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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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S. D. MORRIS, photographer, Sharpsburg, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1865, a son of Thomas Morris, who came to America when twenty-four years of age, from South Wales. Our subject came to Allegheny county when a mere child, and secured an education, partly by his own energy and by the hard work of his mother. At thirteen years of age he commenced the study of drawing, which he has since successfully followed, and has received instruction from prominent masters. He is skilled at all kinds of crayon and water-color work, and makes a specialty of photography and portraits. He married, in 1885, Emma, daughter of William Cooper. Mr. Morris is a member of the Mystic Chain, Jr. O. U. A. M. and I. O. of H. He attends Grace Church, of Sharpsburg, and is a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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