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By Joseph Wallace, M. A.
of the Springfield Bar
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

ISAAC C. MORRIS. - Isaac C. Morris, a son of Thomas F. Morris, was born on the home farm in this county, April 7, 1868, and was educated in the public schools of that locality. He early became familiar with all the duties which fall to the lot of the agriculturist and for the past fifteen years has practically had charge of the farm, thus relieving his father of much business care and responsibility. He is quite extensively engaged in the raising and feeding of stock, fattening a carload or more for the city markets each year. He is also interested in the breeding of horses, making a specialty of pure blooded Percherons, and he owns some fine saddle horses, a three-year-old, Cecil Whirlwind, having carried off the first prize at the State Fair in 1903.

On the 5th of February, 1890, in this county, was celebrated the marriage of Isaac C. Morris and Miss Mattie Troxell. The is also a native of Cooper township and a daughter of Peter Troxell. Mr. and Mrs. Morris have three children living, Eugene Troxell, Mamie Ruth and Harold Lynn, while one son, Chester William, died in infancy. Like his father Mr. Morris votes with the Republican party. Socially he is a prominent member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Mechanicsburg, in which he has filled a number of offices, being deputy grand master and grand captain in the Patriarch Militant for two years. He stands high both in business and social circles, being a man of more than ordinary ability and pleasant and genial in manner.

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