|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1870|
|Death: ||May 25, 1954|
Military Service: Texas National Guard (Army) 1892? Amarillo, TX. "I had a choice between the Texas Rangers and Texas National Guard. The Rangers didn't pay much and they had a lot better poker games at the National Guard, so I joined the National Guard." Al Morris
George Alvey "Al" Morris 83 longtime resident of Old Tascosa and brother of Mrs. J.N. Cole of Dalhart died yesterday in Amarillo where he had lived in recent years.
Funeral services will be tomorrow in Amarillo. His body then will be brought to Dalhart's Memorial Park Cemetery for graveside services at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon and burial beside his wife, Bobbie, who died ten years ago.
Mr. Morris was a longtime member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Morris was a brother of the late Jess Morris, who came to Dalhart the year it was founded in 1901 and who in an early day was an XIT Ranch cowboy. Mrs. Cole said this morning that so far as she knew her brother, Al, had never worked for the XIT but had punched cows for an equally famous outfit the LS Ranch.
Both Jess Morris and Morris' son Gene, of Silverton, Tex., have died within the past year. Jess Morris died in Dalhart that had been his home since 1901; and Gene Morris died a week after injuries sustained when his truck skidded on slippery pavement and plunged off the highway on Raton Pass.
Al Morris, his sister said, suffered an internal hemorrhage a week ago, and since that time had been in critical condition.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Morris, he was born at Bartlett, Williamson County, Tex. He spent his youth in that area and attended Add-Ran Jarvis College at Thorp Springs. This college was later moved to Fort Worth where it became, and still is, Texas Christian University.
With his parents and other family members, Al Morris came to Amarillo in the early 1890's, not long after Amarillo was founded. James Morris established a ranch about where Vega is now, west of Amarillo. Al and his brothers helped their father operate it.
In 1897 James Morris moved with his family to Old Tascosa. He acquired the Casimiro Romero property at that time one of the most beautiful places in the Panhandle. It was particularly distinguished for its fine orchard.
Boys Ranch of Old Tascosa, the first Boys Ranch for underprivileged boys in the U.S., now embraces the orchard site.
In 1906 Al Morris took over operations of the Tascosa Property and for a number of years conducted a large and flourishing fruit business. When he retired from that activity he moved to Amarillo.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Cole, are two sons, Jess Al Morris of Texhoma, OK, and Robert Morris of California; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Sanders of Amarillo; a brother Sam Morris of Claude, TX; and seven grandchildren.
Edward James Morris (1834 - 1921)
Lucy Lee Hughes Morris (1842 - 1915)
Robert E Lee Edwards Morris (1885 - 1945)
Jess Al Morris (1911 - 1970)*
Robert E. Lee Morris (1912 - 1998)*
Mildred Trabue Morris Langford (1916 - 1995)*
Gene Morris (1920 - 1954)*
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)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Cory Miller
Record added: Jul 17, 2013
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