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John Morris
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Birth: 1814, Poland
Death: Sep. 29, 1877
South Pass City
Fremont County
Wyoming, USA

Laramie Daily Sentinel
Laramie, Wyoming Territory
4 October 1877
page 4
Obituary
The Cheyenne Sun chronicles the death, at South Pass City, September 29th, of John Morris. Deceased was the father of Robert C. and Edward J. Morris, and step-father of Mr. Slack [Edward Archibald, aka "E. A." Slack], of the Sun. He was sixty three years old at the time of his death, and had been in South Pass nine or ten years. [John, a Mason, was later paid tribute in the newspaper by his fraternal brothers.]

from History of Wyoming, T. A. Larson, pg. 90:
In 1868, John, born in Poland, arrived in South Pass City, WY Territory with [Edward] Archibald Slack, the son of his wife's first marriage to Artemis Slack. At first he was a saloon keeper; later, a miner. Subsequently, he had a stint as coroner, being elected in 1872.

John and Esther Slack nee McQuigg were married in Peru, Illinois in 1846. They were the parents of three sons: John Jr., and twins, Edward J. and Robert C.

[John's gravestone in Cheyenne may be a memorial. City records record burial in 1876.]
Submitted by Clint Black, Nov 2011
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Esther Hobart McQuigg Morris (1814 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  Edward J Morris (1851 - 1902)*
  Robert E Morris (1851 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Cheyenne
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Lot 1012 Sec D
 
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
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