16 July 2012

Obituary Thomas W. Morris (1934)

T.W. Morris Rites Saturday Afternoon   Funeral services for Thomas W. Morris, 66, who passed away Thursday morning will be held Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at Westminister Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. W. B. Holmes will conduct the last rites, and the balcony of the church will be reserved  for the colored people who were the employees and the friends of the deceased.  The remains will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.   Mr. Morris, who had been superintendent of the Hopkinsville Water Company since its organization 39 years ago, subcumbed to a heart attack at his home  at Walnut and seventeenth Streets.  He had been in poor health for some months but his passing was entrely unexpected, and came as a terrible shock to his family and host of friends. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Hurt (sic) Morris, and by two daughters, Mrs. Edith Cook, of this city, and Mrs. J.D. Ligon of Detroit, Mich., and by one sister, Mrs. Ed. O'Brien, of Hopkinsville. **This obituary was in a folder of "family" clippings that Mark's grandmother gave to me before she passed away. I've not been able to locate the newspaper source as of this posting. Thomas W. Morris passed away 31 MAY 1934 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky. He was Mark's great grandfather.

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