Harry C.  Morrison

          Harry C. Morrison, attorney and counsellor at law, junior member of the firm of  Love, Major & Morrison,  was born in Shelby County, Ind., April 26, 1858.  His paternal ancestors were among the early residents of Pennsylvania, his grandfather, John Morrison, having been born in Westmoreland County, in that State, February 1, 1800.  Sarah J. (Carruthers) Morrison,  wife of  John Morrison,  was a native of Shenandoah County, Virginia, born January 18, 1811.  The family came to Shelbyville, August, 1832, and opened a hotel, the " Morrison House," a name by which it is still known.  George C. Morrison, our subject's father, was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, August 15, 1829, and his mother, whose maiden name was  Ann Doble,  was born at Dobletown, Shelby County, Ind., April 14, 1833.  George C. and Ann Morrison, were the parents of six children, the subject of this biography being the third in number. Harry C. Morrison received a liberal education, and early determined to make the legal profession his life work, and at the age of eighteen entered the law office of Love & Connor, where he pursued his studies until admitted to practice in Shelby Circuit Court, May 27, 1879.  Soon after his admission to the bar he effected a co-partnership with B. F. Love, and the firm thus formed continued until September, 1882, when he became a member of the law firm of Love, Major & Morrison.  Mr. Morrison has made a creditable record as a lawyer, and is in the enjoyment of a large and lucrative practice in the courts of Shelby and adjoining counties. He stands high professionally, and in addition to his legal business, takes an active interest in all measures having for their object the public good.  On the 16th day of May, 1878, Mr. Morrison was united in marriage to  Miss Laura Ray,  daughter of  Hon. Martin M. Ray   Mrs. Morrison was born in Shelbyville, Ind., August 20, 1859, and is the mother of six children, viz.:  Clarine B.,  Susie R.,  Annie E.,  Martha L.,  William C. and  Cordelia.  Mr. Morrison was made a Mason, August 4, 1882, since which time he has risen high in the order, being at this time a Chapter Member and a Sir Knight.  He is also prominently identified with the Odd Fellows fraternity, joining the same in 1882.  He wields a political influence for the Democratic party, but has never been a partisan in the sense of seeking official position.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  "Shelbyville Sketches," page 517-18, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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