A son of one of the Kittitas Valley’s earliest pioneer families, Abraham David Morrison, died in the Ellensburg General Hospital at 10:30 a.m. today [March 28, 1953], at the age of 69. He had been seriously ill for the past two months and entered the hospital Friday.
He was one of seven children of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison, who came to the valley in 1870. He was born on the original Morrison homestead, one mile northeast of the town of Kittitas, and attended the Denmark district school. He married Rose Dorothy Davis of Ellensburg, here, May 18, 1919.
During the early part of his adult life, Morrison engaged in contracting in Kittitas. In 1932, he took a ranch in Badger Pocket, which he worked until 1946, when he retired to live in Ellensburg.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary McDonald of Route 2, Ellensburg; four sons, Dave Morrison of Route 3, Ellensburg, Ed and Roy Morrison of Route 2, Ellensburg, and Cpl. Ralph Morrison, with the US Air Force at Biloxi, Miss.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Evenson Funeral Home.
My information says that Abe was born January 9, 1883 which would make him 70 years old. His mother was Catherine Wheeler.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman