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Margery Singer

Margery Singer

Female 1923 - 2006  (83 years)

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  • Name Margery Singer 
    Born 13 Jan 1923  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Apr 2006  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Biography 03 May 2006  [2
    The family is saddened to announce her unexpected passing on April 28, 2006 at age 83.

    Margery was a native San Franciscan and lived her entire life in the city; she loved spending the last 58 years in the same beautiful home. She married her beloved Monroe Morris in 1942 and had 36 wonderful years with him until his passing in 1978.

    Later in life she married the late Eugene Fox who shared the family's admiration for this great lady.

    Margery was a graduate of Commerce High School, always a brilliant student and a favorite of her teachers. She took great joy in study and learning, but particularly loved English literature and Greek mythology. She was an accomplished pianist throughout her life.

    During World War II, at the age of 19, she married Monroe who was a Navy Chief Petty Officer. She opened the Victory Tax Service and prepared tax returns for servicemen.

    After the war she and Monroe started their family and had three devoted children. She opened the Margery Morris Tax Service in 1954 and operated it continuously for more than fifty years, including this last tax season.

    Because of the Depression and war she was unable to attend college in her youth. She began college and obtained her college degree from SF State College in 1978 at age 55. Her love of learning never stopped and she read thousands of books on almost every imaginable subject. Her interest in literature and culture ranged from Shakespeare to Star Trek.

    She was well known in the bridge world, achieving Life Master status, playing in tournaments and studying the game up to the end of her life.

    She was preceded in death by her sister Mercedes DiMilo; and is survived by her son Michael Morris of Portland, OR; her daughters Diane Milber and Lorelei Coleman of San Francisco; her brother Philip Singer of Moraga; grandchildren, Daniel Morris, Jennifer Coleman, Eli Morris, Jeffrey Milber and James Milber; and the children of her brother and sister, Mitchell Mehdy, Lisa Singer and Julianne Singer. She will be remembered lovingly for her devotion to her family, and her intelligence, amazing wit and kindness.

    Private internment to be at Salem Memorial Park in Colma.  
    Occupation This information from the www.getvendors.com website, "Margery Morris Income Tax Svc is available to serve your needs for a Tax Return Preparation and this business may provide services like Tax Return Preparation, Bookkeeping, CPA in the San Francisco residential area. From our local San Francisco contacts, we have confirmed their fluency in English and that they have the required communication skills for Tax Return Preparation work. Margery Morris Income Tax Svc is always accessible via phone (Phone: 415-664-9166) and we found them prompt." 
    Address:
    1492 11th Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94122
    United States 
    Person ID I513973495  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2008 

    Father Harry Singer,   b. 12 Aug 1896, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1981, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Sarah Winkler,   b. 14 Oct 1898, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1984, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1921  [3
    Photos
    Harry Singer and Sarah Winkler
    Harry Singer and Sarah Winkler
    Thought to have been photograhed on their wedding day, 1921. Photo courtesy of Mike Morris
    Documents
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    The 1930 census shows Harry Singer (age 34, first married at age 25, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Scotland, language spoken "Jewish," moved to United States in 1910, a butcher at the Palestine Market) living with wife Sara (age 28, first married at age 19, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Poland, moved to United States in 1919). Also there are children Margery (age 6, born in Scotland), Mercedes (age 3, born in California), and Shirley (age 1, born in California). Rented accommodation at 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, $35/month.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 204; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 344.0.
    Family ID F505778256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Monroe L. Morris,   b. 16 May 1914, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1978, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Michael Jeffrey Morris
    +2. Diane Rochelle Morris
    +3. Lorelei Suzanne Morris,   b. 25 Mar 1954, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Monroe L. Morris Obituary - San Francisco Examiner - 19 Nov 1978 - Section B, Page 7, Column 6
    Monroe L. Morris Obituary - San Francisco Examiner - 19 Nov 1978 - Section B, Page 7, Column 6
    "In this city, November 18, 1978, Monroe L. Morris, most devoted and loved husband of Margery Morris; most loving father of Michael J. Morris, Diane Milber, and Lori Coleman; loving grandfather of Daniel Saul Morris; brother of Irving Morris and Jeanne Barrish; son-in-law of Harry and Sara Singer; brother-in-law of Mercedes and Anthony De Milo, Philip and Ilana Singer, Rose Morris and Bennie Barrish; father-in-law of Sara Morris, Eddy Milber, and Edward Coleman; a loving uncle, cousin, and loyal friend to all who knew him; a native San Franciscan; a veteran of WWII; a member of Fidelity Lodge No. 120 F&AM, and life member of S.F. Press Club. Servces Monday 11:30 am at Sinai Memorial Chapel, interment Salem Memorial Park."
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F505778249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Margery Singer Fox Morris
    Margery Singer Fox Morris
    Photo from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Morris&GScid=8343&GRid=14159875&

    Documents
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    The 1930 census shows Harry Singer (age 34, first married at age 25, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Scotland, language spoken "Jewish," moved to United States in 1910, a butcher at the Palestine Market) living with wife Sara (age 28, first married at age 19, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Poland, moved to United States in 1919). Also there are children Margery (age 6, born in Scotland), Mercedes (age 3, born in California), and Shirley (age 1, born in California). Rented accommodation at 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, $35/month.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 204; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 344.0.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4943] California State Birth Index - CABI, (http://www.sfgenealogy.net/php/cabiindex.php) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4924] San Francisco Chronicle, Page Z-99 (Reliability: 3), 07 May 2006.

    3. [S55] 1930 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 2), 09 Apr 1930.
      Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 204; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 344.0.