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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Corinne A. Harrison ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Corinne A. Harrison
MAIDEN NAME: Hutchinson AKA 1: Anderson AKA 2: Ewen AKA 3: 
BORN: 6 Aug 1901 DIED: 15 Mar 1995 BURIED: 9 Apr 1995
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon

Name of father Joseph S. Hutchinson
Maiden name of mother Lelah Hendershot

1st MARRIAGE - to Marion B. Ewen, 5 Dec 1919, Vancouver, Washington
[divorced, Clackamas Co., in 1920]
1920 OR CENSUS - Corinne Ewen, age 18, b. Oregon, is enumerated with her husband, Marion B., age 21, b. Nebraska, in the home of her father-in-law, George E. Ewen, age 44, b. Iowa, and his wife Effie C., age 43, b. Iowa. 

Court Delcares Parents Ought to Spank Couple if They Cannot Live Together
Remnants of the youthful romance of Corinne A. Ewen, 18, and Marion B. Ewen, 21, which culminated in marriage at Vancouver last December after two weeks' courtship, and was shattered three weeks later, when Mrs. Ewen left her husband, were dragged into the court of presiding Circuit Judge McCourt yesterday afternoon.
A divorce was refused the young woman, who was held to have entered the matrimonial state with no idea of the obligations thus assumed, with a husband who displayed no conception of the responsibilities of his position, the jurist holding that the bond of wedlock was not a thing to be trifled with, frivolously assumed and carelessly cast off.
"------and if the families of this boy and girl cannot get these children together, they ought to spank them!" were the concluding words of Judge McCourt.
Girls' Side Heard Before.
The girl's side of the case was heard by Judge McCourt several days ago, but he refused her a decree, continuing the case until the boy could be brought into court, that both sides might be aired. Hearing what both sides have to say is a favorite practice of the new presiding judge in divorce cases.
On the witness stand yesterday Marion Ewen displayed a sheepish half-ashamed attitude, but no disposition to deny that he had been abusive and disagreeable toward his girl wife.
"But I wasn't a brute," he insisted. He had married her December 5, 1919, after two weeks acquaintance, and about three weeks later she had left him to go to Seattle, from which city she was brought back by her mother. Both young people came from good families, the judge was assured by the attorneys.
The boy admitted kicking his wife hard on one occasion when she snatched a paper from his hands as he was reading, and that he did not seek her forgiveness.
Suit Declared Nonsense
"The whole thing arises out of nonsense." declared Judge McCourt when interrogations ceased. "It is belittling to the court to entertain a divorce proceeding between two young people who do not appreciate the seriousness of marriage. They assumed the vows lightly and think all they have to do to be relieved is to chase into a court of justice.
"The girl is giddy and disposed to pleasing herself about most things. The boy has not appreciated his obligations and responsibilities and doesn't yet. The girl is entitled to his respect, support, love and attention."
"But he can't support her," interposed the girl's attorney.
"He can support her if he tries," denied the judge. "These young people are bound by law and the policy of the state to get together, forget their little difference and make it go. They have not had one-half as much trouble - as they will have. They are just stubborn.
"It is a duty they owe to themselves and to society that they do not separate. They got married and they ought to stay married. A divorce is denied and the case is dismissed."
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 7 Feb 1920, pg 14
2nd MARRIAGE - Corinne A. Ewen md Kenneth T. Anderson on 1 Oct 1921 in Multnomah Co., Oregon.

Daily City Statistics - Marriage Licenses.
ANDERSON-EWEN - Kenneth T. Anderson, 21, 902 East Flanders street, and Corrine [Corinne] A. H. Ewen, 20, 902 East Flanders street.
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 1 Oct 1921, pg 20
1930 OR CENSUS - Corinne A. Anderson, age 28, b. Oregon, is enumerated in the home of her father, Joseph S. Hutchinson, age 60, occupation inspector (city license bureau), and her mother, Lelah, age 54, b. Oregon, along with her husband, K. Turner Anderson, age 31, occupation traveling auditor, b. Oregon, with children Gloria L. Anderson, age 7, b. Oregon, and K. Turner Anderson, Jr., age 3 yrs, b. Oregon. 
3rd MARRIAGE - to Leo William Harrison, circa 1930-1935
1940 OR CENSUS - Leo Harrison, age 37, b. Iowa, is enumerated with wife Corinne, age 38, occupation office girl, b. Oregon, along with Cleo, identified as daughter [of Leo], age 18, b. Idaho, Gloria Lee [Glorialee] Anderson, identified as step-daughter [of Leo], age 17, b. Oregon, Turner K. Anderson, identified as step-son [of Leo], age 13, b. Oregon, and Eva Haugerud, identified as a boarder, age 27, single, b. Oregon.


MEMORIAL Sunday, April 9, 1995 in Salem Pioneer Cemetery: 
We are met here today on this solemn occasion to pay our last respects to Corinne Harrison. A member of a distinguished pioneer family who traveled to the Willamette Valley by wagon train following the Civil War, was born August 6, 1901 and died March 15, 1995. She spent most of her life in the Portland area. Her husband, Leo W. Harrison died in 1980 and is buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery family Lot. Corinne Harrison will be buried in the family lot between her husband and her late grand daughter, Charlotte Lelah, named after the two grand mothers.
Corinne Harrison was a person of varied interests. She loved gardening. Her favorite flower included zinnias and geraniums. For years she maintained a greenhouse in which she grew orchids.
Ever curious about other places -- she had a continuing penchant for travel -- and did so whenever she had the time and was able to do so.
An avid reader with a sense of history she was especially interested in that of her pioneer heritage with particular attention to that of Salem's Pioneer Cemetery -- it's Victorian atmosphere so eloquently exemplified by sixteen and a half acres of funerary monuments ranging from simple tablets to cenotaphs and vaults.
Possessed of a glowing personality, she always had a ready smile. Humorous and witty -- it was always a fascinating experience to visit with her. In variably on parting -- she would say something which would bring a quick laugh.
Corinne Harrison had three children: Kenneth Harrison, Cleo B. Cummings, and Gloria Paulson. Truly Corinne Harrison was a gracious lady.


Corinne H.
1901 - 1995
[shares marker with Leo W.]


1920 OR CENSUS (Multnomah Co., Portland, ED 8, pg 23B) 
Oreg 7 Feb 1920, pg 14
Oregon Historical Records Index, Clackamas Co., Divorce Case #16909 (Oregon State Archives)
Oregon Marriage index, 1906-1924 (
Oreg 1 Oct 1921, pg 20
1930 OR CENSUS (Multnomah Co., Portland, ED 361, pg 5B)
1940 OR CENSUS (Multnomah Co., Portland, ED 37-343, pg 8A)

Glorialee Paulson Wilmes, 15118 SE Lostine Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015

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