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George Van Derveer Morris

Clergyman

George Van Derveer Morris, American clergyman. Member Kentucky Board of Education, 1903-1911. Traveled and studied abroad, 1892, 1907, 11.

Background

Morris, George Van Derveer was born on December 5, 1867 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of George Kenneth and Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) Morris.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1889, A.M., 1892. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, 1891. Doctor of Divinity, Dickinson, 1907.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1892. Pastor Norwood Church, Cincinnati, 1891-1894, Batavia, O., 1894-1897, Franklin, O., 1897-1899, Clifton and Mount Lookout chs., Cincinnati, 1899-1903, Centenary Church, Lexington, Kentucky, 1903-1911, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Frankfort, Indiana, 1911-1913, First Church, Laporte, Indiana, 1913-1917, Maple Avenue Institutional and Community Church, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1917-1918, First Church, Brazil, Indiana, 1919-1920. Enforced rest, literature research and pulpit supply at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1921-1922, Federated Church, Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, June-October 1923, 24, 25.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Man for A’ That, 1902. Polly, A Fairy Tale of Love, 1907. Editorial staff writer Western Christian Advocate.Office manager W. McKee Keeley Company, since 1925.

Membership

Member Kentucky Board of Education, 1903-1911. Traveled and studied abroad, 1892, 1907, 11.

Connections

Married Anna Young Terry, May 17, 1894. Children: Anna Katharine, George William.

father:
George Kenneth Morris

mother:
Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) Morris

spouse:
Anna Young Terry

child:
Anna Katharine Morris

child:
George William Morris