Riser, Daisy “Elberta”

Elberta Riser, undated. Courtesy of Keren Humphrey.

Elberta Riser Harrington, undated. Courtesy of Keren Humphrey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class of 1908

Birth: September 23, 1888, Edgefield, South Carolina, USA
Death: November 18, 1981, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, USA

Parents:
John “Elbert” Riser (1854-1939)
Mamie Luzene Riser Riser (1858-1927)

Siblings:
Lillian Edith Riser Livingston (1882-1947)
Clarence Frederic Riser (1884-1886)
Mamie “Annabel” Riser Willingham (1889-1974 )
William Eugene Riser (1893-1963)
Harry Arthur Riser (1895-1945)
Ruby Estelle Riser Williams (1899-1970)

Spouse:
Dorsey B. “Doss” Harrington (1888 – 1951)

Children:
Amy Harrington Humphrey (1919-2012)

Resident: 1920-1970 – Monroe, North Carolina

Burial:
Lakeland Memorial Park
Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, USA

Sources: Keren Humphrey; www.findagrave.com, # 80006750.

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Obituary:
Monroe Journal
(Monroe, NC), November, 1981

Mrs. Elberta Riser Harrington, 93, …….. formerly of Monroe, died Wednesday, Nov. 18.  Graveside service was at 3:30 pm today in Lakeland Memorial Park, Union County, NC, conducted by the Rev. Keren Humphrey and the Rev. Paul Beatty. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. C. F. (Amy) Humphrey of Decatur; one grandson, John Humphrey, of Herndon, Va; and one granddaughter, the Rev. Keren Humphrey of Newport News, Va.  Mrs. Harrington was born in Edgefield County, SC on September 23, 1888, and was the daughter of the late John Elbert and Mamie Luzene Riser. Her husband, D. B. Harrington, died in 1951. She was a graduate of Mont Amoena Seminary in Mt. Pleasant, NC. In the 1920s and 1930s she was a correspondent for the Charlotte Observer. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe and was president of its Women’s Missionary Society. She also served as president of American Legion Auxilliary to Melvin Deese Post No. 27, and was a member of the Monroe Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Gordon Funeral Service of Monroe was in charge of arrangements.

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