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William Charles McMorris---1855 to 1935
Posted by: L F (ID *****5002) Date: May 11, 2003 at 16:04:57
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"The Helena [Montana] Independent"
01 Jan 1936 Edition

PIONEER POSTMASTER OF PARK CITY DIES
Billings, December 30. --- William Charles McMorris, 80, who came to Montana and the Yellowstone valley 50 years ago, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. Carlton, Pompeys Pillar. Death was caused by heart trouble. He had been in poor health for several years.

He had spent the last few years living with various daughters. He had gone to California in October and, on Christmas eve, had returned here in company with another daughter, Mrs. H.A. Searles, formerly a Billings resident but now of Los Angeles. He became seriously ill Thursday.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McMorris, he was born in Toronto, Ont., Sept. 18, 1855. He grew to manhood there and married in Toronto Miss Elizabeth Ann Burnett. They lived there for some time. In 1882, they moved to Bismarck. N.D., and three years later removed to Park City where for another three years they farmed.

Mr. McMorris, by trade, was a carpenter, and, after farming, he entered the contracting business. Between 1907 and 1914 he was postmaster of Park City. For several years, under the administration of A.P. Smith, he was deputy assessor for Yellowstone County [Montana].

NOTE: This is posted as a courtesy only--I am not related to, nor do I have any knowledge of this family.


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