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Edward J "Ed" Morris
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Birth: Nov., 1851
Peru
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1902
Green River
Sweetwater County
Wyoming, USA

Rock Springs Miner
Rock Springs, Wyoming
11 Sep 1902

…passed away on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in Green River, September 7, 1902.

…a prominent member of the Masonic Fraternity, the Knights Templar at once assumed management of the affairs pertaining to the services and the funeral.

It was decided that interment should take place in Cheyenne where the father and mother of the deceased are laid to rest and arrangements were completed accordingly.

Edward J. Morris was born in Peru, ILL, November, 1851. He was a twin brother of Robert C. Morris of Cheyenne. He came west in 1869 with his parents and resided continuously in Wyoming. In 1873, he was elected assessor of Laramie county. Afther this term of office he moved to South Pass. From 1882 to 1886 he served as the county clerk of Sweetwater County. …in partnership with Wm Hunter, he bought out the store business of W. A. Johnson in Green River. Eventually it became the Morris Mercantile company. At the time of his death he was president and manager of the company and cashier of the Morris State Bank which he established several years ago.

He was a Democrat but in late years he was more in line with Republican principles and became identified with the Republican party in this county.

In 1889 he was elected and served as a member of the constitutional convention prior to the admission of Wyoming to statehood.
In 1891 he was chosen the first mayor of Green River, going on to serve 3 terms.

…As a map of generous impulses Ed will ever be remembered. In his saddest hour he had a joke for his friends. Buouant and hopeful he always looked byond the present encouraging others to higher things. His heart beat for humanity…
--submitted by Clint Black, Nov 2011
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Morris (1814 - 1877)
  Esther Hobart McQuigg Morris (1814 - 1902)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Archibald Slack (1842 - 1907)**
  Robert E Morris (1851 - 1921)*
  Edward J Morris (1851 - 1902)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Cheyenne
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Lot 1011 Sec A
 
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
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Edward J Ed Morris
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Edward J Ed Morris
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Edward J Ed Morris
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