|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1825|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1900|
Father - Shadrick Morris
Mother - Sarah Morris
Wife - Henrietta Catherine Pollock
Wife - Martha Roberts
The following obituary was copied as it was printed. Contributed by FAG member Sue Lilley. Original photocopy work by Jeff Jackson.
THE LAMPASAS LEADER
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900
Felix Grundy Morris
Departed this life Saturday, February 3, 1900, Felix Grundy Morris, who was at the time of his death seventy-four years, one month and nimeteen days old.
Thus it has pleased an all wise Father to remove from our midst another one of the old settlers of our Lone Star state. Mr. Morris was born in Lawrence county, Tennessee, on the 15 day of Dec. 1825, were he lived until manhood and was married to Miss Henrietta Pollock, from which union one child, Wm.. Morris, was born to him. Mrs. Morris died a short time after her son was born and Mr. Morris moved to Polk county, Ark., where he married Miss Martha Roberts, a daughter of Mr. Jesse Roberts. From this union ten children were born, seven of whom with their mother survive him. Mr. Morris moved to Bell county, Texas, in the year 1851, and after having made that his home for some three years, moved to Hamilton cunty and improved the farm now owned by Mr. Owen Peck. Then having purchased land on the Lampasas river in this county he moved here where he has resided and improved his property.
Besides a wife and seven children Mr. Morris leaves some thirty-nine grand-children and eighteen great-grand-children to mourn his loss.
Mr. Morris had some thrilling experiences with the Indians, he having been pinned to his horse by an arrow shot by an Indian on one occasion.
Mr. Morris was a kind, indugent husband and father, charitable and ever willing to lend a helping hand to the distressed and poor. A firm believer in the gospel of Christ, and expressed himself as being ready to answer the Master's call. He seemed to know that death was near, for on Tuesday morning he told Mr. Jno. Parrish that he might stay with him until Sunday but he thought he would leave on Saturday, which he did a little after 12 o'clock.
The remains were followed by a large procession of loved ones and friends to the cemetery at Rock Church where services were conducted by the Rev. Geo.. Holloman.
Margaret Ellen Morris Brooks (1854 - 1915)*
Fannie Bell Morris Pollock (1866 - 1947)*
John Frank Morris (1868 - 1906)*
Rock Church Cemetery
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jun 17, 2010
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