|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1888|
The Family of Benjamin Roach Morris and Annie "Margie" Rooney Kirkland Morris
Benjamin Roach Morris was born 15 Jun 1882 in Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, the son of Benjamin Augustus Morris (1845-1934) and Mary "Mollie" Margaret Roach Morris (1858-1939).
He married Annie "Margie" Rooney Kirkland in July 1909 in Florida. She was the daughter of Remer Young Kirkland (1849-1910) and Martha McInnis Kirkland Morris (1866-1942). She was born 18 Mar 1888 in Benton, Hamilton County, Florida. She had completed a master's degree in mathematics from Mercer College in Georgia when they married.
Benjamin was a Conductor for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad for many years. He enjoyed visiting family members and friends who lived near the railroad destinations, especially his family members who lived in the Jefferson County area.
The children of Benjamin Morris and Annie "Margie" Kirkland were:
• Ruth Morris, b. 07 Feb 1913, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida; d. 23 Aug 2003, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida; m. Richard Thomas Lahey, 1938, Florida; b. 19 May 1906, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; d. 27 Sep 1995, Dunnellon, Citrus County, Florida.
• Genevieve Morris, b. 14 Feb 1915, High Springs, Alachua County, Florida; d. 15 Oct 1993, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; m. Luke Kaleel; b. 27 Aug 1911, Florida or Connecticut; d. 21 Apr 1993, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.
• Mary Ben Morris, b. 28 Apr 1918, High Springs, Alachua County, Florida; d. 14 Jun 2006, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; m. (1) Clarence William Witt, 05 Sep 1940, Missouri; b. 23 Aug 1918, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas; d. 26 Apr 1951, Lyons, Rice County, Kansas; m. (2) Frederick Scheff, 1975, New York; b. 17 May 1911, New York; d. 07 Dec 1986, Floral City, Citrus County, Florida.
Ben and Annie were active in their St. Petersburg community. Ben owned several houses and an apartment complex that he maintained and rented out to supplement their family's income. Annie's mother, Martha Loretta McInnis Kirkland, moved in with their family after her husband's death circa 1914.
Annie Morris died in 1958 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. Benjamin died 27 Apr 1971 in St. Petersburg. They are buried in Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg.
Contributed on March 21, 2013 by Sandra Johnson Witt, the wife of her grandson
Benjamin Roach Morris (1882 - 1971)*
Mary Ben Morris Scheff (1918 - 2006)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Record added: Mar 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107057146