Saturday, August 28, 2010

William Morrison Obituary ~ Died 20 August 1889

MORRISON, WILLIAM (son of George Charles Morrison and Mary Ann Bruce of Aberdeen, Scotland). Born Sept. 7, 1820, at Inverury, Aberdeen, Scotland. Came to Utah 1856, Knud Peterson company. Married Margaret Forquhar Cruikshank Dec. 22, 1843, Aberdeen, Scotland (daughter of William Cruikshank and Mary Forquhar of Aberdeen, Scotland), who was born June 5, 1823. Their children: Anthony Bruce b. Oct. 30, 1844, d. 1848; Andrew, Mary Margaret, Mary Isabella and Sarah, all died in childhood; William b. Dec. 9, 1856, m. Emma Sorenson; Mina b. March 13, 1859, m. Henry Erickson; Tina b. Feb. 15, 1863, m. Ferdinand Erickson. Family resided Aberdeen, Scotland, and Utah. Married Caroline Christina Iverson, Ephraim, Utah (daughter of Jeppe Iverson an Anna Christina Jensen of Jutland, Denmark, pioneers 1856, Knud Peterson company). She was born Dec. 15, 1842. Their children: James Bruce, m. Caroline Amanda Foutz; Amanda Puella, m. John A. Hellstrom; Alexander, M. Cecelia Seare; Annie Christina, m. John W. Orrock; George Charles, m. Mary Avery; Walter William, m. Christina Sellers; William, died; LaFayette, m. Cora Snow; Lula, m. Lorenzo Barr. Family resided Mt. Pleasant and Richfield, Utah. Married Martha Maria Hansen Sept. 21, 1861, at Mt. Pleasant, Utah (daughter of Niels Hansen, died in Denmark, and Mette Maria Hansen of Denmark, pioneer 1860, handcart company). She was born Nov. 21, 1846, and came to Utah with mother. Their children: Martha b. April 20, 1863, m. Joseph S. Horne; Hannah, d. child; Charles Henry, m. Isabella Dunn; Robert Bruce, m. Lillie Seare; Mary Ann Bruce, m. Christopher D. Swan, m. Jeff Drake; Mary Margaret, d. infant; Cosmelia Jamima, d. infant; Henrietta Angelina, m. Chester A. Altsire; William Arthur, m. Ester Elgreen; Isabella, m. O. A. Cushing. Family resided Mt. Pleasant and Richfield, Utah. President Woolwich conference of England. Settled at Richfield 1864. Sevier stake clerk; president high priests quorum; patriarch. Probate judge of Sevier county; representative Utah territorial legislature; clerk of Sevier county. Veteran Indian war; member Utah militia. Ship builder; farmer. Died Aug. 7, 1889, Clear Creek, Utah.

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