Name: Leon Harrison NORTH 1 2
Birth: 4 DEC 1882 in Minnesota
Death: JAN 1968
Change Date: 26 JUN 2009
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 184, No 8, p 11, Feb. 19, 1968.
L. Harrison North, servant of Christ, has completed his years of labor among us. On December 4, 1882, he was born to Andrew and Etta Harrison North near St. Peter, Minnesota. Later the family moved to Dodge Center. His education was at Milton College, Milton, Wis., where he graduated in 1908. His undergraduate activities included orchestra and glee club, indicating his lifelong interest in good music.
On June 29, 1910, he was united in marriage with Josephine G. Post who died May 9, 1931. To this union were born six children, two of whom preceded him in death.
On June 17, 1935, he was united in marriage with Anna Crofoot who survives him. Other survivors include four children: Etta (Mrs. John V. O'Connor), Charles H., Violet (Mrs. Malcolm J. Rickerson), and David A.; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Ray C. North; and nieces and nephews.
Mr. North died January 29, 1968 at the Edison Lodge Convalescent Home. Funeral services, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Herbert E. Saunders, were held at the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Christ at Plainfield and interment was in Hillside Cemetery.
"Harry," as he was known to a host of friends, spent most of the active years of his adult life in the service of the churches. Soon after college graduation he entered the printing business and became the manager and treasurer of the Davis Printing Company in Milton. He continued there until 1920. He moved in 1924 to Plainfield, N. J., and made his home there for the remainder of his life. He became the manager of the publishing house of the American Sabbath Tract Society, and continued in that position successfully until 1960 when he retired.
During his later years he remained active in the Tract Society and as an advisor to the publishing house. His wealth of experience, his meticulous attention to detail, and his unassuming manner made him a favorite counselor, regularly consulted by the younger men who surrounded him.
His other services to the denomination were many. For seventeen years he served as a trustee of General Conference and for a number of years held position as chairman or treasurer of the trustees. This office gave him responsibility for the maintenance of the Seventh Day Baptist Building. For thirty-seven years he served as a trustee of the Seventh Day Baptist Memorial Fund, and for much of that time he was an officer of the board. He continued to serve in this capacity during his retirement and was in the Memorial Fund offices regularly until incapacitated a few weeks before his death. He served on various committees of the General Conference including thirty-four years as chairman of the Committee on Ministerial Retirement. His services in this capacity were recognized by a standing ovation at the 1967 sessions of the General Conference.
The local church received its share of his time and labor. For 38 years he was a trustee of the church, and he served ably as its treasurer for 33 years. He was a member of various committees of the church and gave freely of his time and energy for its welfare. His regular participation in meetings for worship, study, prayer, and business was an inspiration to the whole congregation, and his support of the pastor was significant in the life of the church.
In L. Harrison North, Seventh Day Baptists have had a devoted, faithful, and able servant. His quiet strength provided strength for others, and his willingness to be of service took burdens from the shoulders of others. He will be greatly missed. H. E. S., V. W. S.
Father: Andrew NORTH b: 7 DEC 1850 in Princeton, Bureau Co., Illinois
Mother: Etta S. HARRISON b: 15 OCT 1857 in Dundas, Rice Co., Minnesota
Josephine POST b: 1886 in Wisconsin
- Etta Mary NORTH b: 25 AUG 1911 in Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Anna Carol CROFOOT b: 5 JUL 1901 in Shanghai, China
17 JUN 1935
in Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
- Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377
- Text: Book, Title: ?Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants? by John Cortland Crandall; Higginson Book Co., Salem MA; Date: 1949