On October 3, 1870, William and James Morrison were naturalized as US citizens in Keokuk County, Iowa
Sadie Morrison Shuger's rememberances said her uncle Will died in Oregon in the same year as Sadie's father (1912). The Oregon state archives death index has a William B. Morrison who died August 9, 1912 in Jackson Co. The certificate says he was only age 38, and Jackson Co. is well south of Polk Co. so that must be a different William Morrison. The William Morrison here died on August 11, 1909 according to his tombstone.
The links between the Morrison family found in Oregon and this William Morrison from Ireland and Iowa are because the 1900 census entry for the Oregon William fits very well with the earlier Iowa census records. The 1900 census entry for William Morrison in Oregon differs a little bit from Sadie's account since that census says he immigrated in 1868 (which isn't before James' 1863-4 emigration), and it also states he was born in Nov., 1823, instead of June, 1825. So the match isn't perfect, but given the frequent inaccuracy of census records, the two families appear to be the same.
In 1996, Dennis Nicklaus was fortunate enough to get in touch with Rita (Morrison) Colyer, a descendent of William. Rita didn't really know much about William's origins at the time, but she did supply William's birthdate, which matches well with his baptismal records, and she also knew the wife of her great-grandfather William was named Jennie Weir, which again is a perfect match with the William Morrison of this branch. This coupled with the census match-ups between Oregon and Iowa shows the William Morrison branch in Oregon is the same as the one in Keokuk County, Iowa. It turns out the rememberances of Sadie (Morrison) Shuger were slightly mistaken since William died in 1909 (exact birth and death dates are on his tombstone) in Oregon, not 1912.
William and family went to Oregon in the late 1880s. They are still in Iowa for the 1885 census. Rita (Morrison) Colyer found that William bought his first property, in Pedee, Polk County, Oregon on August 20, 1889. He purchased an 80 acre ranch for $1000, and the deed was recorded July 30, 1891 (a month after his wife died).
Smith Cemetery was relocated from the Camp Adair area in 1943. It is behind Fircrest Cemetery which is on the main road.
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