|Last Page Activity: March 17, 2014|
Birth: 27 Sep 1836 Boston, Mass 68
Father: Daniel MORRISON (1809-1876)
Mother: Margaret CAMPBELL (1810-1869)
Spouse: James W DARRAGH 65
Frederick (1859-1947) Married Mary McDowell
Arthur (1869-1914) Married Anna
♦ Excerpt from a letter writting by Irene (SHAW) MORRISON (wife of Fraser MORRISON) to their great-niece Peggy (MORRISON) BRYAN October 26, 1971.Excerpt from a letter written by Irene (SHAW) MORRISON (wife of Fraser MORRISON) to their great-niece Peggy (MORRISON) BRYAN October 26, 1971.
“The old deed of your great grandfather to DARRAGH, husband of his daughter, Katherine, was for the house pictured with Aunt Eliza on doorstep. How he got it back and made it over to Aunt E, Fraser doesn’t know, but she owned it all the time he remembers.
DARRAGH wasn’t much good and no storekeeper and he (apparently) took his leave and was killed in Boston.
The house entrance was on the west side and the north side (left of picture around house corner) was a store front facing road. Over the store was a large parlor and off it a ‘spare room’ where I spent my first nights in N.S. and under that ancient knit spread that you have. (1917)
I only saw Aunt Katherine one time. When she was 83 and Aunt Eliza 85, they’d spent the winter in that house, the back part was always rented (kitchen etc) and in the spring they came to Hampton so Aunt K could see the last brother (dad [Dr. William S. Morrison]) and then she took train to Palo Alto, Calif. To make her home with a grandson and needless to say she’s buried out there. When we married she sent us a cold meat for that was her own. Still use it. That house was built on the corner of the big Morrison farm and had a small orchard behind it.”