Surname: Morrison

Morrison, Thomas Jefferson – Obituary

Tom Morrison Taken By Death, Pioneer Family Member Passes. Thomas Jefferson Morrison, a son of one of the Kittitas Valley’s earliest pioneer families, passed away this morning in the Valley General Hospital at the age of 75 years [April 11, 1953]. He had been in ill health for several years and entered the hospital last Wednesday. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison, who came to the Kittitas Valley in 1870. His grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wheeler, who came to the valley in the same year. William Morrison, who was a Civil War veteran, homesteaded the present Morrison farm one-half mile northeast of Kittitas. Thomas Morrison was born there in 1878 and lived there until his death. He was preceded in death by his brother, Abe Morrison, who passed away two weeks ago. During the early part of his adult life, Morrison freighted for sheep and cattle growers along with the operation of his farm. He helped construct the Milwaukee Railway line through Kittitas County in 1908. Morrison was married July 3, 1903, to Lillie Dell Ferguson in Ellensburg. She still resides on the Morrison farm near Kittitas. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Sisk, Ellensburg; a son, Chester Morrison, Thorp; two grandchildren, Tommy and Chester Morrison, Jr.; a brother, William Morrison, Walla Walla; an aunt, Mrs. Laura Wheeler, Ellensburg; and...

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Morrison, Lillie Dell Ferguson – Obituary

Marking the passing of another of Kittitas Valley’s pioneers was the death Sunday of Mrs. Lillie Morrison at the age of 75 March 6, 1960. She was born in Ellensburg, Jan. 1885, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ferguson, who had come to the valley in 1871. Lillie Ferguson was married to Thomas Morrison July 3, 1903, at Ellensburg and they made their home one half mile north of Kittitas. Here they resided until Mr. Morrison died in 1953. Mrs. Morrison moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. (Gladys) Clarence Sisk on Route 2 and where she led an active life until ten days ago when she became critically ill. She died at home. Survivors include besides her daughter, Mrs. Sisk, a son Chester Morrison of Rt. 3, two grandsons, Chester Jr. and Tom Morrison of Rt. 3, two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Phelps and Mrs. Lottie Harris of Ellensburg, three brothers, James Ferguson of Ken, Ben Ferguson of Rt. 2, Ellensburg and George Ferguson of Rt. 3, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Rev. Miller C. Lovett will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bill Hughes, Jerry Hansberry, App Legg, Jack Holmes, Fred Palmiero, and Forrest Cahill. Burial will be in the IOOF...

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Morrison, Catherine Wheeler – Obituary

The death of Mrs. Catherine Morrison, aged 69, who has lived in the Kittitas Valley for 55 years, occurred today September 24, 1928. Mrs. Morrison leaves a number of friends and relatives in the valley. She is survived by her sons, T. J. Morrison, William Morrison, Abe Morrison, Grant Morrison; her sister, Mrs. Samantha Curtis; her brother, Abe Wheeler, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Baptist Church with the Rev. Mr. K. E. Burke, presiding. Burial was in the IOOF...

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Morrison, Rose Dorothy Davis – Obituary

Rose Morrison, 86, longtime Ellensburg resident, died Wednesday August 28, 1985 at Royal Vista Care Center. She was born in Missoula, Mont., on Aug. 16, 1899, and moved to the Ellensburg area at age 8 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quincy A. Davis. She attended local schools and started to work for the Ellensburg Telephone Co. when she was 15. She was a telephone operator during World War I and handled the emergency created by the flu epidemic then. Her telephone-operating career was interrupted by her marriage in 1919 to Abraham B. Morrison. They settled in the Badger Pocket area among first farmers and, from 1933 until his retirement in 1946; they continued to operate their farm. They moved to Ellensburg to make their home at 203 E. Sixth Ave. Mrs. Morrison returned to work as a telephone operator in 1950 and retired on May 19, 1967. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by her husband in 1953 and by a son, Ed Morrison, in 1978. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rudie (Mary) Barneycastle of Ellensburg; three sons, Ralph Morrison of Bothell, and Dave Morrison and Roy Morrison, both of Ellensburg; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Cotton Chapel with burial following at the IOOF Cemetery. Family suggests...

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Morrison, Ica Ladd – Obituary

Mrs. A. D. Morrison of Kittitas, died at her home in that town, Tuesday [June 3, 1913] of tuberculosis after an illness of 5 months. She came to this county three years ago and secured employment in Crockett Company’s store and last September was married to Mr. Morrison. Her maiden name was Ladd. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Morrison, Chester J. – Obituary

Chet Morrison, 73, Rt. 5 Box 270, died Friday evening [December 5, 1980] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born in Ellensburg on August 9, 1907, a son of the late Thomas J. and Lilly (Ferguson) Morrison. He attended school in Kittitas and from 1923 to 1950 he followed the rodeo circuit. He and Bertha Zumbrunnen were married in Yakima on April 8, 1938. Since 1942, they have operated a ranch in the Fairview District on Nanum Road. Morrison helped to start the Kittitas County Calf Ropers Assocation with Bud McNeil. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Chet (Tuffy) Morrison, of Toppenish, and Tommy Morrison, of Ellensburg; two grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Sisk, of Ellensubrg; and two foster sons, Larry Gleason, of Ennis, Mont., and Scott Dieringer, of Camp Verde, Ariz. Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Mickey Meyer will officiate and burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Kittitas County Historical Society, 114 E. 3rd, Ellensburg, or to the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 98105. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Morrison, General Grant – Obituary

General Grant Morrison [General is his name not a miliatry title], 50, a resident of the Kittitas Valley all his life, died Saturday evening [August 27, 1938] after a lingering illness. He was born at Kittitas in 1888 and has made his home here continuously since. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Herb Holland and Mrs. George Marshall; a son, Harry Jim Morrison; and three brothers, Tom, Bill, and Abe Morrison. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Honeycutt Chapel. [Interment at IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison. Many of the men who are now engaged in oil producing and contracting in the Mid-Continent field had their earliest training in the great fields of Pennsylvania, and in this class is found Frank Morrison, who had been engaged in business at Chanute since 1904. Mr. Morrison was an experienced man when he came to this locality, and here at once entered actively into operation, his activities having extended continually with the passing of the years. He is one of the men who are making this one of Kansas’ greatest industries. Frank Morrison was born at Princeton, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1870, a member of a family that had resided in the Keystone State since the early colonial days. His grandfather, Joseph Morrison, was born in that state, in 1818, and passed his entire life as a miner and collier, dying at Princeton in 1892. Erban Morrison, the father of Frank Morrison, was born in 1847, in Pennsylvania, and on growing to manhood became the proprietor of a mercantile business, which he conducted in connection with engaging in mining. He remained at Princeton until the spring of 1912, when he came to Kansas and located at Chanute, but one year later removed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is now identified with the Texas Refining Company. Mr. Morrison is a democrat. He was married at Princeton, Pennsylvania, to Miss...

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Morrison, Thomas Edward – Obituary

Ed Morrison, 54, a native Kittitas County farmer, 54, died Sunday [July 2, 1978] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born May 15, 1924 at Kittitas. He has farmed in the Kittitas Valley since he was 14-years-old, more recently in the Denmark and Badger Pocket districts. He attended Kittitas schools and was married Juanita Borgman May 27, 1944 at Kittitas. He was active as a volunteer in the Denmark area rural fire department. He is survived by his wife at the farm, Rt. 2, his mother, Mrs. Rose Morrison of Ellensburg; one son, Tom Morrison of Enumclaw; a daughter, Mrs. Terri Engle of Coupeville; two granddaughters; three brothers, Dave and Roy Morrison of Ellensburg; and Ralph Morrison of Bothell; a sister, Mrs. Mary Barneycastle, also of Ellensburg. Funeral services will be in the Evenson Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate and entombment will follow at the IOOF Mausoleum. Family suggests memorials to the Life Support Fund at the Ellensburg Fire Department, 102 N. Pearl. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Morrison, Thomas Edward – Obituary

Ed Morrison, 54, a native Kittitas County farmer, 54, died Sunday [July 2, 1978] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born May 15, 1924 at Kittitas. He has farmed in the Kittitas Valley since he was 14-years-old, more recently in the Denmark and Badger Pocket districts. He attended Kittitas schools and was married Juanita Borgman May 27, 1944 at Kittitas. He was active as a volunteer in the Denmark area rural fire department. He is survived by his wife at the farm, Rt. 2, his mother, Mrs. Rose Morrison of Ellensburg; one son, Tom Morrison of Enumclaw; a daughter, Mrs. Terri Engle of Coupeville; two granddaughters; three brothers, Dave and Roy Morrison of Ellensburg; and Ralph Morrison of Bothell; a sister, Mrs. Mary Barneycastle, also of Ellensburg. Funeral services will be in the Evenson Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate and entombment will follow at the IOOF Mausoleum. Family suggests memorials to the Life Support Fund at the Ellensburg Fire Department, 102 N. Pearl. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Morrison, Harry – Obituary

Funeral services for Harry Jim Morrison, 47, Kittitas Valley native, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Evenson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter Tussinger will officiate. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Morrison died Tuesday [June 13] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Kittitas and spent most of his life in the Kittitas Valley with the exception of the years he served with the US Navy in World War II. He was married to Erma House on May 2, 1952. The family home is at 301 East 13th. Ellensburg Daily, June 15, 1967 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biographical Sketch of F. P. Morrison

F. P. Morrison, President of the First National Bank of Redlands, is a “native son of the Golden West,” being born in the city of San Francisco. His father, A. L. Morrison, came from Ohio in 1854, and was a successful businessman for many years. The subject of this sketch came to Redlands in 1882. He had considerable money, and being pleased with the location, and believing that there was a bright future for the place, he bought forty acres of land and put out 300 orange trees the first year. The improvements he has since made on this place can be better appreciated by a visit than by any written description, how-ever elaborate. No one should visit Redlands without a drive around Mr. Morrison’s home, and no one will go away without remarking that it is the most beautiful place in the valley. His place is supplied with water from Redlands Company and also Bear Valley certificates. Mr. Morrison established the bank in 1886. The officers are: president, F. P. Morrison; cashier, J. W. Wilson; vice president, A. T. Park. The directors are Frank Hinckley, G. A. Cook, George A. Crafts, H. L. Drew and J. S. Ed-wards. Mr. Morrison is treasurer of the city...

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Biography of Hugh H. Morrison

Hugh H. Morrison. The history of Salina from beginning to the present time was like an open book to Hugh H. Morrison, who went to that section of Kansas when it was far out on the frontier and before Kansas had become a state of the Union. For over fifty-five years he lived there, and the farm which he once cultivated had gradually been absorbed within the city limits of Salina. His was a prominent part in connection with the various movements and events of Salina’s early history. Mr. Morrison was born August 8, 1836, in a log house on a farm in Ohio County, Indiana. His parents were Rev. A. A. and Nancy C. (Beaty) Morrison. His grandfather was Rev. I. S. Morrison, a native of Virginia. Rev. A. A. Morrison was born in North Carolina February 24, 1808. In 1830 the family moved out to Indiana. Rev. A. A. Morrison was a graduate of Knoxville College in Tennessee and spent his active career as a Presbyterian preacher. He did pastoral and missionary work in Indiana and Ohio, and in 1860 came to Kansas. He was the first Presbyterian minister to hold services in Salina. From pioneer times he did a splendid work in carrying on the cause of religion in that section of Kansas, and his death occurred at Salina October 20, 1884. In 1835 Rev. A....

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