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 Buckner Stith Morris

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Buckner Stith Morris

Birth
Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Dec 1879 (aged 79)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section O
Memorial ID 10737 View Source
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Chicago Mayor. He was elected as a Whig to serve as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, serving from 1838 to 1839. During the Civil War he opposed prosecuting the war against the South, and was arrested in 1864 for attempting to free Confederate prisoners who were being held at Chicago's Camp Douglas. However, the Military Tribunal (held in Cincinnati, Ohio) examined the evidence and had to acquit him. His wife, Mary, also arrested, was held as a witness, but never prosecuted.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10737
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/10737/buckner-stith-morris : accessed ), memorial page for Buckner Stith Morris (19 Aug 1800–16 Dec 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10737, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .