Former Resident to Be Buried Here Wednesday
Widow of the Late Judge Harrison to Be Laid to Rest in Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.
The Daily Telegram., December 26, 1916
Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Mary Platt Harrison, widow of the late Judge Thomas Willoughby Harrison, who died at 8:30 o’clock Sunday evening at her home in Washington, D. C., after an illness of diseases incident to old age, will be held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the old Harrison home place in Broad Oaks. The Rev. E. B. Turner, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the services. The burial will be in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Platt Harrison’s body accompanied by her son, Willoughby, and daughters, Ellen M. and Anna D., arrived here from Washington at 12:40 o’clock Tuesday morning and the body was taken to the home of Samuel R. Harrison in Broad Oaks, where the services will be held.
Mrs. Harrison was a daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Robertson, of Windham, N. Y. She was born April 24, 1826. Her father, who was a Presbyterian minister, was a descendant of James Robertson, who came to America at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and enlisted under Washington, serving throughout the struggle of the patriots for American liberty. When the independence of the patriots was finally acknowledged and peace prevailed, he retired to the country of the Catskill Mountains, a country like his native highlands, and founded there a home which has ever since remained in the family. Mrs. Harrison was a graduated from the Washington, Pa., Female Seminary in 1844
Mrs. Harrison was a member of an old Scotch family, having descended from the Robertsons of the Clan Donnachaidh, of Loch Rannoch, the oldest clan in Scotland, their gathering place being “Fea Choire.” a lonely glen behind the Banhoch Mountains, and being the sole remaining branch of that royal house which occupied the throne of Scotland during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
Surviving relatives of the deceased woman are Willoughby Harrison, of Washington, D. C., Matthew M. Harrison and Samuel R. Harrison, of this city; D. Harrison, of Washington, D. C., daughters, and Samuel R. Harrison, Jr., Mrs. Albert L. Lohm, Jesse Harrison, Thomas W. Harrison, Llewellyn C. Harrison, children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Harrison, grandchildren.
Mrs. Harrison was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and a good, kind and lovable Christian woman. She leaves a host of friends to mourn their loss.
Mrs. Mary Platt Harrison.
The Wheeling Intelligencer., December 27, 1916, page 6
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Dec. 26.–The body of Mrs. Mary P Harrison, widow of Judge Thomas Willoughby Harrison, of this city, arrived here today for burial from Washington, D. C., where she died of infirmities.