Biography of Thomas Harrison
Kings County, CA Biographies





THOMAS HARRISON.
Among those persons who have by their strong individual qualities earned their way to a high standing in the estimation of their fellow citizens stands Thomas Harrison, the present efficient secretary treasurer and manager of the Hanford Fuel Company. He is a native of England, born in Mapperley, Nottingham, on the 31st day of May, 1876. His parents were T. H. and Louise (Tipton) Harrison, the former of whom was engaged in the insurance and loan business, and was also a property owner. He is now deceased, and his widow still resides in Nottingham.

Thomas Harrison received his educational training in the public and high schools of his native city, and then for three and a half years was employed as a bookkeeper. Desiring a field of larger opportunity for advancement, he relinquished his position and came to the United States, arriving in Hanford on May 5, 1895. He was at that time none too strong physically, but had to go to work and was variously employed for a time. He then engaged in farming, operating a rented place for four years. At the end of that time he bought a forty acre tract, part of which was planted to orchard, and operated that place until 1920, when he sold it and accepted the position of foreman for the Stewart Fruit Company. Some time later he established a service station, one of the first in Hanford, which he conducted personally until 1923, when he acquired stock in the Hanford Fuel Company, of which he is now manager, also holding the dual position of secretary and treasurer. Under his direction the business of the company has enjoyed a satisfactory growth from year to year and is now one of the most important concerns in its line in this section. Mr. Harrison still owns and operates the service station on the highway at the west edge of Hanford.

Mr. Harrison was married on March 11, 1920, to Miss Esther Felton of Hanford, who was born and reared in Potsdam, New York. They have one child: Felton LeRoy, born June 8, 1925. Politically Mr. Harrison is an ardent supporter of the republican party and takes a keen interest in public affairs, especially those relating to his own community. He is genial and approachable, enjoys a large acquaintance, and is a popular member of the circles in which he moves.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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