|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1872|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1956|
Llano burial 02/25/1956
Sam Morris was a rancher, farmer and poet. He married Mrs. Annie Jeanette Harris Carter on March 3, 1907. Together they had F.1. Annabel Lee b. Dec 15, 1907 J. W. Raines Mansion, Austin, TX. M.2. Edward Leon b. Oct 19, 1910 Armstrong Co., TX. M.3. John William "J.W." b. Sept 22, 1912 Armstrong Co., Tx. M.4. Andrew Jackson "Jack" b. Dec 13, 1914 Armstrong Co., TX. F.5. Lucy Jeanette b. Oct 23, 1916 Armstrong Co., TX. F.6. Mary Elizabeth "Liz" bl. Nov 19, 1919 Armstrong, Co., TX. F.7. Sammie Genevra b. Mar 12, 1925 Mason House (first hotel constructed on Fort Worth & Denver Railroad) Amarillo, TX. Along with his brother Al Morris they purchased the home place at Tascosa, TX from their father E.J. Morris in 1906. His poem "The Great Staked Plains" was written for and read to the committee appointed by the State of Texas to locate a site for Texas Tech College. The poem is filed in the State Archives. Another poem he wrote for his wife while she was away from home:
Annie, it snows, beautiful snow
As pure as Heaven's dew
It falls so soft and gently down
It makes me think of you.
Annie, the band is playing now,
A sweet and gentle lay;
But thoughts of you are far more sweet
Than bands can ever play.
I do not want to call you "wife"
Your name's so sweet to me
And should I call you aught but this
My soul would not be free.
Your name commands some gentle power
That guides my soul aright;
Though storm clouds cast their shadows dark
Now floating o'er the night.
I know I have no other friend
That walks so close to me,
To hold my hand and brave the waves
Of life's tempestuous sea.
Your heart is always for the right,
Your soul is patience' throne
It is my pride, my hope, my life,
Sweetheart, that you're my own.
It's but short years, since parting tears
Betrayed to each our mind;
We stood beneath the solemn stars
I talked to you so kind.
And through the years of smiles and tears
Your soul did never fail,
Nor shall until your heart is still,
In death, your cheeks are pale.
How sweet to know it will be so
To meet earth's last demand,
That we shall see eternity
Still walking hand in hand.
Sam's poetry book is titled Reflection In Verse by Samuel Leonidus Morris.
Edward James Morris (1834 - 1921)
Lucy Lee Hughes Morris (1842 - 1915)
Annie Jeanette Harris Morris (1877 - 1959)*
Annabel L.ee Morris Franz (1907 - 1980)*
Edward Leon Morris (1910 - 1951)*
Elizabeth Morris Roberts (1919 - 2009)*
Sammie Genevra Morris Karr (1923 - 2013)*
Edward James Morris (1857 - 1912)**
George Alvey Morris (1870 - 1954)*
Samuel Leonidus Morris (1872 - 1956)
Lucy Lee Morris Killen (1874 - 1938)*
John Albert Morris (1876 - 1906)*
Jesse Morris (1878 - 1953)*
Lulah Lee Morris Frederick (1881 - 1930)*
Anna Laura Morris Cole (1884 - 1955)*
Plot: Section 38 Lot 3 Space 1
Maintained by: Cory Miller
Originally Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Sep 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15799993