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1877 Fountain, Indiana Marriage Record (Pg.522)... "Clarence Harrison & Sophia Weber married November 8, 1877 at Fountain, Indiana married by Isaac Jackson Sloan... License issued Nov. 7 1877." This is the correct Clarence Harrison as proven by his death certificate, and the 1880 US Census.
1910 CENSUS Clinton Ward 4, Vermillion, IN (family 175, page 8) Clarence Harrison 55,.. May Harrison 30... Where was Cloid?... see 1930 Census for possible explination
1920 CENSUS Vermillion, Indiana (image 348, sheet 15) Clarence R. Harrison 63, married b.IN, parents b.IN.. May Harrison 41, wife, b.IN parents b.IN.. Cloid Harrison 20, son, b.IN, single,.. Bernice Harrison 7 b.IN.
1930 CENSUS Allis Twp., Presque Isle Co., MI (enDist 1, family 151 sheet 5B) Clarence Harrison 75, b.IN (abt 1855) married, father b.USA, mother b.IN... May Harrison 50, wife, b.IN, parents b.IN,... Bernice L. Harrison 17, daughter, single, b.IN, parents b.IN... Cloid Harrison, male, adopted son, no age given,... Earl Dillon 17, single b.IL (no relation to head of household given).
1935 Presque Isle County, MI Death Record... "Clarence R. Harrison, age 80, born 29 May 1854 at Indiana, died 6 January 1935 at Allis Township, Presque Isle, MI, s/o Eli Harrison & Margaret Arthur." This death record and the 1880 Census help to show that Clarence was previously married.
(???the same Clarence???)
A "Clarence" Harrison was in the 44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
1900 CENSUS Clarence R. Harrison, at Hdqtrs Staff & Band 44th Infantry, Philippines, Armed Forces, stationed at foreign countries., b.Sept 1866 IN, parents b.IN., widowed, married 8years.
This information seems to fit well except for the birth date being about 10 - 11 years off (it could be a bad transcription of 1855)... I am starting to think that this is the correct Clarence because I can't find him anywhere else in the 1900 census.
(Speculation) It is possible that a first wife "Sophia" died while Clarence was in the Military... Is it possible that she died giving birth?... Is it possible that she died in 1899 giving birth to Cloid?... Is it possible that Clarence had to later adopt Cloid after he was out of the military and married to May? --- Also of note; Edgar and Ruth were living with their grandparents in the 1900 Census of Vermillion, Indiana.
1880 CENSUS Troy, Fountain, Indiana... Ely Harrison 47,.. Margret 50,.. Clarence 29, b.IN, son, married, occ: coalminer.. Sophia 26, dau-in-law,.. Edgar 3, grandson.