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Leon Hiram Morrison (1873 - 1942)

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Leon Hiram (Lee) Morrison
Born in Bradshaw, York, Nebraskamap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Callaway, Custer, Nebraskamap
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This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Date: 2 AUG 1873
Place: Bradshaw, York, Nebraska[1]


Date: 20 FEB 1942
Place: Callaway, Custer, Nebraska[2]

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Note:  !BIRTH: 1880 Census shows his birthplace as Nebraska.
 !MARRIAGE: Married to Sadie L. McMullen on 22 Oct 1899 at Bradshaw, York, Nebraska.
 !DEATH: Death came as a result of a car/train accident at the age of 68. His wife was so distraught at his death, that she died the next fall. I have xerox copy of his newspaper obituary.
 !BURIAL: Buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave.
Lee moved to Bradshaw, York, Nebraska in 1870 with his parents, and this is where he grew to manhood. He was schooled in the Bradshaw school then went to further his education in the field of medicine. However, he did not immediately go into the veterinary business.
He and his brother, George, ran one of the threshing machines his father owned.
Lee was also responsible for caring for the family's racing horses. Lee attended many of the nearby county fairs competing in the harness races, driving one of the trotters hitched to a racing sulky.
In 1902, he moved to Callaway, Custer, Nebraska and went into the hardware and furniture business with his brother, Alfred. This partnership lasted only eight months. The business was sold and Lee entered into a farming partnership with his brother Fred. They moved to a farm east of Callaway, known as the Marsh place. The brothers estabished a herd of purebred Shorthorn cattle and raised Angora goats. Awhile later, the new owner of the hardware business in Callaway persuaded Lee to manage the store for him, so Lee and Fred dissolved their partnership. Lee bought a farm on Spring Creek, northeast of Callaway, and moved his share of the livestock there. He got his nephew, Herbert Lee Morrison (Josiah's son) to rent the farm and care for the livestock. Lee moved his family back to Callaway. In 1910, Lee moved his family back to the farm on Spring Creek. Later he sold this farm and purchased a stock farm in the Sunnyside neighborhood, where he raised a larger herd of purebred cattle. However, the family did not stay there. In 1924 this farm was rented out and Lee went again back to managing a hardware store in Callaway.
All through the years Lee had helped neighbors and friends with veterinary needs. When the hardware store was sold, he devoted his full time to veterinary. In his practice he rendered a very valuable service to the community. He was ever ready to be of service to those in need, whether it was day or night, sunshine or rain, calm or storm. His service as a veterinarian was highly valued by the community and he always greeted his patrons with a smile. February 1942, Lee and his good friend, Billy Jacks, were killed in a car/train accident while returning from a veterinary call in the country.
Lee and Sadie were parents to one son: Harold A. Morrison, three daughters: Edith L. (Whipple), Mabel (Wise), and one daughter who died in infancy.
As a boy, Lee belonged to the Christian church at Bradshaw, Nebraska. In 1904 he became a member of the Masonic Parian Lodge 207 at Callaway and was a faithful member until his death. He was also a charter member of Clara chapter No. 222 of the Eastern Star.
Lee was a member of the Christian church in Bradshaw, Nebraska as a young boy and later became a member of the Callaway Evangelical church.
 !SOURCES: history submitted by his grand-daughter to the "Seven Valleys Regional History" and xerox copies of his obituary.


Place: Rose Hill Cemetery; Callaway, Custer, Nebraska[3]


  • WikiTree profile Morrison-2221 created through the import of Morrison Lineage.ged on Aug 11, 2012 by Lana Archibald. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lana and others.
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  3. Source: #S69 Page: Memorial# 39010005 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE Memorial# 39010005

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