Asa John Morris

(1880-1966)
FatherJohn Morris (c 1850-)
MotherAvis Catharine "Katie" Perrin
Asa John Morris, son of John Morris and Avis Catharine "Katie" Perrin, was born in St Johns, Clinton County, MichiganG, on 8 March 1880.1,2,3 He died aged 86 in Lansing, Ingham County, MichiganG, in September 1966.4 He married first in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MichiganG, on 25 December 1900, Jennie F Kimball, daughter of Herbert Kimball and Alice Rose.5 Jennie was born in Big Rapids, Mecosta County, MichiganG, in about 1883. He married second in Lansing, Ingham CountyG, on 24 May 1918, Bertha (Ellsworth) Crocker, daughter of Legrand Ellsworth and Martha Sowers.6 Bertha was born in Macon, Lenawee County, MichiganG, in about 1882.3 He married third Esther V Daniels, daughter of William D Daniels.1 Esther was born in MichiganG in about 1893.1
     In 1900 Asa was living in Bingham, Clinton County, MichiganG, in the household of his parents John and Avis, and was recorded in the census as Asa J Morris, single, aged 20 and born in Michigan.7
     In 1910 he was living in Victor, Clinton County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Asa Morris, a farmer, head of household, aged 30 and born in Michigan. He owned his home on a mortgage. Living with him were his wife Jennie, 25, and their children, Kathryn, 7, Kenneth, 5, and Gertrude, aged eleven months.8
     Asa completed a World War I draft registration card on 12 September 1918. He was then aged 38 and was living at 809 East Michigan Avenue, LansingG, with his wife Bertha. He was a self-employed horseman.2
     In 1920 he was living in New Haven, Gratiot County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Asa J Morris, a self-employed farmer, head of household, aged 38 and born in Michigan. He owned his home free of mortgage. Living with him was his wife Bertha, 37.9
     In 1940 he was living in Fulton, Gratiot CountyG, and was recorded as Asa J Morris, a farmer, aged 60 and born in Michigan. Living with him were his wife Esther, 47, and her father William D Daniels, 79.1
     Asa completed a World War II draft registration card on 27 April 1942. He was then aged 62 and was living at Farm #2, Ithaca, Gratiot CountyG, with his wife Ester. He was a self-employed farmer.10

Children of Asa John Morris and Jennie F Kimball

Sackett line5th great-grandson of Capt Richard Sackett
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Sandra Enness.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. "US, World War I draft registrations records 1917–1918", digital image, Ancestry.com, Michigan, Ingham. Roll: 1675768.
    "Serial 405, order 282, Asa J Morris, 809 E Mich Ave, Lansing, Ingham, Mich, age 38, b. 8 Mar 1880, white, native born, horseman, own business, at 809 E Mich Ave, nok wife Mrs Bertha Morris, 809 E Mich Ave. Registrant of med ht, stout, grey eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Reg Lansing, Michigan, 12 Sep 1918."
  3. Marriage record.
  4. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Asa Morris, b. 8 Mar 1880, d. Sep 1966, last res. 48910 Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, SSN issued Michigan bef. 1951."
  5. "Michigan marriages 1868–1925", digital image, FamilySearch, "No 15638, license 24 Dec 1900, Asa Morris, 20, of St Johns, Mich, b. St Johns, farmer, father John Morris, mother Katie Perrin, 1st m.; to Jennie Kimball, 17, of Grand Rapids, Mich, b. Big Rapids, Mich, father Herbert Kimball, mother Alice Rose, 1st m.; m. 25 Dec 1900, at Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Mich, by Henry A Rose, clergyman. Witnesses: Mr Ernest A Rose, Miss Florence L Rose, both of Grand Rapids."
  6. "Michigan marriages 1868–1925", digital image, FamilySearch, "No 1333, license 23 May 1918, Asa J Morris, 38, of Lansing, Mich, b. St John's, Mich, teamster, father John Morris, mother Katherine Perin, 2nd m.; to Bertha Crocker/ Bertha Ellsworth, 36, of Lansing, b. Macon, father Legrand Ellsworth, mother Martha Sowers, 3rd m.; m. 24 May 1918 at Lansing, by Ralph Paul, clergyman. Witnesses: Helena S Paul, Helen M Paul, both of Lansing."
  7. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 707, p. 5B, Enumeration District 0003, FHL film 1240707
    Bingham Township, Clinton County, Michigan
    Morris, John, head, b. Jan 1850, 50, m. 22y, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI, farmer, home owned on mortgage
    Morris, Avis C, wife, b. Oct 1855, 44, m. 22y, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. OH
    Morris, Asa J, son, b. Mar 1880, 20, single, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Morris, Edna B, dau, b. Jan 1886, 14, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, at school
    Morris, Jennie, dau, b. Mar 1896, 6, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, at school
    Morris, Polly, mother, b. Aug 1832, 67, wid, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI.
  8. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_643, p. 1A, Enumeration District 0011 FHL microfilm 1374656
    Victor Township, Clinton County, Michigan
    Morris, Asa, head, 30, m. 9y, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, farmer, general farm, owned on mortgage
    Morris, Jennie, wife, 25, m. 9y, 3 ch, all living, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Morris, Kathryn, dau, 7, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Morris, Kenneth, son, 5, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Morris, Gertrude, dau, 11/12, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI.
  9. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_764, p. 3B, Enumeration District 45, image 227
    New Haven, Gratiot County, Michigan
    Morris, Asa J, head, home owned free of mortgage, 38, married, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI, farmer, self-employed
    Morris, Bertha, wife, 37, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI.
  10. "US World War II draft registration cards, 1942", digital image, FamilySearch, "Serial U1437, Asa J Morris, Ithaca #2, Gratiot, Mich, age 62, b. Clinton, Michigan, 8 Mar 1880, contact Ester Morris, Ithaca, Mich, employer self, at Farm #2, Ithaca, Gratiot, Mich, race white, ht 5' 8", wt 160, eyes gray, hair gray, complexion light, no physical marks. Reg Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan, 27 Apr 1942."
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