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 Sidney Edwards Morse

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Sidney Edwards Morse

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
13 Nov 1908 (aged 72)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot
6 Cedar Ave., East
Memorial ID
132472199 View Source

Son of Richard Cary & Sarah Louisa (Davis) Morse.

Graduated Yale in 1856, and in 1858 became involved with his father's paper, The New York "Observer" and later became the owner.

Several years later, he sold it, traveled abroad, but didn't take well to retirement.

In 1878, he erected the Morse building, corner of Nassau & Beekman Streets, and for years was the tallest building in New York City, not have faith in the elevator system, he invented his own, known as "Morse's Folly". He stayed active in the real estate business until his passing.

On November 1, 1859, he married Anna Matilda Church, in Belvidere, Alleghey, NY.
They had 2 daughters, Mary Trumbull & Elizabeth Breese.
Elizabeth married Rufus Delafield.

Son of Richard Cary & Sarah Louisa (Davis) Morse.

Graduated Yale in 1856, and in 1858 became involved with his father's paper, The New York "Observer" and later became the owner.

Several years later, he sold it, traveled abroad, but didn't take well to retirement.

In 1878, he erected the Morse building, corner of Nassau & Beekman Streets, and for years was the tallest building in New York City, not have faith in the elevator system, he invented his own, known as "Morse's Folly". He stayed active in the real estate business until his passing.

On November 1, 1859, he married Anna Matilda Church, in Belvidere, Alleghey, NY.
They had 2 daughters, Mary Trumbull & Elizabeth Breese.
Elizabeth married Rufus Delafield.

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Thank you to Sarah J. #47309878 for sharing links to parents.
Thank you to Sandra Markham #47531629 for sharing locations of birth/passing.


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