Biography of John Morris
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Morris, John, ex superintendent of the North Burial Ground, is a son of Aaron and Nancy (Hatton) Morris. He is a native of England, born in Lincolnshire, April 13, 1854. Mr. Morris obtained an excellent education in the common schools of his native village and in 1870 came to America, settling in Fall River, where he has since resided. After his arrival he was employed for a short time as a mule spinner at the Chace Mills, being one of their first employees. He was occupied with various responsible duties in the Chace, Sagamore and Narragansett Mills until his election as superintendent of the North Burial Ground in 1893. Mr. Morris held this position and performed the various duties connected with it for five years. and in March, 1898, was made assistant superintendent of the Oak Grove Cemetery. He has made a practical study of floriculture, grading, and landscape gardening and has received much favorable mention for different exhibits. By industry and economy be has acquired a considerable property. He is a member of the order of Foresters and was secretary of Court Narragansett for eight years. He isalso a member of the Knights of Pythias and of Mount Hope Lodge, F. & A. M., and the Chapter. In July, 1876, be married Esther, daughter of Jacob Marsh of Fall River, and they have six children: Phoebe A., Margaret E., Stanley, Ernest M., Frederick and Royal C.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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