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Timothy S. Harrison

1806 - 1891


T. S. Harrison, veterinary surgeon, died of general debility at his home in the sixth ward on May 4, 1891, aged 84 years and 5 months.


Deceased was born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, and resided there for 21 years, when he removed to Fort Ann, N. Y.


Remained there two years and removed to Glen Falls in the same state.  Resided there twelve years, then went to Buffalo, where he stayed two years.  He then went to Cincinnati, Ohio, resided there ten years, and removed to Norwalk, Ohio, where he spent seven years and seven years in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  A short time at Nashville, Tennessee, coming to Watertown in July, 1868 and has resided here ever since. 


During the greater portion of his life he practiced veterinary surgery.  He spent 11 or 15 years of his life in the manufacturing business, locomotive works, manufacturing springs, etc.


He invented the first spring furnace for heating and tempering the entire length at one heat.


He had charge of the locomotive works at Nashville, Tenn., prior to Hood's battle there during the rebellion.


For the past six years he had been confined to his home, and but few of our citizens had seen him during that time.


He had an extensive acquaintance in this vicinity, and was much esteemed by everybody.


Possessing a genial disposition and good conversational powers, every one who formed his acquaintance became his friend.


Mr. Harrison, was twice married, his second wife surviving him, and one son by his first wife, J. C. Harrison of this city.


His funeral was held from the M. E. Church and his remains were buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. 




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