William James MORRIS was born about 1849 in Missouri, the son of John Morrow MORRIS and Lucinda MAYES / MAZE. About 1871 William married a lady named Angela or Angeline - the Marriage Record has not been found. 1880 Kansas census: William is a Kansas Prison Guard, wife "Angela" is age 26, born in Missouri, three children. 1900 Kansas census: William is a Police Sergeant, wife "Angeline" is age 52, born April 1848 in Missouri, married 29 years Four children were born to William James MORRIS and wife "Angela" (in 1880 Kansas census); and "Angeline" (in 1900 Kansas census): Robert Walter MORRIS, born Sep 1871, Kansas, married 16 Sep 1895, Emma LOWDER, born Jan 1871, Illinois, four children. Maude M. MORRIS, born May 1873, Kansas. Edward N. MORRIS, born Dec 1875, Kansas. Grace Edna MORRIS, born Sep 1890, Kansas, married about 1916, Lora S. TAGUE, born 16 Jan 1889, Kansas, two children.
William James MORRIS died 02 Sep 1902 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas. He was a patrolman with the Kansas City, Kansas Police, and as he came upon the attempted robbery of the safe at the Metropllitan street car barn at 3:30 a.m. he was fatally shot. William's obituary was published in the Tuesday, September 2, 1902 edition of the The Kansas City Star.
There is a good possibility that William's wife "Angela" or "Angeline" is Angeline DENNING, born April 1848 in Missouri. William James MORRIS' sister Louisa MORRIS married 04 Aug 1864 William Franklin DENNING, brother of Angeline DENNING.
No record has been found for Angeline after her listing (Angeline DENNING, age 01, born Missouri) in the 1850 Jackson Co., Missouri census of her parents and siblings. After Angeline's father died her mother married third, in 1853, Gottlieb BOKAMPER. Angeline's three sisters, Isabella, 18, Mary, 14, and Priscilla, 12, are listed with the 1860 Jackson Co., Missouri census of the BOKAMPER family. Angeline would be about 11 years old in 1860 - but Angeline is nowhere to be found.
Any assistance appreciated in proving that Angeline DENNING married Abt. 1871, William James MORRIS; or locating any records for Angeline DENNING or Angeline MORRIS after 1850.