JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Wm. H.R. MORRIS, for many yrs. one of Webber twp.'s 
most prominent and respected citizens, died at his home in 
Bluford yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock. Death was due 
to paralysis and kidney trouble from which he had been a long 
sufferer. About a yr. and a half ago he was stricken with 
paralysis and since that time has been helpless. 
He is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter: Fred Morris, Bluford; 
Wm. F. Morris, Marion; E. N. Morris and Miss Ophelia Morris,
Bluford. Mrs. Morris died about 18 yrs. ago. Wm. H.R. Morris 
was born in Robertson county, Tenn., but has been long a resident 
of Jefferson county, having come to the county before the Civil war. 
Plans for the funeral have not been completed further than burial 
will be had at Black Oak Ridge cemetery.  

October 10, 1917 Mt. Vernon Register News 
(my condensed version, more in the paper) 

Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
June 20, 1998 
 
 
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