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Benjamin Harrison
5 August 1820–23 July 1876
Mr. Benj. Harrison, living between Anamosa and Fairview, has been suffering for years from an affliction of the knee and finally ulceration set in. After a consultation of physicians an amputation of the leg was determined upon as affording the only hope of prolonging life. Accordingly a week ago last Wednesday Dr. Stoddart, assisted by Drs. Adair, McLean and Eaton, performed the operation, but the strength of Mr. Harrison gave way and he died the following Sabbath. His age was 56 years.

Submitted by: Richard Harrison, his 2nd great-grandson
Source: The Anamosa Eureka, July 27, 1876
Note: Benjamin Harrison is buried at Center Cemetery.

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