Martha F. Parker
(1857-After 1910)
James Cephus Pierce
(Cir 1880-After 1930)
Bertha O. Morris
(1883-After 1930)
Morris Woodward Pierce


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Selma Jones

Morris Woodward Pierce

  • Born: 17 Jan 1913, Nansemond Co, VA.
  • Marriage: Selma Jones
  • Died: 9 Feb 2004, Suffolk City, Virginia at age 91
  • Buried: Holly Lawn Cemetery, Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, VA

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The 1920 Federal Census for Virginia, Suffolk (Independent City), Suffolk Ward 3, District 220 records James C. (40) and Bertha O. (36) Pierce with children Beatress O. (12), Morris W. (7), and John C. (1 9/12) living at 201 Jackson Street. James is a Building Carpenter.

The 1930 Federal Census for Virginia, Nansemond Co., Holy Neck, District 7, page 103A/B records Morris W. Pierce [indexed as Perce at] (17-VA/VA/NC) in the home of his parents James C. (49) and Bertha O. (45) Pierce. Also in the household are siblings John C. (12), Raymond S. (9), and Bertha T. (6). Morris is listed as employed as a messenger boy for the telegraph.

The obituary for Morris W. Pierce - Suffolk News-Herald (Feb/12/2004)
Morris Woodward "Pappy" Pierce, 91, of Suffolk, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in Obici Hospital (located on Godwin Boulevard in Suffolk). Born on Jan. 17, 1913, in Nansemond County, he was a son of the late James Cephus and Bertha Morris Pierce, and widower of Selma Jones Pierce and Catherine" Kitty" Pierce, and father of the late Morris W. Pierce Jr.
Mr. Pierce had retired from the Navy and Union Camp.
He was the oldest member of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, and was a member of Suffolk Lodge No. 30 AF&AM.
He is survived by his daughter, Lucy Cutchins Stewart, and her husband, Marvin; brother, John Pierce; sister, Virginia Rawls; granddaughter, Toni S. Camacho; grandson, Tracy L. Stewart, and wife, Lyn; great-grandson, Augie Camacho, all of Suffolk.
The funeral home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, by the Rev. T. Floyd Irby, with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery.
The service with Masonic rites will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a visitation until 8:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.


Morris married Selma Jones, daughter of Brock Darden Jones Sr. and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Selma Gertrude Rawls. (Selma Jones was born on 22 Apr 1914 in Nansemond Co, VA, died on 15 Oct 1963 in Nansemond Co, VA. and was buried in Holy Neck Christian Church Cemetery, Suffolk, VA..)

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