Harrison, George, arrived first in Baker sometime before 1870.

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Collection Motter, Tom & Mary Jane
Date of photo 1895 ca.
Description George Harrison arrived first in Baker sometime before 1870. He had acquired the "lower ranch" north of Baker City sometime before Fanny arrived . He married Fanny Toynton (1838-1900) in Baker City 1-16-1872. Both had come from the same part of England, Lincolnshire, in eastern England. She came front Skendleby and he from Waddington.
In 1870 Fanny arrived with her brother, James Toynton (1840-1926), and lived with her sister and her husband, Mary Thornton Baldock and William Baldock, for about a year before marrying George. George and Mary had arrived several years earlier. After crossing the Atlantic, according to faliy lore, Fanny and James traveled across the country by train to Denver, then the rest of the way via stage coach.
Fanny and George had three children: William S. Harrison (1873-1902), Harvey Harrison (1875-1958), and Mary Jane Harrison Landreth (1876-1967), all three born and died in Baker County. George died just a few months before Mary Jane was born. Besides running the ranch. Fanny and brother James also kept boarders and roomers in the house in town. The 1899-1900 Baker City Directory lists Fanny (widow of George) living at 5th and corner of Valley Avenue (2405 Valley) with property valued at $6940.
Object ID 2015.7.9a
Place Baker City
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