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Morris Wells Hallock
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1858
Mattituck
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1941
Milo
Lincoln County
Kansas, USA

LINCOLN/OTTAWA COUNTY, KANSAS PIONEER

Born of virtually 100% Puritan ancestors on Long Island, New York from the 1630's, Morris Wells Hallock claims ancestry to over 30 of the early immigrants from England to Long Island, New York - either directly or through Mass, Conn and Vermont.

His ancestors include well known Long Island immigrants with surnames of Hallock, Horton, Corwin, Wells, Aldrich, Tuthill, Youngs, Owen, Keyser, Sherrill, Howell, Penny, Swezey, and more.

Morris Wells struck out west approximately 1880, family stories say because of a doctor's recommendation due to lung or asthma problems. It is said that his father gave him his inheritance in cash before he left and told him to hide it well - as he might encounter robbers on the way. He was leaving into the unknown from an area where his family had lived for over 200 years and several generations - Mattituck, Long Island, New York.

He came west with his brother Lowell Mason Hallock, who died very soon after arrival and is buried in Spring Creek Cemetery in Lincoln Co, KS. He traveled by railroad to Omaha, then walked into the area (several hundred miles) where homesteads were being given in Kansas and ended up in Ottawa Co. He soon became familiar with the family of William Wallace and Armelia Elizabeth (Alger) Pollock, especially their oldest daughter: Harriet Loetta Pollock. They were married on Jun 5, 1881, in one of the earlier marriages in Ottawa, Co., KS.

Harriet Loetta's mother died months before Morris and Harriet Loetta were married on Nov 8, 1880. Soon after their marriage, Harriet Loetta's dad left his youngest daughter, Fannie, with Morris and 16 year old wife Harriet Loetta, and took the remaining 7 Pollock children to Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory, where he lived the rest of his life.

Morris Wells and Harriet Loetta (Pollock) Hallock had 11 children and today have many descendants across the American landscape.

Morris and Loetta lived from the days of covered wagons to trains to cars to airplanes, from the Civil War to World War II, from the Gunfight at the OK Corral to attack on Hawaii at the beginning of World War II. From sod houses to insulated houses with running water, electricity, and radio.

A count of descendants through about 1960 (incomplete in latter generations) is 429 individuals - including spouses.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Kasar Hallock (1831 - 1875)
  Mary Jane Aldrich Hallock (1836 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Loetta Pollock Hallock (1865 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Ellis Martin Hallock (1884 - 1967)*
  Inez Evangeline Hallock Baldwin (1886 - 1976)*
  Velna G Hallock McClaskey (1905 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lowell Mason Hallock (1855 - 1881)*
  Morris Wells Hallock (1858 - 1941)
  Adney Winslow Hallock (1860 - 1901)*
  Inez J Hallock (1864 - 1955)**
  John Kasar Hallock (1866 - 1893)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Ada
Ottawa County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Silverfox
Record added: Sep 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58076197
Morris Wells Hallock
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Morris Wells Hallock
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Morris Wells Hallock
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To my great-grandfather.
- Silverfox
 Added: Nov. 6, 2013
 
 
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