Dr. William Seymour Morris has been a member of the medical fraternity of Utica for a little more than two years,
but the period has been of sufficient length for him to demonstrate his ability both as a physician and surgeon.
Dr. Morris was born in West Frankfort, Herkimer county. New York, on the 5th of September, 1872, being a son of
Seymour C. and Maria Jane (Morgan) Morris.
The early years of Dr. William Seymour Morris were spent amid the environment of a country home, his elementary
education being acquired in the schools of his native town, following which he entered the Utica Free Academy from
which institution he was graduated in 1893. He subsequently matriculated in the medical department of the University
of the City of New York, being awarded the degree of doctor of medicine with the class of 1896. Immediately after
receiving his diploma he returned to Utica and, entered St. Elizabeth's Hospital where he served as interne for
three years. At the expiration of that period he opened an office in Deerfield where he engaged in general practice
for nine years. In April, 1909, Dr. Morris came to Utica and established an office and during the brief period
of his residence here has succeeded in building up a very fair practice.
On the 26th of September, 1900, Dr. Morris was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Roemer, a daughter of Frederick
and Christina Roemer, their union being solemnized in this city, where Mr. and Mrs. Roemer reside. To Dr. and Mrs.
Morris has been born one child, Seymour Frederick; the family residence is located at No. 35 Hobart street.
Dr. Morris is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, being identified
with Utica Lodge, No. 33, B. P. O. E. He keeps in touch with the members of his profession through the medium of
his membership in the Oneida County Medical Society, New York, State Medical Association and Utica Medical Library
Association; he was president of the latter organization for one year. Dr. Morris is well adapted to the profession
he has elected to follow and is highly thought of among those who have employed his services.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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