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Thomas William Morris
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1867
Pleasant Valley (Ross County)
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1939
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Summit, Ohio, 23 Feb 1839:
MORRIS - Thomas W., age 70 years, passed away at his home, Chicago, Ill., Monday p. m. Survived by his wife, Clara; daughter, Mrs. John McGuire of Chicago; son, Robert of Los Angeles; five grandchildren, sisters, Mrs. E. Burrell of Cuyahoga Falls, and Mrs. B. B. Slusser of Akron. Services from Prentice & Co. Funeral Home, 856 Coburn St., Friday, 2:30 p. m., Rev. Franklin G. Markley officiating. Burial Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. this evening. (Prentice & Co.)

India Rubber World, April 1, 1939, Page 69:
T. W. Morris
THOMAS W. MORRIS, named rubber technologist by the government, left a valuable contribution to the rubber industry when he died February 20, a victim of pneumonia. In 1917 he invented the Morris automatic trimming machines for removing overflow from molded rubber goods, marking a revolution in trimming as the work had formerly been done almost entirely by hand. Mr. Morris devoted the remainder of his life to his invention, and today his machines may be found in all parts of the world.

Born of English parentage in Pleasant Valley, O., in 1871, and subsequently moving to Akron, Mr. Morris at 16 joined The B. F. Goodrich Co., where he remained and steadily progressed until at 23 he became superintendent for Morgan & Wright Co., Chicago, Ill. He remained with this company for 10 years and helped establish the Chicago Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Morris was superintendent variously of the La Crosse Rubber Works, La Crosse, Wis., the Cudahy Rubber Co., Cudahy, Wis,, and the Dryden Rubber Co., Chicago.

Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, and two sisters.

Funeral services were conducted in Akron, with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, February 25.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Morris (1835 - 1900)
  Jane Todd Morris (1833 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Robert William Morris (1899 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret J. Morris Lambright (1858 - 1926)*
  Mary A. Morris Royhan (1860 - 1934)*
  John George Morris (1865 - 1930)*
  Thomas William Morris (1867 - 1939)
  Victoria Morris Berry (1868 - 1925)*
  Sidney James Morris (1871 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Morris Burrell (1873 - 1965)*
  Martha A. Morris Slusser (1876 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Akron
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Row S45, Section 4, Lot 158
 
Created by: T McGuire
Record added: May 06, 2009
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Thomas William Morris
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Thomas William Morris
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