Moses Morris papers, 1894-1932

Morris, Moses, 1844-1937

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.2 linear ft.
Moses Morris (b. 1844) was a Jewish pioneer and businessman in Helena, Montana. Collection (1894-1932) consists of a scrapbook commemorating his 80th birthday; and correspondence, clippings, and miscellany relating to his life-long membership in various Masonic organizations.
Collection (1894-1932) consists of a scrapbook commemorating his 80th birthday; and correspondence, clippings, and miscellany relating to his life-long membership in various Masonic organizations.
Moses Morris was born in Prussia on May 5, 1844, one of six children of Joachim and Esther (Schlesinger) Morris. He came to the United States in 1858, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, and worked as a peddler there. He traveled to Denver, Colorado, in 1860 and entered a partnership with his brother. In 1863 their building burned, and the following year Morris relocated to Virginia City, Montana. He moved to Helena in 1865 and worked as a clerk in a grocery store. He was a founder of the electric light company and the street railway company and was involved with other businesses. He also served as a city alderman and was active in the Masons.
Moses Morris married Emma Anson in 1878. They had 5 children. He died in Helena November 8, 1937 and is buried at the Home of Peace Jewish cemetery.

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