Lewiston, Idaho, March 25, 1886
Harrison - In this city on Sunday evening, March 21st, 1886, Thomas H. Harrison, son of Mrs. Jasper Rand, of paralysis of the brain. Aged 28 years, 9 months and 13 days.
Thomas H. Harrison.
The subject of this notice was born near Marysville, Yuba county, Cal. June 8th 1857, and remained with his parents for some time, and when his mother came to Idaho, he remained with his grand parents till he was seventeen years of age and then came with them to Idaho in April 1875. At the breaking out of the Nez Perce war of 1877 he went into the government service and was with Howard during nearly all his campaign against the Nez Perces, after which he remained with his mother and step father, Judge Rand, in Lewiston, and engaged principally in stock raising. During E. Baird's term of service as sheriff of Nez Perce county in 1883-4, he efficiently served as one of his deputies and was regarded as a prompt and successful officer. Since that time he has given his attention principally to his ranch and stock, up to the time of his sickness. He, from childhood, was of slender form and subject to short periods of illness. A few weeks ago he became confined to his home with illness. His malady seemed to be in his head and stomach and at times his brain seemed to be seriously affected. During the four last days of his illness he was unable to speak, and seemed to be oblivious of all that was passing around him, not knowing anyone, and finally passed away without a struggle. The deceased was well and favorable known in this county and was always urbane and civil to all his acquaintances and was beloved by all who knew him best. He was buried under the auspices of the Lewiston Hook and Ladder Company No 1, who were all in full uniform. His funeral was largely attended; many closing their places of business to bestow the last sad rites to a young and well esteemed citizen. The funeral took place from the residence of Judge Rand on Tuesday at 2 o'clock.
Card Of Thanks - Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Rand improve the opportunity of extending the heartful gratitude of their family to the good people who rendered such valuable service, both day and night, during the sickness and burial of the son of Mrs. Rand. And we would further say, that we realize the fact that it is good to live with such kind and noble people, and surely for such kindness and noble deeds, you will receive your reward, if not sufficiently here, you will on that higher and better plain above.