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Pvt Oba Roberts Morrison

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Pvt Oba Roberts Morrison

Birth
Shelby County, Texas, USA
Death
6 Jun 1924 (aged 76)
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Burial
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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MORRISON, O. R.
State Revenue Agent
Was born in Shelby County, Texas, August 24th, 1847, and completed his education at the Gilmer College, at Gilmer, Texas, a famous educational institution of the time.
His parents were John C. and Eliza (Roberts) Morrison. His father was a native of Tennessee, moved to Arkansas and was married at Van Buren in that state, to Miss Eliza Roberts, daughter of Jesse Roberts, of Texas; moved to Shelby County, Texas, in 1846 with his family, and there engaged in farming near the town of Timpson, where he still lives. Mrs. Eliza Morrison died at the family home near Timpson in 1872.
Hon. O. R. Morrison's grandfather was at the time of his death United States Government physician for the Cherokee Indians and a candidate for Congress, to which place he would undoubtedly have been elected had he lived, his talents being well recognized and his popularity wide-spread in the district.
Mr. Morrison, subject of this notice, was engaged in merchandising from early manhood (with the exception of a few years in which he followed other pursuits) until 1893; was then elected to the House of Representatives of the Twenty-third Legislature from the Seventy sixth district, composed of Bosque and Hamilton counties, in 1892, and in 1894, was re-elected to the House of the Twenty-fourth Legislature. In the Twenty-third Legislature he was chairman of the Committee on Comptroller's and Treasurer's offices and a member of the Committees on Finance and Revenue and Taxation: and in the Twenty-fourth Legislature chairman of the Committee on Finance and a member of several other important Committees. As a member of both Legislatures he stood among the foremost of his colleagues and exercised an important influence in shaping and pushing important legislation to enactment.
He was appointed to the responsible position he now holds by Gov. C. A- Culberson on the first day of May, 1895; brings to the discharge of the duties of State Revenue Agent every qualification that could possibly be desired, and will render the State invaluable service in that capacity.
He is a member of the Baptist church, Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities and Democratic party. As a Democrat, he has taken an active interest in politics, attended as a delegate every State convention held since the close of Gov. Roberts' administration, and canvassed his section of the State in the interest of Democratic principles and nominees, doing yeoman service in every campaign.
During the War Between the States he served as a soldier in the Confederate army in the 35th, Texas Cavalry, commanded by Col. A. W. Terrell, and, as such, participated with his command in the campaign incident to Banks' raid up Red river.
Mr. Morrison was united in marriage to Miss Alice A. Solomon in Shelby County, Texas, in 1873, and has six children, Henry O., Bessie A., Edward B., Earl O., Albert C. and Curtis F.
Mr. Morrison lived in Shelby County until in 1883, at which time he moved to Hico, Hamilton County, where he conducted a mercantile establishment until 1893. His home is still at Hico. (Source: Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, E. H. Loughery, McLeod & Jackson, 1897
MORRISON, O. R.
State Revenue Agent
Was born in Shelby County, Texas, August 24th, 1847, and completed his education at the Gilmer College, at Gilmer, Texas, a famous educational institution of the time.
His parents were John C. and Eliza (Roberts) Morrison. His father was a native of Tennessee, moved to Arkansas and was married at Van Buren in that state, to Miss Eliza Roberts, daughter of Jesse Roberts, of Texas; moved to Shelby County, Texas, in 1846 with his family, and there engaged in farming near the town of Timpson, where he still lives. Mrs. Eliza Morrison died at the family home near Timpson in 1872.
Hon. O. R. Morrison's grandfather was at the time of his death United States Government physician for the Cherokee Indians and a candidate for Congress, to which place he would undoubtedly have been elected had he lived, his talents being well recognized and his popularity wide-spread in the district.
Mr. Morrison, subject of this notice, was engaged in merchandising from early manhood (with the exception of a few years in which he followed other pursuits) until 1893; was then elected to the House of Representatives of the Twenty-third Legislature from the Seventy sixth district, composed of Bosque and Hamilton counties, in 1892, and in 1894, was re-elected to the House of the Twenty-fourth Legislature. In the Twenty-third Legislature he was chairman of the Committee on Comptroller's and Treasurer's offices and a member of the Committees on Finance and Revenue and Taxation: and in the Twenty-fourth Legislature chairman of the Committee on Finance and a member of several other important Committees. As a member of both Legislatures he stood among the foremost of his colleagues and exercised an important influence in shaping and pushing important legislation to enactment.
He was appointed to the responsible position he now holds by Gov. C. A- Culberson on the first day of May, 1895; brings to the discharge of the duties of State Revenue Agent every qualification that could possibly be desired, and will render the State invaluable service in that capacity.
He is a member of the Baptist church, Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities and Democratic party. As a Democrat, he has taken an active interest in politics, attended as a delegate every State convention held since the close of Gov. Roberts' administration, and canvassed his section of the State in the interest of Democratic principles and nominees, doing yeoman service in every campaign.
During the War Between the States he served as a soldier in the Confederate army in the 35th, Texas Cavalry, commanded by Col. A. W. Terrell, and, as such, participated with his command in the campaign incident to Banks' raid up Red river.
Mr. Morrison was united in marriage to Miss Alice A. Solomon in Shelby County, Texas, in 1873, and has six children, Henry O., Bessie A., Edward B., Earl O., Albert C. and Curtis F.
Mr. Morrison lived in Shelby County until in 1883, at which time he moved to Hico, Hamilton County, where he conducted a mercantile establishment until 1893. His home is still at Hico. (Source: Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, E. H. Loughery, McLeod & Jackson, 1897

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