Asa S. Morrison, who is successfully engaged in the lumber business at Albion, is a native of Erie County. He
was born on a farm in Conneaut Township, Aug. 22, 1883, and is the son of George and Sally (Hewitt) Morrison.
George Morrison, for many years a well known resident of Erie County, was born in Conneaut Township. He now lives
in Kingsville Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, where with his two sons, he is engaged in general farming. They
are owners of 350 acres of well improved land. Sally Hewitt Morrison, also a native of Conneaut Township, Erie
County, died Dec. 16, 1913, and is buried in Albion cemetery. There were four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Morrison:
Mrs. Belle Knapp, lives at Albion; Fred and Lavern, who live with their father; and Asa S., the subject of this
Asa S. Morrison was educated in the schools of Albion and Wellsburg. For several years he engaged in farming with
his father and was later employed by the Bessemer Railroad Company until 1910, when he became interested in the
lumber business. In 1918 Mr. Morrison became part owner and manager of the business which is known as the Aibion
Lumber Company, and which was established by A. W. Sergeant in 1907. The company carries a complete line of building
materials and supplies and has an extensive trade throughout Erie County.
On July 7, 1909, Mr. Morrison was married to Miss Ethel V. Keep, a native of Aibion, and a daughter of Willie O.
and Eliza J. (McArthur) Keep, natives of Erie County. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison have two children: Jack, born in July,
1910, a student at Albion High School; and Belle Louise, born March 11, 1919.
Mrs. Morrison's family is among the honored pioneer families of Erie County. Her father, Willie 0. Keep, was born
on the old homestead in Conneaut Township, Dec. 19, 1866, and on July 21, 1888, was married to Miss Eliza J. McArthur.
Mr. and Mrs. Keep, who reside at Albion, are the parents of the following children: Mrs. Morrison, Pliny M., Cleora
Sally, Andrew M., Milton H., Marshall, and Adella L. The Keep family have lived in Erie County since 1797, Marsena
Keep having come here in that year from Long Meadow, Mass. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and died at Keepville,
the town of which he was the founder, in 1851.
Asa Morrison is identified with the Republican party and belongs to the Masonic lodge and the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows. He is an enterprising citizen and representative of the successful type of business men of the
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Erie County Pennsylvania Biographies
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