|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1851|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1921|
Wind River Mountaineer
28 Jan 1921
byline: Cheyenne Tribune
Robert Morris is dead.
He died shortly before noon Saturday in the Cheyenne Private Hospital from the results of a strok of paralysis suffered six years ago.
Mr. Morris was the son of Mrs. Esther Morris, "mother" of woman's suffrage in Wyoming. He had been in the hospital for some time, and Friday his condition became critical. He had been unconscious for several hours before his death.
For many years, Mr. Morris was official reporter for the Wyoming State Supreme Court and it has been said he was the most expert reporter the state ever had, certainy excelled by none. From court reporting he went to Green River to participate actively in the general mercantile business conducted by his brother, Edward Morris. Mr. Morris took over the business after his brother's death.
To Mr. Morris Cheyenne was chiefly indebted for its Carnegie Library. It was largely through his efforts that a donation of $50,000 was secured from Andrew Carnegie.
Mrs. Morris was living at the time at South Pass, Wyoming, and served there as justice of the peace, the first and only woman justice in the country. Another son, half-brother of Mr. Morris, also became a distinguished citizen of the stateŚCol. E. A. Slack, for 30 years owner and publisher of the Cheyenne Leader, and one of Wyoming's foremost editors. Colonel Slack died about 10 years ago.
John Morris (1814 - 1877)
Esther Hobart McQuigg Morris (1814 - 1902)
Edward Archibald Slack (1842 - 1907)**
Robert C Morris (1851 - 1921)
Edward J Morris (1851 - 1902)*
Plot: Lot 1011 Sec H
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29167821