Carter Henry Harrison, Sr.

Carter H. Harrison at age 55. In 1893 Mayor Harrison was 62 years old and besides being mayor he was also a successful businessman who had achieved the milestone of being a millionaire. Among his business adventures, he owned The Chicago Times. This was an especially exciting time for Mayor Harrison. Besides the upcoming closing ceremony for the World's Fair, he was also looking forward to getting married to his 25 year-old fiancee Miss Annie Howard of New Orleans, who reportedly was worth three million dollars. They were to be married on November 16, 1893. This was to be Carter Harrison's third marriage. His first wife died in 1876 and his second wife died in 1887.