Niagara County

1897 Biography - Stephen H. Morris

Morris, Stephen H., was born in Porter, December 15, 1841, a son of Elisha and Margaret (Baker) Morris. Elisha Morris was born in Canada and came with his parents to Porter, where he was a farmer and lumberman. He built the second saw mill that was built in Tonawanda in 1849; he died in 1857 and his widow in 1896. Stephen H. Morris was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and has 163 acres in Wilson; for four years he was in partnership with Mr. Dwight in the lumber business in Wilson, under the firm name of Morris & Dwight. In 1891 he dissolved partnership and came to Ransomville and engaged in the lumber business, where he has been very successful. In politics Mr. Morris is a Democrat, but not an aspirant to office. He is a Free Mason, a member of Ransomville Lodge No. 551, F. & A. M., and is senior warden. In 1867 he married Ellen F. Lutts, and they have two children: Garnet, of Syracuse, and Beatrice at home. The grandfather of Stephen Morris was Robert Morris, who came from Wales during the Revolutionary war and enlisted as soon as he came and was wounded three times.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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