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Eva Morris

Female 1870 - 1964  (94 years)


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  • Name Eva Morris 
    Born 25 Jan 1870  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Oct 1964  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Salem Cemetery, Colma, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I513973281  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2009 

    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 Lesser Rehfeld,   b. Nov 1867,   d. 25 Sep 1939, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rosella Rehfeld,   b. 27 Oct 1894, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1996, San Mateo, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
    +2. Florence Rehfeld,   b. 06 Feb 1898, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1984, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F505778152  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.
    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.
    1930 United States Census - Lesser Rehfeld and Family
    1930 United States Census - Lesser Rehfeld and Family
    The 1930 census shows Lesser (Lester) Rehfeld (age 63, a salesmen of baker's ? supplies), living with his wife Eva (age 50), and daughter Rosella (age 30, a stenographer). Also present is Lesser's father-in-law Moses Morris, age 94. Family is at 1148 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, California. Roll: 199; Page 5A; Enumeration District: 126: Image: 554.0
    '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.
    1900 United States Census - Lesser Rehfeld and Family
    1900 United States Census - Lesser Rehfeld and Family
    The 1900 census shows the Rehfeld family living at 130 14th Street in San Francisco. Lesser Rehfeld (born Nov 1867, emigrated to the United States in 1884, a barber) is living with his wife of seven years, Eva (born Jan 1870) and his daughters Rosella (born Oct 1894) and Florence (born Feb 1898).
    Isa [Isidor] Morris Obituary - Oakland Tribune - 12 Feb 1962 - Page E31, Column 8
    Isa [Isidor] Morris Obituary - Oakland Tribune - 12 Feb 1962 - Page E31, Column 8
    "MORRIS, Isa. In Oakland February 11 1962, beloved husband of the late Annie Morris; devoted father of Mrs. Sylvia Catterton; loving brother of Eva Rehfeld; beloved uncle of Rosella Rehfeld and Florence Cutler. [...] Interment Salem Memorial Park."
    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."
    Lesser Rehfeld Obituary - San Francisco Chronicle - 26 Sep 1939 - Page 17, Column 5
    Lesser Rehfeld Obituary - San Francisco Chronicle - 26 Sep 1939 - Page 17, Column 5
    "In this city, September 25, 1939, Lesser, devoted husband of Eva Rehfeld, beloved father of Rosella Rehfeld and Florence Cutler, brother of Max and Adolph Rehfeld and Mrs. H. Levenberg, loving grandfather of Gloria Cutler.
    '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. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 2), 17 Oct 1964.
      Mother's maiden name shown as Dumka

    2. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3), 17 Oct 1964.
      Name: REHFELD EVA
      Date of Birth: 1870-01-25
      Maiden name of mother: DUMKA
      Sex: FEMALE
      Birthplace: CA
      County of death: SAN FRANCISCO
      Date of death: 1964-10-17
      Age: 94

      From www.vitalsearch-ca.com

    3. [S4944] San Francisco Examiner, Section IV, Page 12, Column 6 (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 1964.

    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."