Born 02 May 1943 to Percy Iven & Flossie Lola(Love)Morrison in Kankakee, IL. Attended school in the Kankakee area until I graduated from Kankakee Senior High School in 1961. Graduated with a BS Degree from Illinois State University, Normal, IL., in 1965. Taught in Rich Township Schools, District 227, Richton Park, IL., for the next 35 years. During that time, I earned a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, IL. I completed all the requirements for a doctorate in history from Illinois State University except for the last chapter of my dissertation; hence I am classified as "ABD"--all but dissertation. Retired from Rich Township(Rich South)in 2000.
I then went to work for the Forest Preserve District of Will County in their "Operations" Department. I was stationed at the Monee Reservoir, just south of Monee, IL., for eight years, before I retired from that position. My intentions are to stay retired, but one never knows,
Married twice. Have two sons, Darren Ray (deceased-04 Jan 2010) & Scott Douglas Morrison. Have lived in unincorporated Monee since 1982 in the log cabin home I and my wife built on 2 1/2 wooded acres. Completed a "Love Family" history in 1994 for my Mother's side of the family--the Loves. Am currently working on a family history of the Morrisons of Illinois.I take a great deal of pride in being a contributor to Find A Grave. All pictures taken are sent through several photo programs to come up with the best enhanced picture possible before it is posted to a memorial. The last thing I wish to do is offend anyone with the postings I make to Find A Grave. If you object to any posting, please alert me and I will remove it. Please do not send me obituaries to post to memorials I have created. Find A Grave specifically suggests "It is best to not copy obituary notices from newspapers... to memorials..."
I prefer you leave a public message, but you may email if you wish.
Sophia Oldendorf Don, Could you please transfer Sophia Oldendorf (32564513 - buried in Black Walnut Cemetery) to me - 46774182)? She is the daughter of my g-g-grandparents, Friedrich & Catharina Maria Nietfeldt Oldendorf. Thank you, Missy
Photo permission Hiya. Thanks for your efforts at Find A Grave. I'm writing to ask for your permission to use your headstone photos of my family members with my public family tree at Ancestry.com. You and Find A Grave would be credited. The one I'm looking at is for Garland Landess (No. 36287427), but there might be others. Please reference Garland Landess when responding. Thanks again. -- Randall McCoach, Albuquerque, N.M., MyCatCyd@yahoo.com
I have just recently returned from a trip to Peotone, Illinois where I "visited" with some of my ancestors at the Peotone Cemetery.
I also visited the old Goodspeed Farmstead at the edge of the township. The old Goodspeed home is still there. There is a question about whether it was built by Samuel Goodspeed or his daughter and son-in-law James & Harriet "Hattie" Goodspeed Morrison after they moved onto the farmstead.
With your home being in Monee, I am guessing that you might descend from this same Morrison family. Is that true? Hattie Goodspeed was my 3rd great aunt. Are we cousins?
RE: Marcellis Simpson Don, I presume that my sources didn't get sent. Marcellis's vital statistics came from his father's obituary, Census records, Cook County Marriage Index, Cook County Death Index. He was a distant cousin to me, both of us descended from Samuel and Mary Swain Simpson of NC. Charles