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Milton Jack Morris

Milton Jack Morris

Male 1897 - 1964  (66 years)

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  • Name Milton Jack Morris 
    Born 11 Jul 1897  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 08 Jan 1920  [2
    Address:
    130 11th Avenue
    San Francisco, California
    United States 
    Died 25 Feb 1964  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Biography 29 Apr 2009 
    From a letter dated 29 Apr 2009 from Barbara Mae [Morris] Anderson:

    "I really don't know much about my fther as he never talked about himself. Almost everything I do know came from my mother.

    "After his father died [1901] the family thought that it was better for him to be raised by Max and Rachel King than by a single lady, a decision my dad resented all of his life. This is why he severed relations with most of the family. He went to the 5th grade at Los Alamos Schol then worked in the general store where he said he was treated as a slave rather than as a family member.

    "As a teenager he worked as a cowboy on one of the large ranches in that area, spent time as a telegrapher for the railroad out of Santa Maria, California, then went to Los Angeles where he was a driver for some wealthy lady who owned a candy company. After that I know very little except that on returning to San Francisco he went to work with his uncle Milt at Little Auto Company on Van Ness Avenue and was there until the depression wiped out the company. He then went into partnership with Gus Griese to run Auto Spring and Wheel Service, 701 Octavia Street. He eventually bought out Gus and was still the owner and operator when he died and my brother took over.

    "During World War II he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxillary, serviced local lighthouses and learned to shoot hand guns, life-long hobby after that. He also played the drums, loved photography, old cars, and traveling.

    "My brother was quite ill as a child and took much of mother's time so I was practically raised by my dad and have wonderful memories of all the things we did especially on weekends. He waa a kind and loving man that would do anything for someone who needed help." 
    Social Security Number 553-44-3151  [4
    Person ID I513973470  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 8 May 2009 

    Father Jacob John Morris,   b. Feb 1872, Stockton, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1901, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Mother Eva Saxon,   b. Oct 1872, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    John J. Morris and Family - 1900 United States Census
    John J. Morris and Family - 1900 United States Census
    The 1900 census shows John J. Morris, born Feb 1872, married for 7 years, born in California, born parents born in Germany, a blacksmith, renting a house on Oak Street, San Francisco.

    He is living with his wife, Eva, born Oct 1872 in New Jersey. Her parents are both born in New York. With them is their son, Milton, born Jul 1897 in California.

    There is also a boarder, Margaret Sullivan (born Nov 1880).

    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: T623_103 Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 146.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
    Family ID F505778150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Frances Voss,   b. Abt 1900, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1921  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Barbara Mae Morris
    +2. William Joseph Morris,   b. 25 Aug 1935, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1987, San Rafael, Marin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Documents
    1930 U.S. Census Report - Milton Morris and Marie Morris
    1930 U.S. Census Report - Milton Morris and Marie Morris
    The 1930 census shows Milton Morris, age 32, living with his wife Marie, age 30. They are living at 195 Idora Avenue, San Francisco, California 94127: they own the house, value $9,800, and have a radio.

    Milton Morris was married at age 25 (circa 1923). He is a new and used auto salesman.

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 202; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 206; Image: 445.0.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F513881939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Milton Jack Morris World War I Draft Registration Card
    Milton Jack Morris World War I Draft Registration Card
    Employment shown at the Edwin Forrest Co., 219 Freemont, San Francisco. Milton E. Morris (at 130 11th Avenue, San Francisco) shown as "uncle and guardian." Registration Location: San Francisco County, California; Roll: 1544256; Draft Board: 8.
    1920 United States Census - Milton E. Morris and Milton Jack Morris
    1920 United States Census - Milton E. Morris and Milton Jack Morris
    The 1920 cenus shows Milton E. Morris (age 38, married, a salesman) living with his nephew Milton J. Morris (age 22, single, a wrecker) in rented acommodation at 130 11th Avenue, San Francisco. Year: 1920; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 28, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_140; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 274; Image: 874.
    1910 United States Census - Kiva [Kieve] Morris and Family
    1910 United States Census - Kiva [Kieve] Morris and Family
    The 1910 U.S. census shows Kiva Morris (age 71, married for 40 years, born in Germany, arrived in U.S. in 1861) living with his wife Yetta (age 60, married 40 years, 7 children - 6 living, arrived in U.S. in 1868).

    Also in the household are daughter Flora (age 27, single, born in California), son Milton E. (age 23, single), grandson Milton J. (age 12, born in California, father born California, mother born New York), daughter Rosa G. [Morris] Isaacs (age 25, married 1 year), and son-in-law Michael H. Isaacs (age 34, arrival in U.S. 1893, a travelling wholesale shoe salesman). The family lived at 3648 Jackson Street, San Francisco.

    Year: 1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 41, San Francisco, California; Roll: T624_101; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 283; Image: 1070.

    Thanks to Ted Gostin for locating this census sheet.
    Milton Jack Morris and Marie Frances [Voss] Morris
    Milton Jack Morris and Marie Frances [Voss] Morris
    Photographed on Eva [Saxon] Morris' front porch in Vallejo, California - circa 1930. Photograph courtesy of Barbara Morris Anderson

  • Sources 
    1. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3).
      Source Citation: Place: San Francisco; Date: 25 Feb 1964; Social Security: 553443151.

      Source Information: Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997
      Death index shows date of birth as 11 Jul 1897 and confirms mother's maiden name as Saxon.

    2. [S49] 1920 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 2), 08 Jan 1920.
      Year: 1920;Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 28, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_140; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 274; Image: 874.

    3. [S4898] California Death Index, Place: San Francisco; Date: 25 Feb 1964 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4898] California Death Index.