William G. Harrison, 93, headed marble crafting...

November 06, 1998

William G. Harrison, 93, headed marble crafting firm

William George Harrison, the last surviving partner of the noted Baltimore marble crafting firm of Mullan-Harrison Co., died Saturday of heart failure at the home of his daughter in East Greenwich, R.I. He was 93.

The former Roland Park resident moved to Rhode Island last year.

Mullan-Harrison was founded by his father at Paca and Mulberry streets in 1892. The company designed, carved and constructed interiors, statues and tablets for public buildings, schools and universities.

He joined the firm as a designer-draftsman in the 1920s and retired as president of the company in 1993.

Several notable examples of Mullan-Harrison's work that were carved from rare, imported Italian marble include the altar of SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church at Charles and 29th streets, the cornerstone of the downtown Clarence Mitchell Courthouse and friezes for the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation on Park Heights Avenue and the Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn.

Mr. Harrison, a Baltimore native, graduated from Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1925. He also studied sculpture at Maryland Institute, College of Art.

In 1928, he married Louise Robinson, who died in 1982.

He was a former communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church on Roland Avenue.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 130 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Tauber of East Greenwich; a sister, Charlotte H. Perkins of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

George O. Jett Sr., 61, bus driver for the MTA

George O. Jett Sr., a retired Mass Transit Administration bus driver, died Monday of a heart attack at Northwest Medical Center. He was 61 and a longtime Woodlawn resident.

Mr. Jett, who started as a bus driver in 1961, drove buses that served Gibson Island and Annapolis for many years.

"The last year before retiring in 1997, he worked on the 'Money Truck,' which served the ticket machines at light rail stations," said his wife of 41 years, the former Sandra Yates.

Mr. Jett was an enthusiastic racing fan who enjoyed visiting tracks in Maryland, West Virginia and New Jersey.

Born and raised in Catonsville, he was a 1955 graduate of Catonsville High School. He worked in the dye house of W. J. Dickey Mill in Oella before joining the MTA.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today at Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, George O. Jett Jr. and Thomas Jett, both of Woodlawn; two daughters, Karen Ann Schrader of Parkville and Lori Loomis of Churchville; and a granddaughter. Amanda Equilla Singleton, a 10-year-old Woodlawn resident who was born with cerebral palsy and given a year to live, died yesterday of respiratory failure at Sinai Hospital.

Amanda was a student at Maiden Choice School in Arbutus.

Services are scheduled for noon Tuesday at Turner's Temple Church, 1000 Hollins St.

She is survived by her parents, Harvey and Cynthia Singleton; a brother, Corey Rascoe; and a sister, Renee Singleton. All are of Woodlawn.


Miriam Grace Hughes Gaylord: The date for graveside services for Miriam Grace Hughes Gaylord, a Baltimore homemaker and supporter of the arts, was reported incorrectly in Wednesday's editions of The Sun. Services will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Old Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton. The Sun regrets the error.

Pub Date: 11/06/98

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