Rev Richard Columbus Morrison

1862

Rev Richard Columbus Morrison was born July 6, 1862 in Cabarrus county, North Carolina, son of Quincy E. Morrison and Susan Elizabeth Grey Morrison.

1886

On March 15, 1886 in Morven Township, Anson, North Carolina. Richard C. Morrison (27) and Kate D. Morrison (34) were married.

“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-69YS-SND?cc=1726957&wc=QD8P-6VN%3A1588772889%2C1588773201 : 22 December 2016), Anson > Marriage registers, 1869-1979, vol 1 > image 526 of 897; North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History.

1894

On November 14, 1894 in Matthews Mecklenburg, North Carolina, R. C. Morrison (32) and Alice Williamson (19) were married.

“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSCN-NFY8?cc=1726957 : 28 November 2018), > image 1 of 1; North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History.

1900 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on June 23, 1900, Richard C Morrison (38) rented a farm in Rutherford County, North Carolina with his wife of 6 years, Allis E Morrison (25). She was reported to be the mother of 3 living children. Also in the home was his daughter from a previous marriage, Mary L Morrison (13), and his children with his current wife; Roy W Morrison (5), Alice G Morrison (3) and Richard C Morrison (1 month old). All family members were reported to have been born in North Carolina.

1910 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on May 17, 1910, Richard C Marrison (47) rented a home in Buffalo, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 15 years, Alice Marrison (35). She reported being the mother of 6 living children; whom where in the home, Roy W Marrison (14), Alice Marrison (12), Richard Marrison Jr. (10), Ida K Marrison (8) Melissa S Marrison (5) and James Marrison (3). All family members were reported to have been born in North Carolina. Richard C Marrison was a pastor of a church.

1930

The Rev. R. C. Morrison, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Fountain Inn, died at the Columbia hospital last night, December 8, 1930, where he had been a patient since last Thursday.

Mr. Morrison was born in Cabarrus county, North Carolina, July 6, 1862, and had been a minister in the Presbyterian church for 37 years, he having served churches in North Carolina for about 19 years and churches in South Carolina for 18. Prior to going to Fountain Inn he had served churches in Lee county. He was a man of generous disposition, and able preacher, excellent pastor and was held in warm esteem and affection by the congregation which he served.

Mr. Morrison was twice married, his first wife being Miss Kate Morrison of Morven, N. C., and his second Miss Alice Williamson, Matthews, N. C. Both have been dead many years. Children surviving are: Mrs. Mary M. Simpson, Blaney; Mrs. J. C. Heriot, Oswego; Mrs. V. M. Babb, Fountain Inn; Mrs. S. J. Blackmon, Kershaw; R. M. Morrison, Ashville; R. C. Morrison, Tucson, Ariz.; J. W. Morrison, United States Navy.

Funeral Services will be held at Fountain at 11 a.m., today, December 9, 1930, and interment will be at the family graveyard at Matthews, N. C.

Obituary Information:

December 9, 1930  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 9

Tombstone Information:

Located in Matthews Historic Cemetery
Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Photo added by DSM
Located in Matthews Historic Cemetery
Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Photo added by The Todd’s of Scotland

Standard Certificate of Death:

“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6L83-SP5?cc=1417492&wc=M6YD-1PD%3A30692001 : 18 April 2016), 004177684 > image 177 of 1178; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.
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