HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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EDWARD M. MORRIS, wagon-maker, Petersburg; son of William J. and Jemima M. (Ratliff) Morris; was born in Butler Co., Ohio, Nov. 6, 1852, he came with his parents to Menard Co. in 1855; during his early life school advantages were limited; he learned his trade under A. W. Stoker, and began business on his own account in 1875; he began by letting nothing but first-class work leave his shop, and, through his mechanical ability, industry and energy, has placed himself in his present flourishing condition.


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