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Dennis Morris (#48238097)
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Bio Photo Working with both 23andme and ancestry to learn more of my heritage and lineage. I grew up in Iowa. Spent 23 years in the Marine Corps. In 1990 I returned to Iowa to enjoy country life on our farm. I also work as a pilot for United Airlines. My wife, Brenda, is a Soboski, from SE Iowa. Between us, we have 5 kids, dogs, cats, a horse named Nikki, and a few head of cows.
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Good Evening Robert,
Sorry its taken so long to get back to you. Between work and trying to find more information for you, time slips away.
I remember Cherry Point and Havelock as I was stationed there with the KC-130s at VMGR-252 from 1981 through 1988. We lived on base and then the last four years up in New Bern.

From what I can tell, everyone is having trouble connecting the dots with the descendants of William and Sarah Crooks Morris. For me, my path is from my grandfather, John Harvey Morris (1897-1990), born in Lima, Illinois from George Washington Morris (1854-1899) and Amanda Robb Ralph Morris (1859-1904). George is the son of Jacob (possibly John Jacob) Morris (1816-1897) and Lucinda Hagerman (1817-1897). John Jacob is then the son of William and Sarah Crooks Morris. At this point, everyone is saying that Sarah Crooks married William White Morris, the son of Robert Morris. Unfortunately, he died in 9 October 1798 of yellow fever. So he couldn't possibly be the father of Jacob or looks like married to Sarah Crooks.. Still digging thou. Just some info... Dennis
Added by Dennis Morris on Oct 01, 2013 9:29 PM
Robert Cline
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Hi Dennis,

I retired in 1993 as I mentioned. My brother joined the Marine Corps and served in the same MOS that I worked in- Aviation Electrician. He served 12 years but his last tour was in recruiting in Phoenix which he totally did not like: except that he bought my mom's home. The Marine Corps in 1992/3 told Bill that they were going to boot him out since he hadn't made E-6; well, he proved that he had never been eligible since his MOS was 130 % over manned-- they still put him out but he got a severance check for $12,000, he used this and his corvette and bought a brand new Dodge Ram truck and paid cash. A year later he joined the Air Force Reserve and made E-6 with a few trips to Germany but decided he did not want to go to Iraq or Afganistan and luckily he had passed the 20 year mark so he retired from the Reserves and will be eligible for his retirement at 65. Thanks for serving, bob
Added by Robert Cline on Sep 23, 2013 1:25 PM
Robert Cline
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Hi Dennis,

This is an interesting story for you since you were in the Marines. I was born at Cherry Point Naval Hospital in 1953 and my family moved to New Mexico two years later. We moved sevaral times after that but in 1969 we moved back to Havelock so my dad could start his tour at MCAS Cherry Point. Thus I than graduated high school there in 1971 so I believe I'm the only person that can say I was born there and graduated high school there but was not from there--- and than: I joined the Navy in 1992 and went to boot camp in April 1993 thus becoming my Dad's sailor boy. My dad stayed in the Marines for 30 years and retired as an LDO but obtained the rank of Lt Colonel; I on the other hand stayed and retired at 22 years but only made the rank of 1st Class Petty Officer/ Aviation Electrician's Mate 1st Class.
Added by Robert Cline on Sep 23, 2013 1:13 PM
Robert Cline
John Jacob Morris
Hi Dennis,

I did not have him listed in my ancestry.com information so I added him; but, we wondered if you have more information on him- i. e. dates of birth & death and burial. I also looked online by typing his name and on familysearch.com- mormon church's site but they were not much help without dates. I did find though that William White Morris had 2 sons and 2 daughters but of course I have no idea where I got this information- and I'd really like to know so I could fix it, but This was supposed the cause of William White Morris's death- billious remitting fever (not the prevailing Malignant Fever). Let me know, bob
Added by Robert Cline on Sep 23, 2013 1:06 PM
 

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