremont street.

Mr. Harrison had lived in the Cromwell and Creston community nearly all of his life. He had worked for the Burlington railroad for 30 years before retiring a few years ago. His home was at 402 south Poplar street.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian church here. Rev. Glenn Cadwell, the pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery. His body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Friday to lie in state before the services. The casket will not be opened after the services. His family will be at the Keating funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Archie E. Harrison was born in Iowa, May 28, 1894. He was the son of Charles Benjamin and Florence Mapes Harrison. He was married at Emerson, Nebr., June 6, 1915, to Nora Robinson.

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Eugene Harrison and Kenneth Harrison, both of Creston; a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Virgie) Smith of Compton, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; two brothers George Harrison of Marshalltown and Ray Harrison of Centerville; and six sisters, Edith Harrison of Winterset, Mrs. Flossie Davis of Stuart, Mrs. Fern Plymesser of Greenfield, Mrs. Helen Johnston of Dexter, Mrs. Rex Lane of Orient and Mrs. James Herrick of Creston.

Mr. Harrison was a member of the First Christian church.

The Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Iowa
Friday, June 11, 1965
Page 10, Column 3

Rites Today for Archie Harrison

Funeral services for Archie Harrison, retired railroad maintenance of way employe who died of a heart attack early this week, were held at 2 p.m. today at the First Christina church here. Rev. Glenn Cadwell, the pastor, officiated. Music was by Sandra Horning, organist and Russell Henry who sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beyond the Sunset.” Casket bearers were Clarence Christensen, George Christensen, Ernest Koch, Fred Konecne, John Jackson and Kenneth Caldwell. Burial was in Graceland cemetery. The Keating funeral home was in charge of the services.

Trasncriber's note: The deceased was born in Madison County and his full name was taken from his Iowa Delayed Certificate of Birth.

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