J. H. MORRISON, lumber manufacturer, Marienville, was born in Jefferson county, Penn., August 3, 1851, a son
of Robert and Martha (Brown) Morrison, the latter of whom, a native of Ireland, came to America when six years
of age with her parents, who settled in Clarion county, Penn. The father of our subject was a lumberman by occupation.
On August 27, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was killed at
the battle of the Wilderness in 1864. His widow afterward married Patterson Leech, and they now reside in Jefferson
county. There were six children in the family: J. H., W. A. (in Jefferson county), R. M. (in Marienyule). S. S.
G. (in Montana), J. A. (in Iowa) and Lina E. (Mrs. Cecil Gross, in Marienville). J. H. Morrison learned the carpenter's
trade, which he followed for some years. In 1884 he came to Marienville, and has since been engaged in manufacturing
lumber, having mills in Jenks township with a capacity of 14,000 feet daily. He married, in 1876, Miss Elizabeth,
daughter of James R. Thompson, of Jefferson county, and they have six children: Margaret Elnora, Martha Elsie,
Robert Irwin, James Blame, George Loraine and an infant. In politics Mr. Morrison is a Republican, and is a member
of the school board.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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