Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Block 30. A Stitch in Time

by Terry Thornton

A stitch in time. . . Block 30 of the circa 1931 Friendship Quilt in the Museum of the Itawamba County Historical Society

MORRIS, W.D., Block 30

The SSI Death Index lists W.D. Morris as born September 28, 1920. His last residence was Shannon, Lee County, Mississippi, where he died April 1, 2003. No additional information was found of W.D. Morris.

It is possible that the initials are reversed on the quilt and this is Dock Wheeler Morris 1898 - 1970 buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery next to Nola Margaret Morris according to Burton-Cruber.

MORRIS, W.D. Mrs., Block 30

See entry above for W.D. Morris. No information was found on Mrs. W.D.Morris.

Nola Margaret Morris 1896 - ___ is named next to Dock Wheeler Morris in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery listing by Burton-Cruber.

MORRIS, C.A., Block 30

Charles A. Morris 1920 - 1971 was the husband of Eleanor Boren Morris. According to IHS member Kermit McFerrin, he and Eleanor had two daughters, Carolyn and Janice.

See additional information at Eleanor Boren at Block 11.

Charles Morris 1920 - 1971 is buried at Itawamba Memorial Garden.

MORRIS, Clytie, Block 30

The names of C.A. Morris and Clytie Morris both on Block 30 is indication that they may be related. No information, however, was found on Clytie Morris of Itawamba County. More research is needed on Clytie Morris.

If you have additional information about any of the names on this quilt square, please post a comment below. Your help is needed to "write" the story of this almost eighty-year old quilt.

A stitch in time . . . The 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt

Win the king-sized 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt being prepared by the Itawamba Historical Society. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each. Get your tickets from the Society by visiting at the corner of Church Street and Museum Drive, Mantachie, Mississippi, or by writing to the Itawamba Historical Society, PO Box 7, Mantachie, MS 38855.


Family information from Memories from Itawamba County: A Friendship Quilt circa 1931 --- A Stitch in Time by Terry Thornton with assistance from Members of the Itawamba Historical Society, Itawamba Settlers, Quarterly Journal of the Itawamba County, Mississippi, History and Genealogy. Winter 2009, Pages 143-61.

Square from 1931 Friendship Quilt photographed by Terry Thornton, September 3, 2009, Bond's House Museum, Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie, Mississippi.

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