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 William Morrison

William Morrison

Birth
Death 1921 (aged 75–76)
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12971 · View Source
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Was the first African American land owner in Rock Island, Illinois. In New Orleans at the start of the Civil War, he joined the army and was subsequently discharged at Rock Island. He bought a parcel of land, cleared it and built his house where it stands today on 20th Avenue.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Morrison (1845–1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12971, citing Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .