Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Julius L. Morrison

JULIUS L. MORRISON, well known as one of the best farmers living in North township, Labette county, Kansas, in section 5, is a gentleman of high honor, firm principles and good business ability. He is actively interested in the progress of the county, and is always ready to assist in anything, which tends to promote the good of the community. Mr. Morrison was born in Princeton, Illinois, in 1851, and is a son of Joseph and Ann (Thompson) Morrison.

Joseph Morrison, the father of Julius L., was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in 1806. He was a tanner by trade, and followed that occupation for many years. In 1849, during the California fever craze, he went to California, following the old Santa Fe trail, en route. He returned to Ohio in 1851, moved thence to Bureau county, Illinois, and located on a farm six miles from the town of Princeton. There he followed the occupation of a farmer for twenty-two years. He then sold his place, in 1877, and moved into the town of Princeton, where his death occurred in 1893. He married Ann Thompson, a native of Belmont county, Ohio, who was born in 1812, and died in 1880. They were the parents of the following children: Mary; Hugh; Grizzella; Francis; Sophia; Chalmers; Julius L., the subject of this sketch; Silas; and Maggie.

Julius L. Morrison was reared and educated in Illinois, and learned farming under his father. In 1879 he moved from Bureau county, Illinois, to Kansas, and settled in the south half of the northeast quarter of section 5, in North township, Labette county, Kansas, where he has since lived. He also bought the north half of the southeast quarter of section 5. He is a careful and painstaking worker, and being a good manager he has been very successful since coming to Kansas.

Mr. Morrison was wedded to Anna McKinstry, in 1876. She was born in Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, in 1849, and is a daughter of W. P. E. and Sarah Jane (McBride) McKinstry. Mr. Morrison and his wife have reared the following children, namely: Ralph E., a student at Park College, and a member of the class of 1903; Edna B., a graduate of the Parsons High School, now engaged in teaching; Arthur L., deceased; and Roy R. Mr. Morrison is a member of the Republican party. He is also a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association. Religiously, he belongs to the Presbyterian church.