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Orin Leamon Morrison (1876 - 1933)

Orin Leamon Morrison
Born in Ridott, Stephenson, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Mar 1900 (to 30 Jul 1933) in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United Statesmap
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Orin Morrison has French origins.
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Orin Morrison has English ancestors.
Orin was the Sheriff of Aurora County, South Dakota.
Orin engaged in farming in South Dakota.

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Biography

Early Life

Orin Leamon Morrison was born on 7 September 1876 in Ridott, Stephenson, Illinois to Québécois immigrant William Henry Morrison (né Guillaume-Henri Morisseau) and Jane Selina Webster, an Anglo-American. He was the oldest of twelve children.

He was possibly brought up in the Presbyterian religion, and had a grammar school education. The family moved to Iowa shortly after his birth, where his father supported the family by working as a farmer.

Orin married Iva Reed Furman (daughter of Edward Furman and Emma Reed) on 1 March 1900 in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa. They had their first child in nearby Afton Township before moving permanently to Plankinton, Aurora, South Dakota in 1902, where they had ten more children.

Later Life

Orin worked as a farmer within the vicinity of Plankinton before becoming a City Marshal around 1906. He worked as a marshal for a couple years, and was ultimately elected Sheriff of Aurora County in 1908. He served in this regard until 1910 or 1911.

He returned to civilian life after he was finished with his public service as Sheriff, and worked as a farmer and general laborer around Plankinton. For a period of time around 1917/1918, he was employed as an auto machinist at the garage owned and managed by Frank Bohe in the City of Plankinton.

Prison

Orin was arrested on 15 August 1931 (most likely) at his home in Hopper Township and charged with second degree rape, a felony. He was held at the Aurora County Jail on $4,000 bail. He plead guilty to the charge. He was sentenced on 14 September 1931 to five years in prison, to be served at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. He began his sentence there three days later, and would remain there for the rest of his life.

Death

Orin passed away in prison on the morning of 30 July 1933 after suffering from heart disease and other conditions and was buried six days later, probably in Stickney in Aurora County.

Obituary

Orin Marrison, 58, died at the state penitentiary on Sunday following a short illness. He was from Plankinton. He is survived by his father and mother and three brothers and three sisters. Burial will probably be made at Stickney. The body is at the Miller Funeral home awaiting word from relatives.

Note: Orin's wife, children, and grandchildren were not mentioned in this obituary.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch, Orin Morrison in household of William Morrison, Butler, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district ED 108, sheet 205D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,330.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, Orin Morrison, Afton Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 10A, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,423.
  • "South Dakota State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch, Orrin Morrison, South Dakota, United States; citing State Historical Society, Pierre; FHL microfilm 2,281,794.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch, Orrin L Morrison, Plankinton, Aurora, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 6A, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1476; FHL microfilm 1,375,489.
  • "South Dakota State Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch, O L Morrison; citing State Historical Society, Pierre; FHL microfilm 2,283,686.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch, Orin L Morrison, Aurora, South Dakota, United States; citing ED 8, sheet 10A, line 18, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1714; FHL microfilm 1,821,714.
  • "South Dakota State Census, 1925," database with images, FamilySearch, Oren L Morrison; citing 485, State Historical Society, Pierre; FHL microfilm 2,368,911.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch, Arin L Morrison, Hopper, Aurora, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 11, sheet 1B, line 60, family 14, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2217; FHL microfilm 2,341,951.
  • "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch, Orrin Leamon Morrison and Iva Reed Turman, 01 Mar 1900, Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States; citing reference p 118, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,035,292.
  • Marriage of Orin Leamon Morrison and Iva Reed Furman in the Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1945. Ancestry.com, Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922; Record Type: Marriage; Date: 1 March 1900.
  • Orin L. Morrison in U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959 [database on-line]. Ancestry.com, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census. Official Register of the United States, Containing a List of the Officers and Employees in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service. Digitized books (77 volumes). Oregon State Library, Salem, Oregon. 1906-1907.
  • "Buys A Bloodhound: City Marshal of Plankinton Would Hunt Down Escaped Reform School Students." Newspapers.com, The Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 1 January 1908, pg. 6.
  • "Sheriff Looks for Boys: Three Make Daring Escape From Training School." Newspapers.com, The Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA), 5 February 1909, pg. 12.
  • "IN TOWN AND COUNTRY," third column, seventh paragraph. Newspapers.com, The Mitchell Capital (Mitchell, SD), 25 March 1909, pg. 11.
  • "Row in Plankinton Ball Game." Newspapers.com, The Mitchell Capital (Mitchell, SD), 15 July 1909, pg. 14.
  • "Exiled Wife-Beater Returns; Sheriff Gets Him." Newspapers.com, The Citizen Republic (Scotland, SD), 19 August 1909, pg. 2.
  • "Aurora," O.L Morrison wins election for Aurora County Sheriff. Newspapers.com, The Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA), 10 June 1910, pg. 2.
  • "Didn't Throw Her Out." Newspapers.com, The Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 19 December 1910, pg. 2.
  • "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch, Orin Lemon Morrison, 1917-1918.
  • Orin Morrison in the court records of Aurora County Circuit Court, Plankinton, South Dakota, 1931, case no. 2550.
  • "City Briefs," third paragraph. Newspapers.com, The Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 17 September 1931, pg. 18.
  • Orin L Morrison in entry for Iva R Morrison in the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com, Fairport, New York, City Directory, 1940.
  • Orin Morrison in South Dakota, U.S., Death Index, 1879-1955. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Department of Health. Pierre, SD, USA: South Dakota Department of Health. Date: 30 July 1933.
  • "DEATHS - ORIN MARRISON," Newspapers.com: The Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 31 July 1933, pg. 12.




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