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Ella Earle (Smith) Morrison (1880 - 1955)

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Ella Earle Morrison formerly Smith
Born in West Milford, Harrison, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in East Lansdowne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Feb 2018
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Contents

Biography

Ella was born in 1880 near West Milford in Harrison County, West Virginia, the daughter of Thomas Marion Smith and Amy Minerva Hoff. At age 18 in 1898, she married Floyd Edwin Morrison in Harrison County. They initially lived in Elk Lick, Pennsylvania, but soon settled in the Philadelphia area where Floyd was a traveling salesman and developed some manufacturing business. They had one child together. In their later years, the couple lived in East Lansdowne outside of Philadelphia. Her husband Floyd died there in 1951, and Ella passed away there in 1955. They are buried together in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, PA.

Children:

  1. Faris H, 1901-1982; m. Dora

Floyd Edwin died 11 Jul 1951 in Drexel Hill, PA.

This is a collaborative effort, so please feel free to correct and fill in more information, being sure to cite supporting sources.


Sources


Smith family tree, posted at Geo-met.com; accessed 7 Feb 2018. Name: Ella Earle Smith; Birth: 7 Nov 1880; Death: 1 Aug 1955; Marriage: 1898, Pennsylvania; Spouse: Floyd E. Morrison; Spouse birth: 3 Sep 1873; Spouse death: 11 Jul 1951; Children:

  1. Faris Smith, b. 28 Dec 1901, m. Dora

Birth

Marriage

"West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRDK-X5K : 4 December 2014), Amy M. Smith in entry for Floyd E. Morrison and Ella E. Smith, 24 Jul 1898; citing Harrison, West Virginia, v 9 p 289, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,278. Scan of Marriage license and return. Name: Floyd E. Morrison; Age (Expanded): 24 years; Birth Year (Estimated): 1874; Birthplace: Doddridge County, W. Va.; Residence: Myersdale County, Penn. [but elsewhere given as Harrison Co., WV]; Spouse's Name: Ella E. Smith; Spouse's Age (Expanded): 18 years; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1880; Spouse's Birthplace and residence: Harrison County, W. Va.; Event Type: Marriage; Marriage license date: 23 Jul 1898; Event Date: 24 Jul 1898; Event Place: Harrison, West Virginia; Performed by: Thomas W. Cooke, clergyman, M.E. Church; Father's Name: C. B. Morrison; Mother's Name: Rachel Morrison; Spouse's Father's Name: T. M. Smith; Spouse's Mother's Name: Amy M. Smith; Informant: Harvey F. Smith; Marital Status: Single; Spouse's Marital Status: Single; Affiliate Repository Type: County Records

  • Similar record: "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZR-58L : 4 December 2014), Amy M. Smith in entry for Floyd E. Morrison and Ella E. Smith, 24 Jul 1898; citing Harrison, West Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 847,278.

Residence in Pennsylvania

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M34Z-LR3 : accessed 7 February 2018), Ella E Morrison in household of Floyd Morrison, Elk Lick Township (west part), Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 177, sheet 24B, family 449, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,486. Name: Ella E Morrison; Event Type: Census; Event Year: 25 Jun 1900; Event Place: Elk Lick Township (west part), Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 20; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Number of Living Children: 0; Years Married: 2; Birth Date: Nov 1880; Birthplace: W Va; Marriage Year (Estimated): 1898; Father's Birthplace: W Va; Mother's Birthplace: W Va; Mother of how many children: 0; Household (Role Sex Age Birthplace): Floyd Morrison, Head, M, Sept 1873, 27, married, yrs married:2; W Va; Parents' birthplace: WV; Merchant (general), months out of work:0; Ella E Morrison, Wife, F, Nov 1880, 20, married, yrs married:2; children born:0; living:0; W Va; Parents' birthplace: WV; occupation: [blank]; Mabel Young, Servant, F, May 1875, 25, single, W Va; Parents' birthplace: WV; house maid, months out of work:0; Nicholas W Jones, Boarder, M, 1832, 68, widowed, Virginia; Parents' birthplace: VA; Supply Manager Mines; months out of work:0; Ander P Benson, Boarder, M, Dec 1882, 18, single, W Va; Parents' birthplace: f:VA; m:WV; Clerk, store; months out of work:0; Rented house, all can read, write, speak English;

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGH3-ZCF : accessed 7 February 2018), Ella Morrison in household of Floyd Morrison, Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1010, sheet 5A, family 129, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1410; FHL microfilm 1,375,423 Name: Ella Morrison; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 20 Apr 1910; Event Place: Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 28; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1882; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: Germany; Sheet Letter: A; Sheet Number: 5; Household (Role Sex Age Birthplace): Floyd Morrison, Head, M, 37, married, 1st marriage, yrs married: 12; Virginia; Parents' birthplace: WV; Traveling salesman, soap firm; employer; Veteran: [blank]; Ella Morrison, Wife, F, 28, married, 1st marriage, yrs married: 12; children born:1; living:1; West Virginia; Parents' birthplace: f:WV; m:Germany; Occupation: none; Ferris H Morrison, Son, M, 7, Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: f:VA; m:WV; attended school; Address: 738 Fifty First Street; rented house; all can read, write, speak English;

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6KD-968 : 12 December 2014), Floyd Edwin Morrison, 1917-1918; citing Philadelphia City no 41, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,907,765. Name: Floyd Edwin Morrison; Event Type: Draft Registration; Event Date: 1917-1918; Event Place: Philadelphia City no 41, Pennsylvania, United States; Address: 5730 Kingsessing Ave, Philada., Pa; Gender: Male; Age: 45; Birth Date: 03 Sep 1873; Birthplace: , , Citizenship: U.S. native born; Occupation: Salesman, self employed; Place of business: Camden, N.J.; Nearest relative: Ella Morrison, same address; Signed as: Floyd E. Morrison; Description: Ht: tall; Build: medium; brown eyes, brown hair; no handicaps; Date: 12 Sep 1918

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF1G-47M : accessed 7 February 2018), Ella Morrison in household of Edward E Morrison, Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 1498, sheet 16A, line 10, family 363, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1641; FHL microfilm 1,821,641. Name: Ella Morrison; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 15 Jan 1920; Event Place: Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 39; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Can Read: Yes; Can Write: Yes; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1881; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Sheet Letter: A; Sheet Number: 16; Household (Role Sex Age Birthplace): Edward E Morrison [note name appears to have been erased and rewritten], Head, M, 37, married, West Virginia; Parents' birthplace: WV; Commerical Traveler, Toilet Sjsemaltus?; own account; Ella Morrison, Wife, F, 39, married, West Virginia; Parents' birthplace: WV; Occupation: none; Thomas S Morrison, Son, M, 18, single, attended school, Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: WV; Adelaide Young, Boarder, F, 30, widowed, Virginia; Parents' birthplace: VA; Dressmaker, at home, own account; Virginia Young, Boarder, F, 2 [2 6/12], Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: f:Pa; m:VA; Cora Bogar, Boarder, F, 39, divorced; Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: PA; Dressmaker, private house, wages; Address: 1530 Kingsessing Ave; Owned house, with mortgage; All can read, write, speak English;

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH4M-BWW : accessed 7 February 2018), Ella S Morrison in household of Floyd Morrison, Philadelphia (Districts 0001-0250), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 216, sheet 3B, line 96, family 70, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2129; FHL microfilm 2,341,863. Name: Ella S Morrison; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 3 Apr 1930; Event Place: Philadelphia (Districts 0001-0250), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Gender: Female; Age: 49; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Birth Year (Estimated): 1881; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Sheet Letter: B; Sheet Number: 3; Household (Role Sex Age Birthplace): Floyd Morrison, Head, M, 55, married, marriage age: 25; West Virginia; Parents' birthplace: WV; Manufacturer, novelties, own account; worked previous day; veteran: no; Ella S Morrison, Wife, F, 49, married, marriage age: 19; West Virginia; Parents' birthplace: WV; Occupation: none; Faris Morrison, Son, M, 28, married, marriage age: 23; Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: WV; Salesman, novelty mfg Co.; wages; worked previous day; veteran: no; Dora Morrison, Daughter-in-law, F, 25, married, marriage age: 20; Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: Pa; Occupation: none; Sarah L Morrison, Granddaughter, F, 2, Pennsylvania; Parents' birthplace: PA; Address: 5730 Kingsessing ave; Owned or rented?: Un [unknown?]; value?; Un [unknown?]; radio?: [blank]; Not on a farm; All can read, write, speak English;

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQQG-YSB : accessed 7 February 2018), Ella Morrison in household of Floray Morrison, East Lansdowne Borough, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 23-71, sheet 12A, line 38, family 234, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3491. Name: Ella Morrison; Event Type: Census; Event Date: 9 Apr 1940; Event Place: East Lansdowne Borough, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States; Sex: Female; Age: 59; Marital Status: Married; Race (Original): White; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife; Birthplace: West Virginia; Birth Year (Estimated): 1881; Last Place of Residence: , ,; Household (Role Sex Age Birthplace): Floray Morrison, Head, M, 65, married, educ: 8; West Virginia; not working; seeking employment; Salesman, Greeting? Co?; wages; worked: 8 wks; Income: 52; no other income received; Ella Morrison, Wife, F, 59, married, educ: 8; West Virginia; housework; No income received; Address: 164 Lexington Avenue; Rented house, $19; not on a farm;

Children

Death

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 07 February 2018), memorial page for Ella Morrison (1881–1 Aug 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 129633524, citing Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tony & Cindy Lloyd (contributor 47320243). Name: Ella Morrison; BIRTH: 1881; DEATH: 1 Aug 1955; BURIAL: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA; PLOT: Melrose; MEMORIAL ID: 129633524; Family Members: Spouse: Floyd Edwin Morrison* 1874–1951; Photo?: No



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