Biography of Archie E. Morrison
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Archie E. Morrison, who is widely known as the able sheriff of Franklin County, lives at Malone, where he is also interested in the general insurance business. He was born at Stottville, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1883, the son of William and Mary (Maculae) Morrison.

William Morrison was born in Glasgow, Scotland, May 10, 1843. At the age of 30 years he came to the United States and settled at Springfield, Mass., where he was employed at his former trade as a wool dyer. His wife was also born in Scotland. A few years later he moved to Stottville, N. Y. He died at Castleton, N. Y., in 1917 and is buried at Stockport, N. Y. His wife died in 1904 and is buried at Stockport. Their children were as follows: 1. Mary, the widow of Charles Tanner, lives at Thompson, N. Y. 2. Elizabeth, the widow of Harry Bateman, lives at Greenbush, N. Y. 3. Nellie, married Frederick Heinzer, lives at Castleton-on-the-Hudson, N. Y. 4. Catherine, married John Morris, lives at Los Angeles. 5. Jessie, married Frederick Eitelman, lives at Leeds, N. Y. 6. William, who is identified with the Juliard Woolen Mills, of Stottville, N. Y. 7. Archie E., the subject of this sketch.

Archie E. Morrison grew up at Stottvile, where he received his education in the public schools. He completed his high school work at Hudson, N. Y., in 1901, spent the following year at Albany Business College, and then located in Malone as a stenographer and bookkeeper in the employ of Charles H. Turner, lumber dealer. After four years with that concern he was employed for a period of eight years by the American Hide & Leather Company, as a bookkeeper, and after being promoted to manager of the company, he remained in that capacity for nine years longer. Mr. Morrison then became deputy county clerk of Franklin County, and after five years in that office was elected sheriff in November, 1929. He had served as town clerk of Malone from 1919 until 1924. Since the latter year he has been interested in the insurance business in partnership with W. W. Smith.

On June 20, 1906, Mr. Morrison was united in marriage with Miss Isabel Clark, the daughter of Daniel and Emma (Reddy) Clark, of Malone. Both are deceased and are buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Morrison were born four children. A son died at the age of seven years. Their three daughters are: Mary E., Florence A., and Isabel E., students.

Mr. Morrison is a Republican, a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Elks Lodge, of which he is Past Exalted Ruler. He also holds membership in the Independent Order of Foresters and Chamber of Commerce. His wife is a member of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Morrison and his family live at 21 Washington Street. He also owns a hunting and fishing lodge at Lake Titus.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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