E G Harrison
Edmund G. Harrison
Edmund G. Harrison
Edmund G. Harrison was born on May 4, 1828 in Hulmeville to George Harrison and Rebecca (Hulme) Harrison. He married Fannie G. Trump. Edmund was instrumental in developing good roads for the government. He died at the age of 73 in Washington, D.C.
 
Printed in the Bucks County Gazette February 14, 1901
E G Harrison Obituary
     
Edmund G. Harrison, son of George Harrison, was born at Hulmeville, May 2, 1828, and his mother a daughter of John Hulme, who established industrial work on the Neshaminy one hundred years ago. The father of Edmund G. was a prominent man, and twice elected to the Assembly. The son spent several years at Asbury Park, on the Jersey Coast, and from there went to Washington to take charge of the Roads Division of the Agricultural Department, where he died February 6, 1901. In the summer of 1900 he put down a specimen road from Doylestown to the Farm School. Mr. Harrison founded the "Delaware Valley Advance," 1877; was deputy collector of Internal Revenue, and during the Civil War served a tour of duty in Capt. Burnett Landreth’s state militia. His first public honor was a seat in the legislature, to which he was elected, 1854, at the age of 26.
 
From History of Bucks county, Pennsylvania: from the discovery of the ..., Volume 1 By William Watts Hart Davis
 
 
 

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