HARRIMAN

Family History

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Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

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England

Illinois

1875

Montana

1875

 

 

Harriman : occupational name for a servant of someone named Harry

 

 

Lockport, Will County, Illinois

Lockport State Street in early 1900s

 

Lockport is located at 4135′19″N 882′50″W (41.588659, -88.047267)

 

Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States that incorporated in 1853. Lockport is located in northeastern Illinois, 30 miles southwest of Chicago, and north of Joliet, at locks connecting Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal with the Des Plaines River via the Lockport Powerhouse.

 

Lockport was the headquarters of the operationally defunct Illinois and Michigan Canal. A section of the canal runs through Lockport, including the remains of the canal's Lock No. 1 from which the town received its name. The canal right-of-way is now the Illinois and Michigan National Heritage Corridor.

 

 

In 1853-54, the Thomas Deeming family immigrated to America and settled in Lockport, Illinois in what was know as "the English Settlement".  Thomas later bought a farm seven miles east of Lockport, Will County, Illinois

 

Research:

Ann Harriman
Birth:  ~1830
1870 United States Federal Census : Lockport, Will County, Illinois : Ann Harriman age 40 born in England

 

On May 26, 1863, Barney Hughes, Thomas Cover, Henry Rodgers, William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Bill Sweeney camped along a small stream fringed with alder trees. Fairweather and Edgar went to prospect a place of rimrock. Fairweather dug the dirt, filled a pan and told Edgar to wash the pan in the hope of getting enough gold to buy tobacco. When the first pan turned up $2.40, they knew the gulch had great potential.

 

Word spread like wildfire. Miners covered the hillsides with tents, brush shelters and crude log cabins. On June 16, the Varina Town Company platted the town. Some, supporters of Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy, intended to name the new town after Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina. But the newly elected miners' court judge, Dr. G. G. Bissell, was an equally stubborn Unionist. When it came time to file the official documents, he submitted the name Virginia instead.

 

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Henry James Harriman 1848-1913 & Elizabeth A Deeming 1858-1923

Henry James Harriman
Birth:            September 30, 1848 in London, England
Parents:        born in London, England
Military:        served in the British Army in India
Immigration: 1873 Henry and his Mother came to Lockport Illinois after the death of his Father
Married:        Elizabeth A. Deeming on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
Death:           December 4, 1913 in Butte Montana at the age of 65
                      The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) December 5, 1913 - Obituary
Burial:           Hillside Cemetery in Virginia City
                     
                      "
Harriman, Henry T., b. 1848, d. 1913, s/w Elizabeth & Simeon St. John"
1848 Henry James Harriman was born September 30, 1848 in London, England
186x-7x Henry served in the British Army in India

                               
1873 Henry and his mother immigrated from England to Lockport Illinois
                     

 

 

 

Elizabeth A "Lizzie" Deeming
Birth:             February 22, 1858 in Lockport Illinois
Father:          James Deeming and Mary Orton
Married:        Henry James Harriman on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
Death:           1923 at age of 65
                     
Burial:           Hillside Cemetery in Virginia City
                     
                      "
Harriman, Elizabeth, b. 1858, d. 1923, s/w Henry T. & Simeon St. John"
1870 United States Federal Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois
Arthur & Ann Deeming + Elizabeth 10


1875 Henry Harriman and Elizabeth Deeming married on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
1875 Elizabeth "Lizzie" stayed with her brother in Lockport and worked for wife helping with the housework
1875 Henry came to Montana and found work at "Old Round Barn" caring for pure breed horses

Spokane, a chestnut thoroughbred foaled in 1886 at the Robert Dempley Ranch's
 "Old Round Barn". 
Spokane is the only horse born and trained in Montana to ever win the Kentucky Derby.  Spokane won in 1889, the same year Montana was admitted to the Union.
He was ridden by Robert Dempsey's son, John Dempsey who was only 14 years old and rode using an assumed name because he was to young.  John's mother was a Bannack Indian

1876 Henry sent for Elizabeth and son Harry.  They came by train to Salt Lake City and stage coach to Virginia City
1900 Henry's occupation was Teamster working as an Engineer for the Summit Mine and at Quartz Mine at Junction.
 

 

1880 United States Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Henry 20, Elizabeth 22, Arthur 1
1880 United States Census Record :  Virginia City, Madison County, Montana
    ● Harriman, Henry      age 30, married, profession Teamster living in Virginia City

    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 22, married, Keeping House living in Virginia City

    ● Harriman, Arthur      age 1 month Son

1889 December 7th - Henry J. Harriman became Citizen of the United States in Virginia City, Montana

1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana
    ● Harriman, Henry      age 51 - Immigration 1873 - Stationery Engineer    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 42

    ● Harriman, Arthur     age 20 - Day Laborer       Harriman, Annie M  age 19
    ● Harriman, Sarah E   age 17   Harriman, Clara M  age 15   
    ●
Harriman, Simon      age 8    Harriman, Helena     age 7       Harriman, George    age 3
1910 United States Federal Census : Adobe, Madison County, Montana (Page#2)

    ● Harriman, Henry      age 61 - Immigration 1873 - Farrier      ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 52

    ● Harriman, Simon      age 19  ● Harriman, Helena     age 18   ● Harriman, George    age 13
1913 Henry died on December 4, 1913 in Butte Montana at the age of 65
    
The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) December 5, 1913 - Obituary
1920 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County Montana
    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 61 - Widow
 

DEEMING
&
HARRIMAN

Three Branches of
The DEEMING Family in
The United States
1853 - 1960
James Henry Harriman & Elizabeth Deeming
Page 31-34

 

Children

 

1. Henry Harriman
Birth:       November 8, 1876 @8:20am in Lockport Illinois
                Came to Montana in a Stage Coach with his mother Elizabeth
Death:     January 6, 1880 at 3 years and 2 months of age
Burial:     Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
               
                "
Harriman, Harry, d. 2 Nov 1876, s/o Elizabeth & Henry Harriman"
 

2. Arthur A. Harriman
Birth:        July 1, 1879 in Virginia City, Montana
Marriage: Dora Catherine "Dode" Eby ~1902
                 Birth:   November 15, 1884 in Virginia City, Montana
                 Parents: Father born in Indiana; Mother born in Missouri
                 Death: January 1, 1953
Children:  Charles Henry 1902
                 Carl Francis     1904; married Vera
                 Margaret "Mary" Colette 1908 ; married George Gresbeck; Child George D born 1930
Death:      March 17, 1943
1880 United States Census Record :  Virginia City, Madison County, Montana
Arthur age 1 month
1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana
Arthur age 20 - Day Laborer
1910 United States Federal Census : Browns Gulch, Madison County Montana
Arthur age 30
1918 World War I Draft Registration Card : Madison County, Montana
 
1920 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County Montana
Arthur age 40 - Farmer
   
Eby, Marcus M. - brother-in-law age 13
1930 United States Federal Census : Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
Arthur age 49
 

 

3. Annie May Harriman
Birth:           May 30, 1881, Monday morning at 20 minutes of five in Virginia City Montana
Marriage:    Carl Magnus Burgstrom on July 6, 1903 in Virginia City (Marriage License PDF)

Death:         June 10, 1947
Burial          Virginia City Cemetery, Montana

1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana Harriman, Annie M  age 19

 


Anna May Herriman was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Harriman and was born May 30, 1881, on Decoration Day (the former name of the Memorial Day holiday).  She could tell many exciting stories about going to the dances with a horse and buggy and how sometime they would get home just in time to go to work the next morning.  She lived on a farm at Granite Creek, just four mile from Virginia City.

Relatives Galore : Page 25
by Lucile M. (Burgstrom) Dixon

 



 

4. Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Harriman
Birth:              December 22, 1882 - Friday morning at 10 minutes past eight in VC
Marriage #1:  Jerry Farrell in Butte
Children:        Son, James H. Farrell of Hamilton
Residence:      1913 at 534 Maryland Ave, Butte Montana
                       1923 at 343 Maryland Ave, Butte Montana
Residence:      1914 in Virginia City - worked at the Thompson-Hickman Museum
Marriage #2:  George Brakey in Virginia City.  George died in 1957
Death:
            May 5, 1973 at the age of 90
                       Montana Standard (Butte, MT) May 6, 1973 - Obituary
Burial:            Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte Montana
                      


1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana Harriman, Sarah E   age 17
1973 May 6 Montana Standard Butte MT : Sadie Farrell Brakey Harriman dies in Sheridan
 

5. Clara Maria Harriman
Birth:        August 3, 1884 - Sunday afternoon at 20 minutes past 3
                 at Washington Bar, Madison County, Montana
Death:      August 29, 1964
Marriage: Jack Giem
1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana
Harriman, Clara M  age 15
 

6. Charley Harriman
Birth:        March 12, 1886  -- only lived two weeks
Death:      March 26, 1886
Burial:     Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
               
                 "
Harriman, Charley, b. 12 Mar 1886, d. 26 Mar 1886"
 

7. Simeon St. John Harriman
Birth:        January 1, 1890   (or Dec 1891 per 1900 US Census)
Baptized:  February 22, 1891 in VC Episcopal Church
Death:      December 5, 1918 (Spanish Flu)
Burial:      Hillside Cemetery
                 
                  "
Harriman, Simeon St. John, b. 1890, d. 1918, s/w Henry T. & Elizabeth"
1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana
Harriman, Simon      age 8
1910 United States Federal Census : Adobe, Madison County, Montana (Page#2)
1918 World War I Draft Registration Card : Madison County, Montana
 
 

8. Helena Harriman
Birth:        February 19, 1892   (or 1893 per 1900 US Census)
Baptized:  August 1892 in VC Episcopal Church
Death:      1913
Burial:      Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
                 
1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana
Harriman, Helena     age 7
1910 United States Federal Census : Adobe, Madison County, Montana (Page#2)
 

9. George Harriman
Birth:        August 10, 1896
Death:      December 2, 1918 (Spanish Flu)
Burial:      Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
                 

1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana Harriman, George    age 3
1910 United States Federal Census : Adobe, Madison County, Montana (Page#2)
1918 World War I Draft Registration Card : Madison County, Montana
 June 5th, 1918
 

Granite Creek, Virginia City, Montana

Henry & Elizabeth's home was here

 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

102 East Idaho

Virginia City, MT 59755

 

Henry & Elizabeth Harriman were members and sang in the choir.

 

1918 SPANISH FLU

World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history.  Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster.  More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351.

 

The 1918 Flu emerged in two phases. In late spring of 1918, the first phase, known as the "three-day fever," appeared without warning. Few deaths were reported. Victims recovered after a few days. When the disease surfaced again that fall, it was far more severe. Scientists, doctors, and health officials could not identify this disease which was striking so fast and so viciously, eluding treatment and defying control. Some victims died within hours of their first symptoms. Others succumbed after a few days; their lungs filled with fluid and they suffocated to death.

 

 

Annie May Harriman 1881 - 1947

Annie May Harriman
Birth:            May 30, 1881 in Virginia City, Madison County, Montana
                     daughter of Henry Harriman and Elizabeth Deeming
Marriage:     Carl Magnus Burgstrom on July 6, 1903 in Virginia City Montana (Marriage License PDF)

Death:          June 10, 1947 in Butte Montana
Burial:          Virginia City Cemetery, Montana

 

Carl M Burgstrom
Birth:           October 27, 1872 in Copenhagen, Denmark
     Parents:  Oldest son of Carl Magnusson Borgstrom and Christina Marie Persson
Immigrated: at age 3 with his parents and brother Alexander to Brigham City, Utah
                     moved to Dillon and Virginia City Montana in early 1880s and worked in the gold mines
Occupation: Miner
                     Appointed Virginia City Marshall on June 1, 1942 and served until February 1948
                     when he retired because of poor health
Death:          January 3, 1961 in Dillon Montana
Burial:          Virginia City Cemetery, Montana



 

DEEMING
&
HARRIMAN

Three Branches of
The DEEMING Family in
The United States
1853 - 1960
Annie May Harriman & Carl Magnus Burgstrom
Page 40-42

 

Children

1) Carl M                            born about 1905 died at birth

2) Lucille M                         born May 2, 1906 in Virginia City Montana ; married Clarence E. Dixon

3) Virginia M                       born November 14, 1908 in Virginia City Montana; married John "Bus" Haskins

4) Jessie Pearl                      born November 18, 1913 in Virginia City Montana

5) Harold C. "Tuffy"   born January 28, 1918 in Butte Montana

6) Dorothy E.                       born April 13, 1921 in Virginia City Montana ; married Harland "Harley" Stephens

7) Jerry                                born April 13, 1924 in Butte Montana ; married Willodean Evelena "Dean" Jenkins

 

 

Montana Standard, Butte, Wednesday Morning, October 28, 1956
"Numerous Dinner Parties Listed in Virginia City"
Mrs. Carl Harriman, who is working in Yellowstone Park,
visited with relatives in Virginia City last week.
Dinner guest in the home of Mrs. Sadie Brakey Friay were
Carl Harrimon, Lucille M. Dixon and Carl Bergstrom
 

 

 

 

 

 

Research:

 

Montana Death Index, 1907-2002

  • Henry T. Harriman died 1913

1910 United States Federal Census - Gallatin County

● John B Harriman born ~1850 age 60

● Lucy Harriman age 48

● George Harriman age 25

● Ruth Harriman age 20

● Natiliana Harriman age 18

 

New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957

● John W Harriman born 1898

 

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sbeau79&id=I18065

  • ID: I18065
  • Name: Henry Harriman 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1850 in ,,Utah 1
    Father: Appleton Milo Harriman b: 29 MAY 1820 in ,Erie, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Elmeda Stringham b: 30 DEC 1829 in Chatauguas, New York


    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mscheffler&id=I81194
  • ID: I81194
  • Name: Henry HARRIMAN
  • Birth: 1849 in NH
    Father: Cyrus HARRIMAN b: 1808 in NH
    Mother: Mary Smith HARMON b: 1818 in NH
     
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