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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 241-42


Civil War Flags.jpg George W. MORRISON, engaged in blacksmithing in the village of Goshen, and also proprietor of the Goshen House, is a native of Huntington County, Pennsylvania, born February 18, 1845, a son of J. H. and Elizabeth MORRISON, who were natives of the same State. Our subject served three years and nine months in the defense of his country, enlisting September 30, 1861, in Company G, Thirtieth Illinois Infantry. He participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Champion Hill, siege of Vicksburg, siege of Atlanta, SHERMAN's March to the Sea and through the Carolinas, and participated in the grand review at Washington, D.C., at the close of the war, besides others of minor importance. He was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, July 15, 1865, receiving hisdischarge at Springfield, Illinois, July 28, 1865. Mr. MORRISON was reared in agricultural pursuits, but after returning from the war, he began working at the blacksmith's trade. He was married October 14, 1869, to Nancy M. WILLIAMS, who was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, March 6, 1846, her parents, Stephen B. and Mary J. WILLIAMS, also being natives of Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. MORRISON have been born four children of whom three are living - M. J., born June 25, 1872; Ira G., born May 9, 1877; and Amy B., born September 29, 1879. Their eldest child died in infancy. Mr. MORRISON came to Ringgold County, Iowa, April 5, 1875, and during his residence here has established a good trade, and became one of the respected citizens of Goshen. He is a strong temperance advocate, and both he and his wife belong to the Independent Order of Good Templars. In their religious faith theya re Presbyterians. In politics Mr. MORRISON is a Prohibitionist. He is a comrade of James Conley Post, No. 285, G.A.R., at Goshen.

NOTE: George W. MORRISON died November 27, 1898. Nancy M. (WILLIAMS) MORRISON was born on March 6, 1847, and died October 25, 1922. George and Nancy were interred at Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 241-42, 1887

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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