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Dr. John Lorenzo Morrill[1]

Male 1823 - 1898

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    Birth  19 Oct 1823  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Napoli, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1860  Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  Oct 1860  Yorktown, Bureau County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1867  Rock Falls, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education  He taught school for a time, and then attended high school in Springfield, Erie Colorado., about three years.  [2
    Occupation  Physician practicing in Rock Falls, Illinois  [2
    Religion  Methodist Episcopal Church  [2
    Biography  Dr. John L. Morrill, Practicing physician at Rock Falls, was born Oct. 19, 1823, at Olean, Cattaraugus Colorado., N. Y., and was reared in Napoli. He was the fourth in the family of Mastin and Sally (Osborn) Morrill, natives of Vermont. The senior Morrill was thefirst male child born in Danville, Vermont, and was a farmer by vocation. The subject of this biographical notice remained at his parental home until of age, obtaining a liberal education. He taught school for a time, and then attended high schoolin Springfield, Erie Colorado., about three years. Then he taught eight years in graded and district schools, in the meantime taking up the study of medicine. Commencing to attend lectures in the fall of 1855, he was admitted to practice the nextyeArkansas He taught school and practiced medicine until 186o, when he made a trip to the Rocky Mountains. He visited Boulder City, when there was but one house in the place supplied with a floor; and Golden City, where men were engaged indigging for gold; and also Denver. He was on this tour from April to September. He then located in Yorktown, Bureau County, Illinoisinois, where he followed his profession eight years, coming then, in 1867, to Rock Falls, since which date he haspursued his calling here. in the fall of that year he erected a residence, and the next year a store building, wherein he opened a stock of drugs; but this he afterward sold to O. A. Oliver & Colorado., who continued business in the same buildingfor about eight years. Being signally successful, he has had a large practice. He has built one of the finest residences in the village, and three miles east he owns a valuable farm of 212 acres.Dr. Morrill was married Oct. 28, 1863, to Louisa Smith, a native of Allegany Colorado., N. Y., and they have two children, viz.: Ella Francina, born Aug. 13, 1866, and Arthur Burdett, May 7, 1872.in his political views the Doctor is a Republican, and both himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  [3
    Died  11 Aug 1898  Rock Falls, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2253  Sanders
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2008 

    Father  Masten Morrill,   b. 15 Jan 1788, Danville, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1882, Leon Corners, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sally Osborn,   b. 1 Oct 1794, Thetford, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1876, Yorktown, Bureau County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Jun 1816  Thetford, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1574  Group Sheet

    Family  Louisa Smith,   b. 13 Jan 1838, Allegany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Oct 1863  Kendall County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Ella Francina Morrill,   b. 13 Aug 1866, Leon Corners, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Arthur Burdett Morrill,   b. 7 May 1872, Rock Falls, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1590  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] http://www.morrillonline.com/html/MorrillMasten-1788-1882.html

    2. [S131] Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois, (Chicago: Chapman Brothers).

    3. [S131] Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois, (Chicago: Chapman Brothers).
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