Muriel Alice Eleanor Morris

b. 25 January 1907, d. 27 April 1977
FatherCharles Morris b. 12 Apr 1879, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherLucy Eleanor Diplock b. 27 Jun 1878, d. 3 Aug 1968
     Muriel Alice Eleanor Morris was born on 25 January 1907 at San Francisco, California, United States. She was the daughter of Charles Morris and Lucy Eleanor Diplock.
Muriel Alice Eleanor Morris married Nathan Dudley Maddox circa 1935 at United States.
Muriel Alice Eleanor Morris died on 27 April 1977 at Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at age 70.

Family

Nathan Dudley Maddox b. 1903, d. 26 Jul 1974
Marriage*
Muriel Alice Eleanor Morris married Nathan Dudley Maddox circa 1935 at United States
Children

Nelson Morris

b. 9 April 1828, d. 1896
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Nelson Morris was born in 1828 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Nelson Morris was baptized on 9 April 1828 at Framfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
On 30 March 1851 Nelson Morris lived at 4 Mary Vale, Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Nelson Morris was a lath render, and he is noted as being deaf on 30 March 1851.
Nelson Morris married Eliza Pelling in 1856 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, surname spelt MORRISS.1
On 7 April 1861 Nelson Morris and Eliza Pelling lived at 4 Mary Vale, Tonbridge, Kent, England.
On 2 April 1871 Nelson Morris and Eliza Pelling lived at Albert St, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
On 3 April 1881 Nelson Morris and Eliza Pelling lived at 26 Rochdale Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
On 5 April 1891 Nelson Morris and Eliza Pelling lived at 39 Rochdale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, with son Charles.
Nelson Morris was a lath render on 5 April 1891.
Nelson Morris died in 1896 at Maidstone, Kent, England. Age 67 years.2

Family

Eliza Pelling b. c 1835, d. 1912
Marriage*
Nelson Morris married Eliza Pelling in 1856 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, surname spelt MORRISS.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1856, Tonbridge, Vol 2a Page 645."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1896, Maidstone, Vol 2a Page 398, 67 years."

Nelson Morris

b. 1850, d. 1 January 1926
FatherGeorge Morris b. 12 Jul 1807
MotherHannah Bishop b. c 1814, d. 1859
     Nelson Morris was born in 1850 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of George Morris and Hannah Bishop.
Nelson Morris married Emily Fuller in 1884 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
On 31 March 1901 Nelson Morris and Emily Fuller lived at 16 Susans Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Nelson Morris was a milk carrier, deaf on 31 March 1901.
On 2 April 1911 Nelson Morris lived at 16 Susans Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a widower.
Nelson Morris was a dairyman on 2 April 1911.
Nelson Morris died on 1 January 1926 at 17 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Age 75 years.2
His estate was probated on 12 February 1926 at London, England, Probate to Edwin Walder, merchant. Effects 1466 pounds 8s 9d.3

Family

Emily Fuller b. c 1858
Marriage*
Nelson Morris married Emily Fuller in 1884 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1884, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 109."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1926, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 94, 75 years."
  3. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Nelson C Morris

b. circa 1886
FatherNelson Morris b. 1850, d. 1 Jan 1926
MotherEmily Fuller b. c 1858
     Nelson C Morris was born circa 1886 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of Nelson Morris and Emily Fuller.

Norman Leroy Morris

b. August 1919, d. 25 February 1984
FatherAlfred Morris b. 2 Jun 1882, d. 8 Nov 1939
MotherLydia Jane Crowhurst b. 22 Jan 1883, d. 16 Oct 1956
     Norman Leroy Morris was born in August 1919 at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was the son of Alfred Morris and Lydia Jane Crowhurst.
Norman Leroy Morris was also known as Roy.
Norman Leroy Morris married Olga Zuk circa 1945.
Norman Leroy Morris died on 25 February 1984 at Delta, British Columbia, Canada, at age 64.

Family

Olga Zuk b. 14 Jul 1921, d. 19 Mar 2010
Marriage*
Norman Leroy Morris married Olga Zuk circa 1945. 

Olive Louisa Morris

b. circa 1891, d. 1913
FatherAmos Morris b. 1854, d. 1908
MotherLouisa Cottingham b. c 1861, d. 26 Aug 1935
     Olive Louisa Morris was born circa 1891 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Amos Morris and Louisa Cottingham.
Olive Louisa Morris died in 1913 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. Jul-Sep 1913, Uckfield RD, Vol 2b Page 134, age 23 years.

Olive Maria Morris

b. 25 June 1886, d. 1959
MotherLucy Martha Morris b. 31 Mar 1868, d. 1954
     Olive Maria Morris was born on 25 June 1886 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1
There is no father registered on Olive's birth certificate. She was the daughter of Lucy Martha Morris.
Olive Maria Morris was baptized on 29 August 1886 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Olive Maria Morris married Percy Francis Trill, son of Thomas Trill and Charlotte Luck, in 1906 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
Olive Maria Morris died in 1959 at Chelsea, London, England. Age 73 years.3

Family

Percy Francis Trill b. 1885, d. 1954
Marriage*
Olive Maria Morris married Percy Francis Trill, son of Thomas Trill and Charlotte Luck, in 1906 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1886, Uckfield RD, Vol 2b Page 135."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1906, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 283."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1954, Chelsea, Vol 5c Page 296."

Richard Morris

b. 3 June 1787
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1751, d. 1827
MotherHannah Turner b. c 1744/45, d. 1815
     Richard Morris was born in 1787 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Richard Morris was baptized on 3 June 1787 at Framfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Morris and Hannah Turner.

Richard Morris

b. 22 December 1816
FatherJohn Morris b. 10 May 1783
MotherJemima Stevens b. c 1790
     Richard Morris was baptized on 22 December 1816 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Morris and Jemima Stevens.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Richard Morris

d. 1774
     Richard Morris married Susannah Winn on 26 April 1733 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1
Richard Morris died in 1774 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Richard Morris was buried on 18 November 1774 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.2

Family

Susannah Winn d. 1785
Marriage*
Richard Morris married Susannah Winn on 26 April 1733 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Richard Morris

b. 1 November 1737
FatherRichard Morris d. 1774
MotherSusannah Winn d. 1785
     Richard Morris was baptized on 1 November 1737 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Morris and Susannah Winn.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Rose Ellen Morris

b. 1865, d. 1930
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Rose Ellen Morris was born in 1865 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Rose Ellen Morris was baptized on 2 April 1865 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2
Rose Ellen Morris married Deamas Haffenden in 1883 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.3
On 5 April 1891 Rose Ellen Morris and Deamas Haffenden lived at Plashet Cottage, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
On 31 March 1901 Rose Ellen Morris and Deamas Haffenden lived at Iford, Sussex, England.4
On 2 April 1911 Rose Ellen Morris and Deamas Haffenden lived at Common Lane Cottages near Berwick Station, Alciston, Sussex, England.5
Rose Ellen Morris died in 1930 at Newhaven, Sussex, England.6

Family

Deamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
Marriage*
Rose Ellen Morris married Deamas Haffenden in 1883 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1865, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 99."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1883, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 239."
  4. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 919 folio 41 page 12."
  5. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4856 RG78PN209 RD71 SD3 ED6 SN43."
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1930, Newhaven, Vol 2b Page 264, age 65 years."

Ruth Morris

b. 9 February 1862, d. 1945
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Ruth Morris was born on 9 February 1862 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Ruth Morris was baptized on 6 April 1862 at Framfield, Sussex, England.3
Ruth Morris married Henry Albert West, son of Henry West and Alice Seamer, in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.4
Sisters Ruth Morris, Mary Morris and Fanny Morris married brothers Henry Albert West, Gilbert West and Trayton West.
On 5 April 1891 Ruth Morris and Henry Albert West lived at Mopbeggars Cottage, Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Ruth Morris died in 1945 at Worthing, Sussex, England.5

Family

Henry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924
Marriage*
Ruth Morris married Henry Albert West, son of Henry West and Alice Seamer, in 1880 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1862, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 95."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2563A/003/11."
  3. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1880, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 149."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Dec 1945, Worthing, Vol 2b Page 504, age 83 years."

Sarah Morris

b. 8 August 1803
FatherJoseph Morris b. 3 Jun 1781, d. Apr 1855
MotherSarah Breach b. c 1782, d. 7 Jan 1854
     Sarah Morris was born in 1803 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 8 August 1803 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Breach.
Note that a William Morris was baptised in Framfield on 23.2.1823, natural son of Sarah, spinster. It is possible he was buried at Framfield on 8.8.1841 aged 20 according to the register.

Sarah Morris

b. 10 June 1756
FatherJoseph Morris b. c 1717, d. 1795
MotherSarah Weller b. 1720, d. 1789
     Sarah Morris was born on 10 June 1756 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Morris and Sarah Weller.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 29 June 1756 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, Sussex, England, father's occupation is butcher.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Morris

b. 3 March 1780, d. 1782
FatherJohn Morris b. 14 May 1745
MotherMary Boys
     Sarah Morris was born on 3 March 1780 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Morris and Mary Boys.
Sarah Morris was baptized on 29 March 1780 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, Sussex, England.1
Sarah Morris died in 1782 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2
Sarah Morris was buried on 4 April 1782 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England, age 2 years.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Morris

b. 9 December 1744
FatherRichard Morris d. 1774
MotherSusannah Winn d. 1785
     Sarah Morris was baptized on 9 December 1744 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Morris and Susannah Winn.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Silas Morris

b. 9 January 1849, d. 11 April 1912
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Silas Morris was born on 9 January 1849 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Silas Morris was baptized on 11 February 1849 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
Silas is recorded in the 1861 Census aged 12 years, living with his parents in Framfield, and working as an agricultural labourer.
Silas Morris married Martha Jeffery, daughter of William Jeffery and Harriet Langridge, on 12 June 1869 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.3
In 1871 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, with Martha's parents.4
Silas Morris was a farm labourer on 27 August 1874.5
Silas Morris was an agricultural labourer in 1881.6
On 3 April 1881 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at Alchornes Cottages, New Town, Uckfield, Sussex, England.6
They are recorded as living at Alchorne's cottages from 1881 to 1893 and are listed there in Brooker's Directory for Uckfield in 1892. The New Town area was previously called Uckfield Hill and is on the south side of the railway which came to Uckfield in 1858. Alchorne's cottages were connected to a property in this area called Harlands Farm which records show was being farmed by John Alchorne in 1856,69,88. His nephew Louis Eade was farming the property in 1892. Alchorne's cottages were on Newtown Road and the 1899, 25 inch to the mile map shows a footpath connecting the cottages to the farm. Unfortunately the 1910 25" map indicates that the cottages had been demolished when New Place Road was built. The cottages were exactly where New Place Road enters Newtown Road.
On 5 April 1891 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at New Town, Uckfield, Sussex, England.7
Silas Morris witnessed the marriage of William Barber and Ada Morris on 9 November 1895 at Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.8
By 1898 Silas and Martha were living in the Almshouses in Uckfield. These were charitable dwellings for the poor, often associated with the elderly. A postcard, date unknown, is addressed to Mrs S. Morris, Cedars Cottage, London Rd, Uckfield. They were still living in Uckfield in 1903.
Silas Morris was gardener on 25 December 1899.
Silas Morris witnessed the marriage of Kathleen Martha Morris and Frank Sewell Ford on 25 December 1899 at Brixton St Matthew, Lambeth, London, England; William Pocock Garret Ford is a witness.9
Silas Morris was a domestic gardener in 1901.
In 1901 Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery lived at The Cedars, London Rd, Uckfield, Sussex, England.10
On 2 April 1911 Silas Morris lived at 1 Alexandra Rd, Uckfield, Sussex, England.11
According to research so far, Silas and Martha had three daughters and four sons. Two of them (Silas and Martha) emmigrated to the USA. However, according to the 1911 census, they had eight children and that two had died. A possibility for the eighth child is Maria Edith Morris born 1883 and died 1884 in Uckfield.12,13,11
In April 1912 Silas Morris lived at 20 Framfield Rd, Uckfield, Sussex, England.14
Silas Morris was a gardener journeyman in April 1912.
Silas Morris died on 11 April 1912 at Throat & Ear Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 63. He died of enlarged cervical glands (probably malignant) 3 months, marasmus, cardiac failure.14

Family

Martha Jeffery b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 23 Jan 1922
Marriage*
Silas Morris married Martha Jeffery, daughter of William Jeffery and Harriet Langridge, on 12 June 1869 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S203] Birth certificate of Silas Morris, born 9 Jan 1849, registered 25 Jan 1849 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 569).
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S55] Marriage certificate of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery, married 12 Jun 1869 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 171).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1053; Folio: 72; Page: 10; GSU roll: 827486."
  5. [S209] Birth certificate of Ada Morris, born 27 Aug 1874, registered 7 Oct 1874 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 119).
  6. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1053; Folio: 40; Page: 11; GSU roll: 1341249."
  7. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 785; Folio: 46; Page: 29; GSU roll: 6095895."
  8. [S51] Marriage certificate of William Barber and Ada Morris, married 9 Nov 1895 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 508).
  9. [S281] Marriage certificate of Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris, married 25 Dec 1899 in the Registration District of Lambeth, Surrey, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1d Page 629).
  10. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 900; Folio: 23; Page: 1."
  11. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4953 RG78PN216 RD74 SD3 ED2 SN147."
  12. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1884, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 73, age 1 year."
  13. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1883, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 133."
  14. [S64] Death certificate of Silas Morris, died 11 Apr 1912, registered 12 Apr 1912 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 272).

Silas Morris

b. 4 July 1884, d. April 1965
FatherSilas Morris b. 9 Jan 1849, d. 11 Apr 1912
MotherMartha Jeffery b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 23 Jan 1922
Silas Morris who emmigrated to the USA in 1911
     Silas Morris was born on 4 July 1884 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery.
Silas Morris was an apprentice harness maker on 31 March 1901.
On 2 April 1911 Silas Morris lived at 11 John's Terrace, Cross Roads, Croydon, Surrey, England, lodging with William Hide, his wife Annie and two children.2
Silas Morris was a harness maker on 2 April 1911.2
Silas Morris emigrated on 6 May 1911 to New York, United States, travelling by himself on the ship "Campania" which departed Liverpool for New York. His arrival record at Ellis Island gives his age as 26 years and his marital status as single.
Silas Morris married Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph, daughter of Walter Ralph and Louisa Jane Bentley, circa 1914 at United States.
Silas Morris was a travelling salesman for the Gould Storage Battery Co, 604 Kew Building, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. circa 1918.
Circa 1918 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 80 Hazelwood Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States, according to a WWI draft registration card.
Silas Morris was a battery man working for the Edison Illuminating Co. circa 1918.
Circa 1918 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 283 W Euclid Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States, according to another WW1 draft registration card.
In the 1920 census, Silas and Lillian were lodging in San Franscisco, California at 235 O'Farrell St, San Franscisco Assembly District 33. Silas is a salesman (of safes). The census in this area has pages of lodgers, so it could be an area of temporary accommodation.3
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 2 June 1923 arriving back in Plymouth, England on the ship "Manchuria" having departed from New York. He was aged 39 years and Lillian 36 years. His occupation was salesman. Their residence while in the UK was 46 Hubert Grove, Stockwell, London.
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 14 August 1923 departing Southampton on the ship "Aquitania". His occupation was given as salesman. The destination port was New York. The Ellis Isalnd arrival record gives his last place of residence as Pittsburg, USA.
For the 1930 census, Silas and Lillian were living at 6204 Broad St, Pittsburg, USA. They were renting and paying $50 per month. Silas states he was married at the age of 29 and Lillian 25. His occupation is a salesman at a clothing store and he appears to be currently unemployed.4
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 11 August 1933 arriving in Southampton on the ship "Berengaria" having departed from New York. Their proposed address in the UK was 14 Dorset Rd in Lewes, Sussex which was the address of some of his Morris family relatives. Silas was 49 years old and Lillian 47 years. His occupation was salesman.
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 20 September 1933 departing Southampton for New York on the ship "Olympic".
Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph were found on a passenger list on 6 August 1934 arriving in Liverpool on the ship "Britannic" which had departed from New York. Their proposed residence in the UK was 42 Links Rd, West Wickham, Kent. Silas' occupation is salesman.
Silas Morris was found on a passenger list on 21 May 1935 arriving New York on the SS Majestic.5
Silas Morris was a sales agent for various companies in 1940.6
In 1940 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 201 South Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, The census indicated that they were living at the same address in 1935.6
On 27 April 1942 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 5909 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.7
This is the address given in a booklet dated 1945 46 which lists Silas as being the Watchman of the Shepherds in the Supreme King's Guard of the Damascus Shrine No 1 of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. His title was Watchman of the Shepherds of Damascus Shrine and Supreme Kings Guard. Also mentioned in the booklet was Lillian Morris, his wife.
The White Shrine of Jerusalem was founded as a Christian auxiliary to freemasons in the United States. There were 69,000 members in 1995. It appears this order is not active outside the U.S.
The White Shrine of Jerusalem is yet another variety of Christianized Adoptive Masonry — that is, Freemasonry for women. It is perhaps more congenial to evangelically minded Protestant women than the Order of the Eastern Star, though, until 1953, members of the White Shrine of Jerusalem were required to be members of the Eastern Star.
The original White Shrine of Jerusalem was founded by Charles D. Magee in Chicago on October 23, 1894, but three years later he founded a rival organization of the same name in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The two Supreme Shrines managed to reconcile their differences by 1909, and in that year they were united in Chicago. Membership is open to Master Masons as well as their wives, mothers, daughters, widows, and sisters. Members are known as Sojourners; the head of the organization is the Supreme Worthy High Priestess. (http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/frame_en.html.)

In 1945 Silas Morris and Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 6204 Broad St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
There is a record of Silas Morris on a Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew List for 1947, which states that Silas is a widower, occupation sales agent. It gives his birth date as 4 July 1884 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. His alien registration number is: 4065220. His height is 5ft 9 inches and he weighs 144 lbs. His address is still 6204 Broad St, Pittsburgh. The card has his signature and fingerprint.5
Silas Morris died in April 1965 at Pennsylvania, United States, at age 80. Silas was found in the US Social Security Deaths Index: Silas Morris: Birth Date 4/7/1884, Death Date Apr 1965, Social Security No 209-01-5491, State of Issuance of Soc. Security No: Pennsylvania. Although birth place was not given, the birth date is an exact match.
It appears that Silas and Lillian did not have any children. None have been found to date.

Family

Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph b. 7 Jan 1887, d. 27 Mar 1947
Marriage*
Silas Morris married Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph, daughter of Walter Ralph and Louisa Jane Bentley, circa 1914 at United States

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1884, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 123."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN3296 RG78PN125 RD39 SD2 ED15 SN125."
  3. [S174] 1920 Census for USA "Year: 1920;Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_140; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 264; Image: 582."
  4. [S173] 1930 Census for USA "Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1975; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 179; Image: 763.0."
  5. [S175] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957.
  6. [S285] 1940 Census for USA "Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3656; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 69-168."
  7. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II draft cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Pennsylvania; State Headquarters: Pennsylvania; Microfilm Series: M1951; Microfilm Roll: 222."

Spencer Eugene John Morris

b. 1 November 1910, d. 27 August 1992
FatherCharles Morris b. 12 Apr 1879, d. 11 Jan 1951
MotherLucy Eleanor Diplock b. 27 Jun 1878, d. 3 Aug 1968
     Spencer Eugene John Morris was born on 1 November 1910 at Crockett, Contra Costa, California, United States. He was the son of Charles Morris and Lucy Eleanor Diplock.
Spencer Eugene John Morris married Marie Yancey, daughter of Thomas Elgin Yancey and Eleanor Ann Bringhurst, on 1 November 1939 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Spencer Eugene John Morris died on 27 August 1992 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, at age 81.

Family

Marie Yancey b. 12 Oct 1915, d. 10 Sep 2005
Marriage*
Spencer Eugene John Morris married Marie Yancey, daughter of Thomas Elgin Yancey and Eleanor Ann Bringhurst, on 1 November 1939 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States