William Harrison (Harry) was born September 26, 1868 at the family home in Oak Run. His parents, Daniel Granvil and Sarah Martha Heryford Hunt were both members of pioneer families in Shasta County. He worked on the family ranch which expanded to over thirty thousand acres under the management of Harry and his son George.
Octavia and Flora Irene Atkins (twins) were born at Balls Ferry August 16, 1873 to Quintus Narcissus and Martha Adeline Hughes Atkins. Like their future husband they attended local schools and learned the domestic skills expected of women in those days.
Harry and Octavia were married
in Millville May 1, 1893. They made their home on Clover Creek. They kept
their food in a cave behind the house and raised some of their own food
from the fields and a small orchard which was still producing some fruit
in the middle of the next century. They settled down and started their
family of five:
|Daniel||b. Mar. 31, 1894||d. Jul 14, 1977||m. Beatrice Marie Eddy
m. Nellie Bryant Holden
|Elsie May||b. Mar. 2, 1895||d. Nov. 18, 1958||m. William Hathaway|
|Roy||b. Aug. 26, 1896||d. Feb. 25, 1976||m. Nelita Mae Eldridge|
|George||b. Oct. 20, 1897||d. Feb. 25, 1966||m. Cleta Lorraine Meyer|
|Martha||b. Feb. 13, 1899||d. Nov. 20, 1900|
|Flora||b. Oct. 6, 1906||d. Dec. 9, 1921|
|Nelda||b. Feb. 23, 1908||d. Jan. 7, 1994||m. Lloyd Macaulay
m. Stonewall J. Denham
|Esther||b. Sept. 29, 1909||d Apr. 9, 1988||m. Almon Harvey Taylor|
|Hattie||b. Dec. 12, 1910||d. Sept. 9, 2000||m. Robert Bartell Sr.|
|Helen||b. Sept. 4, 1913|
|William||b. Jun. 9, 1919||d. Mar. 24, 1922|
Harry and Flora lived in their home in Oak Run which was built by two of Flora's brothers. Harry was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. Harry died of pneumonia January 16, 1922.
This was a very difficult time for Flora; her daughter Flora had died a month earlier and her son William died in March. She remained in her own home until her death February 21, 1954. All three are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Millville.
Source: Shasta Historical Society - Aug 2000