Re: MORRIS, Vaughan Earl

Thanks Dave and Eric!!

--- On Sun, 1/24/10, Marjorie Lloyd <malloyd57@...> wrote:

From: Marjorie Lloyd <malloyd57@...>
Subject: Re: [nscumber] MORRIS, Vaughan Earl
Received: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 12:12 PM


Eric and Dave,
I know that Calvin Morris and Luella Davis are Vaughan Earl Morris' parents, but I don't know who Calvin is the son of, and can't find any info on Luella.  I do know that Calvin was born in Port Greville. Also wondering about the discrepancy with Vaughan's birth date - on his death record it's August 27, 1909, while he was listed as being 22 when he married Flora Chandler on December 22, 1927, making his birth year 1905. I'll go with his death record, but wondering why he would say he was 22 when he got married, when in fact, he was only 18.

--- On Sun, 1/24/10, David Winter <davidwinter@ ns.sympatico. ca> wrote:

From: David Winter <davidwinter@ ns.sympatico. ca>
Subject: Re: [nscumber] MORRIS, Vaughan Earl
To: "nscumber" <nscumber@yahoogroup>
Received: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 11:17 AM



Thanks. His obit.

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Springhill Record, Thursday, September 23, 1954; Reel #3215, PANS, Halifax,
Vaughan Morris, 45 year old Diligent River man, was instantly killed on
Saturday morning while at work on the Parrsboro - Port Greville road paving
work. The tragedy happened near Diligent River. Mr. Morris was employed as
a signaler. He was struck by a gravel loaded truck driven by Dallas
MacDougall of Port Greville when the driver was blinded by the dust from
another truck which Mr. Morris had just flagged by. The victim was a son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Morris of Port Greville. He is survived by his
widow, the former Flora Chandler of Diligent River and by nine children,
Maurine (Mrs. Paul Colpitts), Diligent River; St. Clair and Conrad in
Ontario; Barbara (Mrs. Rainnie O'Laney), of Parrsboro; Michael with the
Canadian Army at Camp Petawawa, Ont.; and Boyde, Carman, Isabel and
five-year-old Ester, all at home. Also surviving are three sisters - Mrs.
James Smith and Mrs. Jud Corie, both of Kentville and Mrs. Fred Wade of
Halifax. The funeral service conducted by Reverend D.H. Gass of Trinity
United Church, was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmerson Pettigrew,
(Mrs. Pettigrew being a sister of Mrs. Morris) in Parrsboro at 2:30 on
Monday afternoon, with interment in the United Cemetery in Parrsboro.

(immediately beneath the obituary was the following article)

Parrsboro, N.S., September 21. A verdict of accidental death was brought in
by a coroner's jury here on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, empaneled to
inquire into the death of Vaughan Morris, 45 year old Diligent River man,
who was instantly killed on Saturday morning, September 18th while employed
as a signaller on the paving work of the Parrsboro - Port Greville highway.
Coroner, Dr. C.S. Henderson presided with the following jury panel: George
Wilson (foreman), Leo Tibbetts, Joseph Kendrick, Ryerson Winters, George
Weffell, R. Bond, D.J. MacDougall, Harland MacIntosh, James Best, Arthur
Guthreau, Percy Sterling, Gerald McDade. The verdict given by the jury was
as follows: "We the jury find that Vaughan Morris came to his death by
stepping into the side of the truck driven by Dallas MacDougall. We also
find there is no blame attached to Mr. Dallas MacDougall and that death was

Source: Dave Winter; 24 Jan 2010
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On 1/24/10 12:06 AM, "keysie" <keysie@... .ca> wrote:

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> NSARM Cumberland County death registrations
> Year: 1954 Page: 6238
> Name: MORRIS, Vaughan Earl
> DoB: 1909-08-27 NS
> DoD: 1954-09-18 Parrsboro-Port Greville Hwy, NS
> Age: 45y 0m 22d
> Cause: fractured skull due to highway accident/DOA
> struck by truck on highway, fractured skull, died instantly
> - Lewis R Ryan MD
> Occupation: labourer
> Marital status: married
> Spouse: Flora Morris
> c/o: Calvin Morris (NS) & "not known" (USA)
> Burial: 1951-09-21 Parrsboro, NS
> Undertaker: S W Smith & Son
> Informant: Conrad Morris, son, Diligent River
> [collected by EMKeys 2010-01-24]
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