Biography of William Morrison
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Morrison, William, was born in Milburn, N. J., April 3, 1857, and was educated there and at Newark, where his parents moved when he was eight years of age. In 1877 the family moved to Brooklyn. February 2, 1881, he married Emma Fuller of Florida, Montgomery county, N. Y., and had three children: Louina, Sarah and William. Soon after his marriage Mr. Morrison came to Lansingburgh and became a manufacturer of brushes, and after some changes began the manufacture of composite goods, brushes and mirrors, and invented a machine for the manufacture of these goods. January 1, 1893, the firm became known as Powers Bros., with William and John Morrison as managers. John married Millicent W. Moore, of New York city, and they have two children; John, Br., and Millicent. William is a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 58, F. & A. M., of Phoenix Chapter No. 133, R. A. M., of Bloss Council No. 14, R. & S. M., of Apollo Commandery No. 15, K. T., and of Oriental Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. John is a member of Tuscan Lodge No. 704, F. & A. M., and of Orient Chapter, R. A. M., of Brooklyn.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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