Biography of Auston J. Morris
Marion County, IA Biographies





Austin J. Morris, who came to Marion county on attaining his majority, has since resided within its borders and is a successful and representative merchant of Bussey, where he conducts a large and well patronized grocery and meat market. His birth occurred in Ohio on: the 17th of September, 1856, his parents being John and Lucinda (Doudle) Morris, who were natives of Ohio and Virginia respectively.' Both passed away in the Buckeye state. They had a family of six children, all of whom still survive.

Austin J. Morris attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and spent the period of his minority under the parental roof. When twenty one years of age he came to Marion county, Iowa, and subsequently took up his abode in Bussey, where he is now conducting a well appointed grocery and meat market, owning a large double store and having one of the best establishments of the kind in the county. An extensive patronage is accorded him that is indeed well deserved, for he studies the wishes of his customers and enjoys an enviable reputation as a courteous, enterprising and reliable merchant. He owns two handsome residences in Bussey and also four hundred and eighty acres of land in Canada.

As a companion and helpmate on the journey of life Mr. Morris chose Mrs. Anna (Hazlett) Martin, a native of Ohio and a daughter of John Hazlett, deceased. Our subject and his wife have two daughters: Mabel B., who gave her hand in marriage to Thomas Flockhart, of Bussey; and Winnie L., the wife of Joseph Phoenix, also of Bussey. By her first husband Mrs. Morris had three children, namely: Barbara, who is the widow of Ed P. Adams; Charles, who is a resident of Monroe county, Iowa; and John, deceased.

Mr. Morris is a republican in his political views but has never sought nor desired office as a reward for his party fealty. He and his family attend the services of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a man of exemplary habits and strict integrity, and all who know him entertain for him the highest regard and esteem.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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