Edward J “Ed” Morris

Edward J “Ed” Morris

Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Sep 1902 (aged 50)
Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
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Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Lot 1011 Sec A
Memorial ID 29167812 · View Source
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Rock Springs Miner
Rock Springs, Wyoming
11 Sep 1902

…passed away on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in Green River, September 7, 1902.

…a prominent member of the Masonic Fraternity, the Knights Templar at once assumed management of the affairs pertaining to the services and the funeral.

It was decided that interment should take place in Cheyenne where the father and mother of the deceased are laid to rest and arrangements were completed accordingly.

Edward J. Morris was born in Peru, ILL, November, 1851. He was a twin brother of Robert C. Morris of Cheyenne. He came west in 1869 with his parents and resided continuously in Wyoming. In 1873, he was elected assessor of Laramie county. Afther this term of office he moved to South Pass. From 1882 to 1886 he served as the county clerk of Sweetwater County. …in partnership with Wm Hunter, he bought out the store business of W. A. Johnson in Green River. Eventually it became the Morris Mercantile company. At the time of his death he was president and manager of the company and cashier of the Morris State Bank which he established several years ago.

He was a Democrat but in late years he was more in line with Republican principles and became identified with the Republican party in this county.

In 1889 he was elected and served as a member of the constitutional convention prior to the admission of Wyoming to statehood.
In 1891 he was chosen the first mayor of Green River, going on to serve 3 terms.

…As a map of generous impulses Ed will ever be remembered. In his saddest hour he had a joke for his friends. Buouant and hopeful he always looked byond the present encouraging others to higher things. His heart beat for humanity…
--submitted by Clint Black, Nov 2011

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  • Created by: Eric Crow
  • Added: 19 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29167812
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward J “Ed” Morris (Nov 1851–7 Sep 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29167812, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .