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John Morris

John Morris

Male 1851 - 1920  (69 years)

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  • Name John Morris 
    Born 2 May 1851  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1920  Brandon, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13358  Whitton
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Family Carrie Blanche Whitton,   b. 28 Jan 1874, Rawdon Twp. Hastings Co. Ontario Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1952, Brandon, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1900  Sifton, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nellie Matilda Morris,   b. 27 May 1902, Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992, Vancouver, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     2. Reita Blanche Morris,   b. 6 Sep 1903, Huntington P.o. (Souris)Glenwood Div, Manitoba. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1991, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     3. Ernest Clifford Morris,   b. 18 Oct 1905, Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Reginald Whitton Morris,   b. 25 Jun 1910, Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1943, Regina, Saskatchwan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     5. Elmer James Morris,   b. 29 Mar 1912, Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1996, Vancouver, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F5933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John married Carrie Blanche Whitton on 29 July 1900 in Griswold Manitoba. She came to Manitoba as a young bride with a young daughter by her first marriage, Maude Irene (Pearl) Lowery. Carrie Blanche and John had five children together. John
      was a school trustee for a number of years and the Huntingdon School was actually built on a part of his father's land, that he later acquired after his father's death in 1902. When John's health started to deteriorate in 1919-20 he and Carrie Blanche moved into Brandon so that he could get medical help. He died of stomach cancer in Dec. 1920. He is buried in the Brandon Cemetery as is Carrie Blanche.

      The exact year of his birth is not known as various sources place year of birth anywhere from 1851 to 1856. Records obtained in Manitoba give his date of birth as 23 May 1851. He likely was born in 1851 which coincides with age given in his obituary in 1920 (age 69) and with 1871 census which gives age as 19, making year of birth 1851 since census was taken before his listed day of birth of 23 May. He is listed as 2 years older then his sister Ellen who was born in 1853.