Logan County, Colorado
Frank H. Morison, brother Norman Morison,
Frank claimed a quarter in 31, 8N 49W in 1909.
Jennie died March 21, 1907, and is buried in Tama County.
March 23, 1907
December 23, 1907 "Frank Morison and children of Estherville are here to spend a few days with relatives and friends."
April 21, 1908 Traer, Iowa
June 14, 1909
In 1910 Sterling, Frank is a real estate dealer, 47, born in Canada, married 18 years to Ola 33 born in Nebraska. James H. 17, Agnes A. 14 and Robert 11 were born in Iowa.
July 12, 1911
July 14, 1913
December 1, 1914
August 25, 1913 Frank's father James died at Frank's home in Sterling in 1915, and was buried in Tama County, Iowa.
February 1916 Palm Beach "Norman R. Morison, a prominent attorney of Sterling, Colorado, is spending a fortnight with his brother, F. H. Morison, on Fern street. Mr. Morison is a son of the late Captain James M. Morison, who for a number of years wintered in this city."
The 1916 West Palm Beach, Florida directory has "Morrison Frank H. (Ola) at 314 Fern and Sterling, COlorado.
October 15, 1917 "N.R. and R. J. Morison (must be F.H.) of Sterling, Colorado are making their brother, R. J. Morison a visit."
December 12, 1917 Traer, Iowa "R. J. Morison and son Donald are visiting the John Morison family of Sterling, COlo."
Frank is in Sterling in 1920, making farm loans, with Viola 42 born in Nebraska.
Sept 14, 1920 Traer, Iowa "R. J. Morison is at Sterling, Colorado, looking after farming intersts."
In 1930 Sterling, on Hamilton street, Frank is retired, 67, Viola M. 53, born in Nebraska.
In 1940 Denver, "Fred" is 77, Viola 63. They had been in Phoenix, Arizona in 1935.
Frank 1863-1945 is buried in Tama County, Iowa, dying in Sterling, per # 617777967. "Frank's obituary states that he was born in Canada on Mar. 7, 1862, and came to the Traer arrea with his family in 1870. Following his own education, he taught school in the Traer vicinity for several years. He then started a mercantile business with his father.
He married Jennie Hartshorn in 1886, and they moved to Estherville, Iowa. They operated a grocery there. Jennie died in 1914, and Frank moved to Sterling, CO. Several years later, he married Viola Waugh of Denver. Frank became a real estate agent, and was an extensive land owner. He was also active in the Masonic Temple. He remained in Sterling until his death. "
Viola (Waugh) Morison 1877-1957 is buried in Tama County # 61777988.
James registered for WWI in Sterling, born June 15, 1892 at Traer, Iowa, farming, with a wife.
In 1920 Sterling, James is a real estate agent, 27, with Helen 24, both born in Iowa. Jennie and Josephine, both 1, were bornin Colorado.
In 1930 Sterling, they have the twins, and Frank 5. Helen's parents SAllen and Josephine Buter, both 68 are with them.
In 1940 Sterling they have the three kids, none employed.
James registered for WWII with a Sterling address, working at 201 Main Street. with reference Mrs. Agnes B. Morison.
1944 " One of the best 100 acre irrigated farms in the South Platte Valley -- triple water supply -- improvements -- well rented -- 100 acres fall plowed for beets -- not an acre of waste land on the unit -- R.B.A. electric service -- close to Sterling Sugar factory -- wonderful production record -- could be nicely divided into smaller units -farms such as this type not often on the market and if you are a judge of good farm lands and are really on the market, you will not be disappointed in making further investigation.
J. H. MORISON, Sterling, Colorado.
Frank H. Morison, 88, a resident of Fleming, Colorado and Litchfield Park, Arizona passed away on August 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado of natural causes. Frank was born on February 20, 1925 in Sterling, Colorado to James H. Morison and Agnes Helen (Butler) Morison. He was the youngest of three children. Frank grew up in Sterling and graduated from Sterling High School in 1942. After high school, he went on to University of Colorado, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1946. While at CU, he met the love of his live, Faith Engle. They were married in 1946. Frank continued his studies at the University of Colorado and Harvard law school. While attending law school, Frank enlisted and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, where he served honorably during World War II in the Pacific. After the war, Frank continued his legal studies at CU and graduated with an LLB in law. After law school, Frank joined Holland & Hart in Denver as one of the firm's first lawyers. He was a brilliant lawyer who literally helped create environmental law in the United States and founded the American Bar Association's Section on Environmental Law. He was also responsible for creating the Land Use Commission and Land Use Commission legislation in Colorado. He championed the vision of the regional office concept and Rocky Mountain preeminence that fueled and sustained Holland & Hart's success. Frank was revered by his clients, not just for his legal acumen, but because he truly made his clients his friends, and his friends his clients. Frank was a gifted mentor to many of Holland & Hart's lawyers. Frank had a wonderful sense of humor, with an infectious laugh, as well as a gift for friendship. He lived life large; was a great raconteur and story-teller. He loved to play golf and was a member of the Denver Country Club for many years. He also enjoyed playing golf in Litchfield Park, Arizona as a member of the Wigwam Country Club, where he and Faith spent many winters. In his retirement, Frank took up cooking and became famous for his Orange Marmalade Jam, which won a blue ribbon at the Logan County Fair one summer.
Concurrent with his legal career, Frank continued to be involved in managing the family's wheat farms in northeastern Colorado. He was passionate about being a good steward of the land and was at the forefront of the sustainable agricultural movement. Upon retiring from his legal practice, he enthusiastically returned full time to farming. He never missed a wheat harvest regardless of where he was living. He traveled all over the country to meet with farmers and experts to learn and share his knowledge of soil conservation and enrichment.
Frank and Faith were lifelong members of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado. More recently, he also attended Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Frank is survived by his three children, Mary Faith Morison of Searsmont, Maine; Frank Butler Morison and his wife Crystal of Goodyear, Arizona and Ironton, Missouri; and Bruce Engle Morison and his wife Melinda of Whitefish, Montana. He is survived by five grandchildren, Kathleen (Zachary) Elledge, Matthew Morison; Claire B. Morison, Jake E. Morison and Emily J. Morison. Frank is also survived by his older sister, Jennie Soderstrom of Littleton, Colorado and by niece Barry Jo Hannah and nephews, Karl Soderstrom and Kurt Soderstrom.
Frank was predeceased by his beloved wife Faith, his son James, his parents James & Helen and his older sister Josephine. A Memorial Service for Frank will be held at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Fleming Colorado Community Library.
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