John Henry Harrison (1897 - 1949)

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John Henry Harrison
1897 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
John Henry Harrison was born in 1897. He was born to Harrison Stephen Harrison, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Wggi, Australia at 52 years old.


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John Henry Harrison passed away in 1949 in Wggi, Australia at 52 years old. He was born in 1897. He was born to Harrison Stephen Harrison, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1897 - 1949 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that John Henry Harrison was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1906, by the time he was only 9 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1910, John was merely 13 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1921, when he was 24 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1949, in the year of John Henry Harrison's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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John William Hyde Harrison
around 1898 - Nov 13, 1916
John William Harrison
around 1865 - Apr 29, 1942
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around 1897 - May 5, 1918
John William Harrison
around 1919 - Feb 10, 1941
John William Harrison
around 1910 - Sep 8, 1944
John William Harrison
around 1892 - Jun 15, 1915
John William Harrison
around 1896 - Jun 7, 1917
John Wilfred Harrison
around 1885 - Apr 4, 1918
John Wilfred Harrison
around 1918 - Apr 9, 1944
John Wilfred Harrison
around 1915 - Nov 12, 1943
John Walter Harrison
around 1923 - Jul 5, 1942
John Walter Harrison
around 1882 - May 28, 1918
John W. Harrison
Died: May 25, 1918
John W. Harrison
around 1887 - Mar 31, 1916
John Victor Harrison
around 1919 - Nov 18, 1944
John Victor Harrison
around 1897 - Nov 10, 1917

Other Harrisons

Samuel Forshaw Harrison
1880 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Harrison William Harrison

Ballarat, Australia
Forslaw Harrison

Ballarat, Australia
Alice Ruby Harrison
1888 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Moyle John Harrison

Ballarat, Australia
Emma Bone Harrison

Ballarat, Australia
Thomas Harrison
1874 - 1949
Cdown, Australia
Harrison Isaac Harrison

Cdown, Australia
Helen Smith Harrison

Cdown, Australia
Jessie Lockhart Harrison
1866 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Jellie Lockhart Harrison

Geelong, Australia
Lydia Harrison
1864 - 1949
Benalla, Australia
Hewson Robert Harrison

Benalla, Australia
Margaret Ryan Harrison

Benalla, Australia
Selina Ann Harrison
1854 - 1949
Bendigo, Australia
Darby Edmund Harrison

Bendigo, Australia
Mary Ann Wheatland Harrison

Bendigo, Australia
Emily Elizabeth Harrison
1879 - 1949
Koondrook, Australia

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Ernest Albert Axford
1885 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
Robert George William Iverson
1888 - 1949
Wggi, Australia
Iverson John Iverson

Wggi, Australia
Jane Symons Iverson

Wggi, Australia
Emily Penny
1883 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Kilby Thomas Fryer Penny

Waggi, Australia
Rose Whitebread Penny

Waggi, Australia
Abraham William Matthews
1870 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Matthews Joseph Matthews

Waggi, Australia
Ellen Matthews

Waggi, Australia
Kenneth James Bawden
Died: 1949
Wggi, Australia
Patricia Williams Bawden

Wggi, Australia
George Turnbull
1869 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Turnbull Mark Turnbull

Waggi, Australia
Jane Louise Wyeth
1864 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Mary Agnes Orchard
1877 - 1949
Waggi, Australia
Richardson Thomas Orchard

Waggi, Australia
Agnes Syme Orchard

Waggi, Australia
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