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William Henry Morris, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1875
Royse City
Rockwall County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1961
Royse City
Rockwall County
Texas, USA

WILLIAM HENRY MORRIS SR.

Born February 20, 1875, near Royse City, he was the son of S.B. and Mollie Mary Smith Morris. On May 10, 1903 he was married to Mary Clay Appleton. He was an outstanding farmer and was Sunday School superintendent for 40 years. He served as Church Clerk and was a member of the Board of Deacons. He was the oldest Deacon at the First Baptist Church. He united with the Baptist Church at South Church in 1889 and has lived a Christian life for 72 years.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. J.W. Binkley, Sinton; Mrs. E.F. Bowen, Mineral Wells; Mrs. T.F. White, Mrs. Ernest Hill, Mrs. J.T. Throckmorton, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Johnston, Mesquite; Mrs. H.S. Morris, Hughes Springs; five sons, Clay Morris, Royse City; Raymond E. Morris, W.H. Morris, Jr, Paul Morris, all of Chicago, Ill.; Carroll Morris, Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, J.J. Morris, Ft. Worth; J.C. Morris, Royse City; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Pedigo, Dallas; and Mrs. Ethel Fincher, Morton; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 11 greatgreat-grandchildren. His wife preceeded him in death on July 27, 1952, also two children. Pallbearers were Joe Fling, Truett Sledge, Tom Beene, L.E. Johnson, V.A. Moore, and Roy Ridley. Honorary pallbearers Board of Deacons and members of Berean Sunday School class.


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 Parents:
  Stephen Bradley Morris (1847 - 1915)
  Molly Mary Smith Morris (1855 - 1930)
 
 Spouses:
  Addie A Bush Morris (1878 - 1901)
  Mary Clay Appleton Morris (1884 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Mamie Mae Morris Jones (1897 - 1978)*
  Addie Estelle Morris Huse (1901 - 1932)*
  William Clay Morris (1904 - 1974)*
  Velma Beatrice Morris White (1905 - 1993)*
  Paul Jeffrey Morris (1907 - 1963)*
  Jettie Lucille Morris Hill (1909 - 1977)*
  Raymond Earl Morris (1911 - 2003)*
  Gaynell Morris Throckmorton (1913 - 2001)*
  Dorothy Claudine Morris Morris (1918 - 2004)*
  William Henry Morris (1920 - 1985)*
  Calvin Carroll Morris (1924 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Morris (1875 - 1961)
  Emma Elizabeth Morris Pedigo (1878 - 1970)*
  Ethel Bethel Morris Fincher (1880 - 1964)*
  Thomas Jefferson Morris (1885 - 1928)*
  Jesse James Morris (1887 - 1962)*
  Jone C Morris (1890 - 1978)*
  Esther Mae Poole (1892 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Royse City Cemetery
Royse City
Rockwall County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: couchpotato
Record added: Mar 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8495410
William Henry Morris, Sr
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