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Ira Alvin Morris (b. Jul 14, 1882, d. May 18, 1907)Ira Alvin Morris (son of David Martin Van Buren Morris and Sarah Elziabeth Folk/Fulk) was born Jul 14, 1882 in RedRiver County, TX., and died May 18, 1907 in Muncie, IN..He married Esther Pearl Scott on Dec 29, 1905.
Notes for Ira Alvin Morris:
Notes: Orita's mother, Nellie(Morris)Kristofferson:
Ira Alvin Morris was about six years old when his parents moved from Texas to
Dayton, Ohio.In 1900 when Ira was eighteen years old, the family was living in
Muncie, Indiana and he was a core maker in a foundry. He later contracted tuberculosis from the foundry work.
He met Esther Pearl Scott in Muncie, Indiana, where she was living with her mother, Harriet Augusta(Larimore)Scott.Harriet had divorced James Rhoades Scott in 1893, in Rushville, Indiana.Pearl and Harriet worked in the Ball Jar factory.After their marriage, Ira's doctor advised them to move to northern Michigan, for his health.They settled in Gerrish Twp.,Roscommon County, where they built a house on a farm on the old Markey Road, southwest of Roscommon.The foundation and other cement work was done by Ora Billman, a local mason(and 2nd husband of Pearl) Their mail was delivered daily by Al Sargent, who drove the stagecoach from Roscommon to Markey, past their house.
In May 1907,Ira made a trip to Muncie, Indiana to see his doctor.He died while in Indiana and was buried in the Beech Grove cemetery, in Muncie.His only child Nellie Irene, was six months old.Pearls mother, Harriet, moved with them to Michigan and operated a boarding house on Vinegar Hill in Roscommon.
My mother, Nellie, remembered going to Rushville, Indiana with her grandmother, to visit the Scott family.When we went there in 1976, she directed me to the old farm house that she had visited when she was four years old.
At some time she also went with her grandmother to visit some of the Morris family. Also when she was about four. She remembered seeing Rebecca Folk, the mother of Sarah Eliz. (Folk) Morris.
More About Ira Alvin Morris:
Burial: Beech Grove Cem.Muncie, Indiana.
More About Ira Alvin Morris and Esther Pearl Scott:
Marriage: Dec 29, 1905
Children of Ira Alvin Morris and Esther Pearl Scott are:
- +Nellie Irene Morris, b. Nov 11, 1906, Roscommon County, Gerrish Township, Michigan, d. Dec 29, 1991, Ingham County, Michigan /bur:Pioneer cem.Roscommon34.