Friday, May 8, 2015

E. E. Morriss Obituary--1929

We came across this item in The Kerrville Times  [note: not Daily Times.  It wasn't a daily then.] for December 19, 1929. We were going to add it to the notes on for him, but he is not listed in the cemetery.

Ed Morriss Dies in San Antonio Monday

E. E. Morriss, 61, for long years a resident of Kerr County and during recent years a ranchman of Edwards County, died of heart attack Monday night in San Antonio.

He had recently disposed of his ranch interests in Edwards County to his brother, A. G. Morriss and was preparing to move to the Big Bend country on the Rio Grande where he and his sons had purchased ranch lands.

He was on a visit to San Antonio in company with his wife and son, E. E. Jr., at the time of his death.  He was stricken in the Lanier Hotel lobby, San Antonio, but rallied and was taken to the home of his brother, Will A. Morriss, where a second attack carried him away almost instantly at 9:30 p.m.

His wife and son, E. E. Jr., and two brothers, Will A. and A. G. Morriss, were at the bedside at the time of his death.  He leaves a wife and eight children, four sons, Ernest, Karl, Hal and Abner Sproul, and four daughters, Annie Mae, Lorene now Mrs. Carpinter of Junction, Margaret Marle and Elizabeth.

Ed. E. Morriss was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Morriss for many years residents of Kerr County.  A. M. Morris, the father, died a few years ago, but the aged mother is still living.  Two brothers, A. G. and Will A. are living; one brother Adam having passed away.  The only sister, Mrs. Owen Anderson, resides in Olney, Texas.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

His body was laid to rest in the Sunset Cemetery on Johnson Creek, located in the community in which Ed grew up and was married.  The Sunset Cemetery is the place of burial of his father, Uncle Ab Morriss and his deceased brother, Adam.

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