|Herbert Marshall Harrison 1920-1923|
Herbert Marshall Harrison was the ninth of ten children born to Marion and Elsie (Martin) Harrison. He was born at 9:30 a.m. on February 25, 1920 on a farm in rural Morgan Township, near Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana.
According to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the household in which he was born was a busy one with seven other children living at home.
On the evening of Wednesday, May 9th, 1923 while his mother was preparing beans to cook for supper, he took a handful. She took them away from him thinking she had them all, but Herbert held one between his fingers, put it in his mouth and sucked it into his windpipe. Although efforts were made to dislodge the bean, none were successful. His father, Marion took him the almost 18 miles to St. Edward's Hospital in New Albany. Doctors there were not able to remove the bean and Herbert died the next morning, Thursday May 10th, at 9 a.m.
The funeral was held at the house on Friday, May 11th. Due to inclement weather, the burial in Byrneville Cemetery was postponed until Saturday morning.
Herbert Marshall Harrison was 3 years, 2 months, 15 days old.
On Wednesday, May 23 in the Corydon Democrat Newspaper the following was written: