Person:Frances Harrison (23)

Frances Elizabeth Harrison
  1. Frances Elizabeth Harrison1885 - 1962
m. 17 Nov 1921
Facts and Events
Name[2] Frances Elizabeth Harrison
Alt Name[1] Fanny Harrison
Gender Female
Birth[2] 10 Apr 1885 Strong, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 17 Nov 1921 Pearseley, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canadato JAMES Jackson Irwin
Death[1] 12 Sep 1962 Sundridge, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Burial[3] Sundridge, Parry Sound, Ontario, CanadaStrong Cemetery

Name and Relationships

Name: Frances Elizabeth Harrison. There is some question about the correct spelling of her first name. On her 1885 birth registration, her first name is clearly spelled with an 'i' as Francis Elizabeth Harrison. Similarly, on her 1921 marriage registration, it is spelled with an 'i' in 3 places on the document. However, on her grave marker in Strong Cemetery, Sundridge, Ontario, her first name is spelled with an 'e' as Frances E Jackson. Her commonly used name was Fanny.

Parents: Robert Harrison and Elizabeth Wheatley. Source is Fannie's 1921 marriage registration.

Personal History

1885 - Birth: Francis Elizabeth Harrison was born on April 10, 1885 in the Township of Strong, Parry Sound District. Source is her 1885 birth registration.

1921 - Marriage: Francis Harrison 36, married James Jackson Irwin 44, on Nov 17, 1921. They planned to be married at Pearseley, Parry Sound and live in Magnetawan. This was Fanny's first marriage (she is listed as a spinster on the registration.) This was Jim's second marriage. On the marriage registration, Jim is listed as a widower.

1962 - Death and Burial: Fanny Irwin 77, died September 17, 1962 after being struck by a car on Highway 11 in Sundridge, Ontario. Source is Kari Squarzolo, Irwin Family Tree, Cannot locate a death certificate. Fanny was buried in Strong Cemetery, Sundridge, Ontario. Source is a photo of her name on the same grave marker as her husband, James Jackson Irwin who died in 1941.

Grave Marker: JAMES J. IRWIN 1877-1941 His beloved wife FRANCES E HARRISON 1885-1962. Chapman Cemetery, Parry Sound, Ontario.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Donnabelle Smyth. My Irwin Family, Unpublished
  2. 2.0 2.1 Strong, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, in Ontario Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Ontario, Canada. Ontario Canada Births and Stillbirths (MS929). (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario)
    #022180, 10 Apr 1885.