U.G. & Rose Morrison

U.G. Morrison was born in Morrison, Iowa, on October 11, 1867. Rose Mae Bird was born on February 14, 1867 in Prairie City, Illinois. When Rose Mae was young, she traveled with her family to Kansas in a covered wagon, returning to Illinois, and then moving to Iowa.

U.G. and Rose Mae were married in Iowa. After their marriage, they lived for a time in Sutherland and Everly, Iowa, before moving to Granville in 1902.

In Granville, U.G. operated a furniture store and an undertaking parlor. Later, he had a meat market, did carpentry work, and took part in organizing a school in Granville in 1903, serving as a school clerk for many years.

U.G. Morrison was a charter member of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge, and served as the organization's first secretary, later holding other offices.

U.G. and Rose Mae were charter members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Modern Woodmen in America, and Royal Neighbors Camps. Both were active members of the Methodist Church, which was the first church in the city.

Rose Mae Morrison was Postmaster in Granville, North Dakota for nine years. She was also a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Granville Study Club, and a delegate to several conventions.

They gave birth to seven children. They were Verna (Mrs. Ernest C. Barkus), Mildred (Mrs. Howard Nelson), Marjorie (Mrs. A.L. Skare), Harold, Richard Maxwell, Helen (Mrs. Olaf Aakrann), and Oma (Mrs. Wiliam Benkufsky).

U.G. Morrison passed away on February 13, 1931, at the age of sixty-four, in Granville, and Rose Mae Morrison died at the age of eighty-four in Long Beach, California, where she had been living with her daughter, Marjorie's, family. Her death was on April 13, 1951.

Rose Mae Morrison's first long-distance trip was in an covered wagon, and her last was in an airplane.

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