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Eliza A. MORRIS

Female 1840 - 1926  (86 years)


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  • Name Eliza A. MORRIS 
    Born 13 Jul 1840  Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN WTXH-80 
    Died 13 Sep 1926  Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Per the Civil War Pension File of Cornelius MORRIS, brother of Eliza, their parents were both born in OHIO. Since Eliza was born in OHIO about 1842, compiler has made the assumption that her parent were born there, then moved to Elkhart County, IN between 1842 and 1845 where Cornelius was born in December, 1845.

      Per Emma PFEIFFER, the granddaughter of Eliza, Eliza was first married to Mr. STANLEY, then later to a Mr. SNIDER. . . . The information in her brother's pension file indicates that the MORRIS family remained in Elkhart County most of their lives. It would seem that Eliza moved to Marshall County after one of her marriages, since her daughter, Elscinda was married there.

      REFERENCES:

      1. Emma B. (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST; 1790 E. 54th Street #225, Indianapolis, IN 46220. (grandau. of Eliza MORRIS)
      2. Civil War Pension File #719-829: Cornelius MORRIS, brother. National Archives, Washington, DC. (Copy owned by compiler/Emma GILCHRIST.)

      (2) A household headed by Eliza STANLY is listed in the 1880 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN. [The compiler believes that Eliza's surname was really STANLEY.]

      Eliza is listed in the 1880 census as a widowed housekeeper who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH.

      Listed with Eliza is her daughter, Mary E., who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1864. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IN.

      Also listed with Eliza is her daughter, Elicinda, who was then 14 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1866. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Eliza's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

      Also listed with Eliza is her son, Isaac, who was then 10 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1870. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Isaac's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

      Also listed with Eliza is her daughter, Emma, who was then 8 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1872. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Emma's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

      Also listed with Eliza is her son, Willie, who was then 6 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1874. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Willie's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

      Also listed with Eliza is her son, Stephen, who was then 2 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1878. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Stephen's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

      (3) Eliza SNYDER is listed in a household headed by her step-son, Curtis SNYDER, in the 1900 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

      Eliza is listed in the 1900 census as a person who was born in July 1840 and was then 59 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 10 years and had theretofore given birth to 7 children, 4 of whom were then living. Her husband, Michael SNIDER, is not listed with her in this household; instead he is listed in the household next door.

      (4) Eliza SNYDER is listed in a household headed by her son-in-law, John C. PFEIFFER, in the 1910 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

      Eliza is listed in the 1910 census as a widow who was then 64 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1910 census, she was born in the U.S., and both of her parents were born in the U.S. According to the 1910 census, she had theretofore given birth to 6 children, 3 of whom were then living.

      (5) Obituary, The Bremen Enquirer, Bremen, IN, September 16, 1926:

      Mrs. Michael Snyder Dies At Home Of Daughter

      Mrs. Michael Snyder, eighty-six years old, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Pfeiffer, with whom she had lived for the last five years. She had been ill for four months.

      Mrs. Snyder's maiden name was Elizabeth Morris. She was born in Elkhart county July 13, 1840, and was just eighty-six years and two months old at the time of her death Monday. December 3, 1863, she was united in marriage with George Stanley, who died Feb. 26, 1878. Six children were born to this union, three of whom survive - Mrs. Pfeiffer of Bremen, Isaac Stanley of Bloomfield, Montana, and James Stanley of South Bend.

      In October 1881, she was married to Michael B. Snyder, who died Dec. 10, 1906. One child was born to them, who died about eighteen years ago. She is survived by her two sons and one daughter and one brother, Cornelius Morris of Wakarusa. There are fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

      Funeral services were held at the Pfeiffer home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. A. Kaley of Salem Evangelical church officiating. Burial was in the South Union cemetery.

      [Note by compiler: If this obituary is correct, the decedent gave birth to a child when the decedent was about 68 years of age!]

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      Eliza A Snyder
      Birth: Jul. 13, 1840
      Death: Sep. 13, 1926

      Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

      Created by: Karen K
      Record added: May 25, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 90704551
    Person ID I10  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Isaac MORRIS, II,   b. 7 Feb 1804, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1883, Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth SAILOR,   b. 28 Feb 1805, Guernsey [later Monroe, now Noble] County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1882, Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Sep 1825  Monroe County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George STANLEY,   b. Abt 1834, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1878, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1863  Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Ancestry.com, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1845-1920, Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

      Elkhart County, Indiana
      Index to Marriage Record
      1850 - 1920 Inclusive
      Volume III
      Letters L - Q Inclusive
      Name: Eliza A. Morris
      Spouse: Geo. W. Stanley
      Marriage Date: 03 Dec 1863
      Book: 2
      OSPage: 179
      County: Elkhart
    Children 
     1. Emma STANLEY,   b. 28 Mar 1872, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1898, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     2. James William STANLEY,   b. Jan 1873, Starke County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1927, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [natural]
     3. Steven H. STANLEY,   b. 22 Oct 1877, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1886, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Elizabeth STANLEY,   b. 25 Sep 1864, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1918, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     5. Eliscinda STANLEY,   b. 10 Aug 1866, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1948, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     6. Isaac O. STANLEY,   b. 4 Apr 1870, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1954, Hubbard, Marion County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Michael B. SNIDER,   b. Nov 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1906, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1881  Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • (1) Ancestry.com, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1845-1920, Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

      Elkhart County Indiana
      Index to Marriage Record
      1850 - 1920 Inclusive
      Volume IV
      Letters R - T Inclusive
      Name: Eliza Ann Stanley
      Spouse: Michael B. Snider
      Marriage Date: 11 Oct 1881
      Book: 3
      OSPage: 587
      County: Elkhart
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Eliza A. MORRIS
    Eliza A. MORRIS
    The names of 3 persons are inscribed on this tombstone: Eliza A. SNYDER, John C. PFEIFFER (Eliza's son-in-law) and Ellacinda PFEIFFER (Eliza's daughter).
    Eliza A. MORRIS
    Eliza A. MORRIS

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseonline], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: George W. Stanley Spouse Name: Eliza A. Morris Marriage Date: 3 Dec 1863 Marriage County: Elkhart.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseonline], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: Michael B. Snider Spouse Name: Eliza A Stanley Marriage Date: 11 Oct 1881 Marriage County: Elkhart.