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Samuel Morris

Male 1877 - 1950  (72 years)


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  • Name Samuel Morris 
    Nickname Sam 
    Born 15 Apr 1877  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1900  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Furniture salesman 
    Age: 23 
    Residence 1900  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 23 
    Address:
    123 Fell Street
    San Francisco, California 94102
    United States 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW1 Draft Card (signed by Samuel Morris) shows residence as 1143 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, California. 
    Age: 41 
    Address:
    1143 Guerrero Street
    San Francisco, California 94110
    United States 
    Residence 1920  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 40 
    Address:
    1148 Guerrero Street
    San Francisco, California 94110
    United States 
    Died 02 Mar 1950  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I513973280  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2008 

    Father Moses Morris,   b. 22 May 1836, Lobsens (now Lobzenica), Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1936, 357 Fifteenth Avenue, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother Sarah Dumka,   b. 1836, Lobsens (now Lobzenica), Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1916, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1862  [4
    Documents
    'Pair Married Fifty Years to Celebrate - Mr. and Mrs. Moses Morris, who were married half a century ago in Germany, and celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today.' - San Francisco Call, 31 Mar 1912 - Page 22, Column 5
    "Pair Married Fifty Years to Celebrate - Mr. and Mrs. Moses Morris, who were married half a century ago in Germany, and celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today." - San Francisco Call, 31 Mar 1912 - Page 22, Column 5
    "Mr. and Mrs. Moses Morris of 3339 Twenty-fourth Street will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today with a reception to their friends. They were married 50 years ago in Germany. After coming to the United States in 1866 Morris engaged in business at Stockton, but shortly afterward moved with his wife to Modesto, where he was in business for 35 years. At present he conducts a store in Mission Street. Three children and three grandchildren will join the couple today in observing their half-century of marital happiness. The children are: Mrs. L. Rehfeld of 808 Guerrero Street and Sam and Isa Morris, who are in business with their father."
    Headstones
    Sarah and Moses Morris Grave - Salem Memorial Park, Colma, California
    Sarah and Moses Morris Grave - Salem Memorial Park, Colma, California
    Family ID F505778151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith C. Taylor,   b. 17 Feb 1897, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1992, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Documents
    Samuel Morris and Edith [Taylor] Morris - 1930 United States Census
    Samuel Morris and Edith [Taylor] Morris - 1930 United States Census
    The 1930 census shows Samuel Morris (age 52, first married age 42, born in California, a grocer in a grocery store) living with his wife Edith Morris (age 37, first married at age 27, born in Washington of parents born in Illinois) and brother-in-law Francis Benoit (age 32, first married at age 30, an automobile salesman). Samuel owns his own home, valued at $14,000.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 203; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 242; Image: 683.0.
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F505778263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1880 United States Census - Moses Morris and Family in Modesto, California
    1880 United States Census - Moses Morris and Family in Modesto, California
    The 1880 census report shows Moses Morris (age 44, a saloonkeeper) living with his wife Sarah (age 41, a housekeeper), and his children Eva (age 11), Isidor (age 5), and Samuel (age 3). The report shows Moses and Sarah born in Bromberg, Germany (now Bydgoszcz, Poland). According to Google Earth, it is 57km from Bydgoszcz to Lobzenica, Poland. These seem to be the right people as the ages and names all agree with later census reports.
    1900 United States Census - Moses Morris and Family
    1900 United States Census - Moses Morris and Family
    The 1900 census shows Moses Morris (born May 1836 and a landlord) living with his wife Sarah (born Jan 1837). They have been married for 38 years, and entered the US in 1865. Moses is naturalised. Their children are Isidor (born Dec 1875, a shoe salesman) and Samuel (born Apr 1877, a furniture salesman). They are living at 123 Fell Street, San Francisco.
    1910 United States Census - Moses Morris and Family
    1910 United States Census - Moses Morris and Family
    The 1910 census shows Moses Morris (age 74, married for 47 years, a merchant - clothing), living with his wife Sarah (age 73), and sons Isidor (age 35) and Samuel (age 32). In San Francisco Assembly District 35. Roll: T624_98; Page: 9B; Enumeration Distric: 128; Image 690.
    1920 United States Census - Lesser Rehfeld Family with Moses and Samuel Morris
    1920 United States Census - Lesser Rehfeld Family with Moses and Samuel Morris
    The 1920 census shows Lesser - sometimes Lester - Rehfeld (age 53, a salesman) living with his wife Eva (age 50) and daughters Rosella (age 25) and Florence (age 21), both stenographers. Also in the house is Moses Morris (age 83, his father-in-law) and Samuel (age 40, his son-in-law). Living at 1148 Guerrero Street, San Francisco.
    Samuel Morris - World War I Draft Card
    Samuel Morris - World War I Draft Card
    Samuel's draft card shows him working as a waiter in the Cup Cafe at 56 Turk Street in San Francisco. He's medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and "greyish" hair.
    'Dies On Eve Of 100th Year' - San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Feb 1936
    "Dies On Eve Of 100th Year" - San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Feb 1936
    Moses Morris died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lesser Rehfeld (357 Fifteenth Avenue, San Francisco). Moses said, on his 99th birthday, "You are never old until you wish to die." He passed away in his sleep. Mr. Morris arrived in San Francisco on 9 Nov 1866 and was a "prominent figure in the city's business life. He was the oldest surving member of Hope Lodge, B'nai B'rith, of Stockton. He served in the German cavalry in 1859. Survived by his daughter, two sons (Samuel and Isa Morris), and three grandchildren.
    Obituary of Sarah [Dumka] Morris - San Francisco Chronicle - 29 Jan 1916 - Page 6, Column 8
    Obituary of Sarah [Dumka] Morris - San Francisco Chronicle - 29 Jan 1916 - Page 6, Column 8
    "In this city, January 28, Sara, dearly beloved wife of Moses Morris, devoted mother of Isidore and Samuel Morris and Mrs. Eva Rehfeld, and grandmother of Rosella and Flossie Rehfeld ans Sylvia Morris, a native of Lobsen, Prussia, Germany, aged 79 years. (Modesto, Cal. papers please copy.) [...] Interment Salem Cemetery by automobile."
    Eva Morris Rehfeld Obituary - San Francisco Examiner - 18 Oct 1964 - Section IV, Page 12, Column 6
    Eva Morris Rehfeld Obituary - San Francisco Examiner - 18 Oct 1964 - Section IV, Page 12, Column 6
    "In this city, Oct 17, 1964, Eva Rehfeld, beloved wife of the late Lesser Rehfield [sic]; devoted mother of Rosella Rehfeld and Florence Cutler; loving grandmother of Gloria Estelita; loving great-grandmother of Russell and Lee Estelita; sister of the late Isa and Sam Morris. [...] Interment, Salem Memorial Park."
    Samuel Morris and Edith [Taylor] Morris - 1930 United States Census
    Samuel Morris and Edith [Taylor] Morris - 1930 United States Census
    The 1930 census shows Samuel Morris (age 52, first married age 42, born in California, a grocer in a grocery store) living with his wife Edith Morris (age 37, first married at age 27, born in Washington of parents born in Illinois) and brother-in-law Francis Benoit (age 32, first married at age 30, an automobile salesman). Samuel owns his own home, valued at $14,000.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 203; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 242; Image: 683.0.
    'Pair Married Fifty Years to Celebrate - Mr. and Mrs. Moses Morris, who were married half a century ago in Germany, and celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today.' - San Francisco Call, 31 Mar 1912 - Page 22, Column 5
    "Pair Married Fifty Years to Celebrate - Mr. and Mrs. Moses Morris, who were married half a century ago in Germany, and celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today." - San Francisco Call, 31 Mar 1912 - Page 22, Column 5
    "Mr. and Mrs. Moses Morris of 3339 Twenty-fourth Street will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today with a reception to their friends. They were married 50 years ago in Germany. After coming to the United States in 1866 Morris engaged in business at Stockton, but shortly afterward moved with his wife to Modesto, where he was in business for 35 years. At present he conducts a store in Mission Street. Three children and three grandchildren will join the couple today in observing their half-century of marital happiness. The children are: Mrs. L. Rehfeld of 808 Guerrero Street and Sam and Isa Morris, who are in business with their father."
    Moses Morris Obituary - 11 Feb 1936 - Page 3
    Moses Morris Obituary - 11 Feb 1936 - Page 3
    "Moses Morris, 99, Dies in Sleep - SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 - Three months before his 100th birthday, Moses Morris, retired San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco business man, died last night in his sleep, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. Rehfeld, 357 15th Avenue.

    "Morris was born in Germany in 1836. At the age of 30 he came to California and settled in Modesto and later in Stockton, where he was active in fraternal affairs. He later moved to San Francisco, where he was active in business until he reached the age of 90.

    "He is survived by his daughter, two sons, Isadore and Samuel Morris; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. from Halsted-Dierks & Company."

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 United States Federal Census, San Francisco, Roll: T623.103; Page 12A; Enumeration District: 144 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 2), 02 Mar 1950.

    3. [S49] 1920 United States Federal Census, San Francisco Assembly District 25, Roll: T:625_134; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 393 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S2] San Francisco Call Newspaper, Page 22, Column 5 (Reliability: 3), 31 Mar 1912.
      Newspaper article in 31 Mar 1912 issue says, "Mr. and Mrs. Morris of 3339 24th Street will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today [...]. They were married 50 years ago in Germany."