Lillian May Morris


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1. David Bailey Crosland Sr

2. George Cornelius Southerland Jr.

Lillian May Morris

  • Born: 9 Aug 1905, Cabarrus Co., NC
  • Marriage (1): David Bailey Crosland Sr circa 1928
  • Marriage (2): George Cornelius Southerland Jr. circa 1935 in North Carolina
  • Died: 16 Jun 2000, Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC at age 94
  • Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus Co., N.C.

bullet   Another name for Lillian was Liddy.


bullet  General Notes:

Lillian appears to be be the daughter of Zeb A. Morris and Ethel ? Zeb appears to have been first married to Sallie Culp ca 1889 and to have had 1 child with Sallie: William Colb Morris (born August 4, 1891 in Harrisburg, Cabarrus Co., NC). Zeb married Ethel Henderson ca 1897 and Mirian E. Morris was born July 1898.

The 1900 Federal Census for Kings Creek, Cabarrus, North Carolina, District 24, page 230A, dated June 19, 1900 records Zebulon A. (Jan 1860 - NC/NC/NC) and Ethel E. (March 1879 - NC/NC/NC) Morris and children Mirian E. (July 1898 - female) and Colb W. (Aug 1891). This is the 2nd marriage for Zeb and 1st for Ethel and that Zebulon has been married for 11 years (marked thru and "3" written over the mark) while Ethel has been married for 3 years. Ethel has had 1 child. Zeb is a Hardware Merchant.

The 1910 Federal Census for Concord, Ward 3, Cabaruus Co., NC, District 69, page 253B, dated April 15, 1910 records Zeb A. (50 - NC/NC/NC) and Ethel H. (31 - NC/NC/NC) Morris and children William C. (18), Mirian E. (11 - male), Zeb A. (8), Rea H. (6 - male), Lillian M. (5), and Hubert L. (3). This is the 2nd marriage for Zeb and 1st for Ethel. They have been married for 13 years and have had 5 children all of whom are still living. Zeb is a Dealer in Real Estate.
Note: From the book Whose Who in American Aeronautics by Lester D. Gardner - Aviation Publishing Corporation, 1922: Page 78 - "William Colb Morris, 1st Lieut. Air Service, born Harrisburg, NC August 4, 1891, son of Zeb A. Morris and Sallie (Culp) Morris..."

The 1940 Federal Census for Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC, District 13-33A, page 640A, dated April 3, 1940 records Lillian (33) and George (41) Southerland with children David Crossland (10) and Ralph Southerland (2) living at 167 North Church Street. George has completed 3 years of college and is employed as the District Manager for an Electrical Supply Company earning $4,000 working 48 weeks during the last year. On April 1, 1935 he was living in Charlotte, N. C. as was Lillian and David. Lillian has completed 2 years of college and is not employed.

bullet  Research Notes:

North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
Name: Lillian May Morris
Event Type: Delayed Birth
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1905
Birth County: Cabarrus
Parent1 Name: Zebulon A Morris
Parent2 Name: Laura E Henderson
Roll number: NCVR_B_C016_68001
Volume: 23
Page: 124

When Lillian May Morris was born on August 9, 1905, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, her father, Zebulon, was 45 and her mother, Ethel, was 26. She has two children with George Southerland and one child with David B Crosland. She died on June 16, 2000, in Concord, North Carolina, at the age of 94, and was buried there.

The NC Death Certificate for Zeb Alexander Morris Sr. indicates he was born January 2, 1860 in Cabarrus Co., NC and died Oct 14, 1948 in Poplar Tent, Cabarrus Co., NC. His parents were Philemon Milton Morris and Louie Alexander both of Mecklenburg Co., NC.
The NC Death Certificate for Zeb's wife, Ethel Henderson Morris indicates she was born March 1, 1879 in North Carolina and died Nov 9, 1975 in Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC. Her father was Isaac Henderson and her mother is listed as unknown. Zeb and Ethel are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC.

bullet  Medical Notes:

North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
Name: Lillian May Southerland
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Non-Hispanic
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 241804048
Father's Last Name: Morris Sr
Age: 94 Years
Date of Birth: 9 Aug 1905
Birth County: Cabarrus
Residence City: Concord
Residence County: Cabarrus
Residence State: North Carolina
Residence Zip Code: 28025
Education: 12th grade
Date of Death: 16 Jun 2000
Death City: Concord
Death County: Cabarrus
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: Autopsy Not Performed
Autopsy Findings: Autopsy findings were not considered in determining cause of death
Institution: Nursing Home
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in-state
Recorded Date: 20 Jun 2000
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics


Lillian married David Bailey Crosland Sr circa 1928. (David Bailey Crosland Sr was born on 4 Dec 1902 in Richmond Co., North Carolina, died on 19 May 1953 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC and was buried on 21 May 1953 in St. Pauls Methodist Cemetery, Rockingham Co., NC.) The cause of his death was Asphyxiation / Carbon Monoxide.


Lillian next married George Cornelius Southerland Jr. circa 1935 in North Carolina. (George Cornelius Southerland Jr. was born on 3 Nov 1898 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., North Carolina, died in Jun 1969 in Concord, Cabarrus Co., N.C. and was buried in Carolina Memorial Park, Concord, Cabarrus Co., N.C..)

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