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Morrison, James Horatio
BORN: 25 Dec 1852 DIED: 21 May 1931 BURIED: 23 May 1931 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Adel, Dallas Co, Iowa
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co, Oregon
1860 IA CENSUS - James H. Morrison (7y, b Iowa), enumerated with Barney (33y, b Tenn), Jemima (31y, b KY), Ruth A. (12y, b Iowa), Mary M.A. (10y, b Iowa), Sarah J. (4y, b Iowa) & Chesley S. (1y, b Iowa)
MARRIAGE - James H. Morrison & Alice Titus md 6 Jan 1885, Benton Co, Oregon
1900 WA CENSUS - James H. Morrison (b Dec 1852, Iowa, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife of 14 years Alice (b Oct 1865, Oregon, mother of 3 children, 2 living at time of census) and 2 children, Leo (b May 1887, Oregon) & Minnie M. (b May 1897, Oregon)
1910 OR CENSUS - James H. Morrison (57y, b Iowa) enumerated with wife of 25 years Alice (45y, b Oregon, mother of 3 children, 2 living at time of census), daughter Minnie M. (12y, b Washington) and mother-in-law Elizabeth Titus (78y, b Ohio, widowed, mother of 7 children, 3 living at time of census)
1920 OR CENSUS - James H. Morrison (67y, b Iowa) enumerated with wife Alice (55y, b Oregon)
NOTE - James & Alice appear to have been divorced soon after the 1920 census. Alice remarried 18 Apr 1923 in Polk Co to Abel Ora Gephart [Oregon Marriage Index]. She died 14 July 1925 in Salem, Marion Co, Oregon and was buried in Dallas Cemetery [OSBH DC 1925 Marion Co #505]
OSBH DC (1931 Marion co) #389 James H. Morrison, male, bucker in logging camp, widowed; b 25 Dec 1854, Iowa; father Barney Morrison (b Tenn); mother Gennia Stover (b Ky); d 21 May 1931, Salem hosp, of Dallas, age 77y 4m 27d; lived in town 10y; bur Smith; informant C.L. Morrison, Elk City, Ore
Funeral services for James Horatio Morrison, who died Thursday, May 21, at the Deaconess hospital in Salem, where he was a bedfast invalid for 13 years, were held in the Henkle and Thomas funeral home in Dallas Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev K.E. Burke of the Christian church was in charge of the service. Burial was made in the Smith cemetery near Lewisville. Mr Morrison crossed the plains and mountains to Oregon by ox team when a boy 10 years of age, from Dallas county, Iowa, where he was born December 25, 1852. While still a young man he moved to Lincoln county. Some time after his marriage to Alice Titus, January 6, 1865 ast Elk City, he and his family moved to Washington. About 20 years ago they came back to Oregon, living part of the time since in Dallas. He has been a member of the Dallas Christian church for 13 years. Surviving him are two children, Leo Morrison and Mrs Allen Trager of Hoquiam, Wash, one brother, Chester of Elk City, two sisters, Mrs Mark Embree of Lewisville and Mrs I.N. Simpson of Portland, and three grandchildren.
Itemizer Observer, Thursday, May 28, 1931, I:6:2
James H. Morrison
OSBH DC (1931 Marion co) #389 
1860 IA CENSUS (Dallas Co, Adel, FA#852)
Benton Co, Oregon, Marriage Records
1900 WA CENSUS (Pacific Co, Willapa, ED 140, sheet 10B)
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Dallas, ED 140, sheet 7B)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Dallas, ED 382, page 283A)
Itemizer Observer, 28 May 1931, I:6:2
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