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Letter to Eunice Lestra Stewart Rogers Morrison from her father, Andrew Jackson Stewart

El Paso National Bank
Capital $150,000.00 Surplus and Profits $75,000.00
U.S. Depository El Paso Texas, Feb, 12, 1892

E. L. Morrison,
[???]
Dear Daughter,
I arrived here on the 10th At 4:30 A.M. Of the 11th we was aroused by the alarm of fire. I was in the 4 floor [???] story near where this fire was and not in a mood for cremation. I left in a hurry with part of my clothes in my hand. Draped my vest and wallets. Did not stop to put it on. I did not think it was worth stopping for that. When I got on the street I had a coat and pants to put on and that was better than a great many others. I had to buy me a vest and clean shirt before I could go to breakfast. I had two large satchels full of [???] and a Winchester riffle and pistol and 300 rounds of ammunition. Lost all. I can't get another paper or would send one to you to give an account of the fire. I sent one home but did not tell that I lost every thing I had. Write me to Santa Rosali's, Chilmahua, Rep. Mexico, Care of James Flannington.
Love to all the Family,
Andrew J. Stewart

Letter to Eunice Lestra Stewart Rogers Morrison from her daughter, Lettie. Letter dated 5/6/1918; Envelope is postmarked 11/5/1918

Salt Lake City,
May 6, 1928

Dear Mother,
I received your nice letter some time ago, and I may say letters, for you have written more than I have. But I have been doing what you saw me doing ever since you were here and I must confess, with my homework and to tired to talk when night comes. But Will made me discontinue a few days ago, but I will return again a little later. A thousand days means almost a thousand dollars and one half and I can use the money. Am awfully busy in the Ward. I am Religion Class Teacher. Conference begins Sunday night, I am the Principal with [???] lady and one gentleman assistants. Wish you could be there.
I went up in town yesterday, with the express purpose of sending some flowers to the most wonderful woman in all the world, "My Mother". I paid the florist $2.00 for one dozen white and pink Carnations in a box of ferns, and if he sent them as I ordered, they will be nice and fresh by the time they reach you; I do wish and think baby is all well by now. Have been awfully uneasy ever since your letter came. I think Percy should of come here with his Garage business. I hope you are all well. Am so sorry Poor Florence and Fred lost their car, that was an awful loss. Hope the boys are doing well. Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozen and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunshine, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one "mother" in the whole world. And excuse this rambling letter am so tired and sleepy.
Lovingly,
Lettie

Newspaper Article about Eunice Lestra Stewart [Rogers] Morrison

Provo Woman .. Visit W...

While hundred of Provoans proudly tell of shaking hands with Jack Dempsey, an 86-year-old woman, Mrs. E.L. Morrison, of 337 North Fourth West, knows a greater honor - Dempsey kissed her.

Long an admirer of the former heavyweight champion, Mrs. Morrison was visited Monday evening by Dempsey and his mother who were guests of Lester R. Taylor, Mrs. Morrison's grandson.

"Mr. Dempsey was sociable, and made himself feel at home," Mrs. Morrison says. "We talked about some of his fights, and when I told him I used to bet on him he threw back his head and laughed.

"I was in a hotel lobby in Salt Lake City when Dempsey fought Tunney the last time. When he knocked Tunney down in the seventh round for the long count I jumped up and shouted."

President Thomas N. Taylor, Mrs. Morrison's son-in-law, recently read her a letter he and Mrs. Taylor had received from President Roosevelt on their golden wedding anniversary. "But I told Dempsey they had nothing on me," Mrs. Morrison says, "for I have been kissed by a man more famous than the president."

Mrs. Morrison spends considerable time reading and memorizing. She reads both of world-wide news and current and ancient literature. At present she is re-reading Tennysen. She has memorized several of his poems.

A fine conversationalist, she speaks without hesitancy on practically any subject except her age, and when that is mentioned, she wittily discards the subject by saying: "I can't afford to tell how old I am. I might want to get married again."

Newspaper Article about Eunice Lestra Stewart [Rogers] Morrison

Family Home On Birthday

Mrs. Lestra Stewart Morrison, highly respected Provo matron, was honored at her home, 337 North Fourth West street, Sunday, 125 family members calling.

The affair was held to celebrate her birthday anniversary, which occurred Saturday, and the house was filled with choice cut flowers and potted plants sent from relatives and friends. Also, during the day, she received telegrams, cards, gifts and birthday cakes.

Mrs. Ira Morrison and Mrs. Arvil Morrison of Salt Lake City, daughters-in-law, had charge of the refreshments. The serving table was covered with a lovely lace cloth, and was centered with red tapers. A bowl of red and white carnations graced one end, while at the other, was a large red and white Valentine birthday cake.

In the evening a supper was served at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Fechser, 50 family members enjoying the tasty meal.

Mrs. Morrison was born in Payson and has lived in Provo for 40 years. She was historian for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for four years, and was an active Relief Society worker for many years.

Of her eleven children, six are living, as follows: Ira and Arvel Morrison, Salt Lake City; Stewart Morrison, Twin Falls, Ida; Mrs. T. N. Taylor, Mrs. Fred Fechser, Provo, and Mrs. Percy Greenwood, Roy, Utah. Also she has 40 grandchildren.

Article from the Provo, Utah Daily Herald, December 15, 1941

Mrs. Eunice Morrison Dies at Home in Provo

Mrs. Eunice Lestra Stewart [Rogers] Morrison, 89, well known Provo resident died today at her home, 341 North Fourth West street of causes incident to age.

She was born February 1, 1853, in Payson, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Eunice Quimby Stewart.

She received her early schooling in Provo city schools and the Brigham Young academy under the tutorship of Dr. Karl G. Maeser. Later she taught school in Spanish Fork. She was married to Isaac Rogers on Oct. 11, 1869, in the old Endowment house, Salt Lake City. For a number of years they made their home in Benjamin. She was a very devout Latter Day Saint and in her younger years was active in the Relief Society and served as secretary and teacher. She was a member of the R. O. Smoot camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and served as the camp's historian.

Mrs. Morrison was a great reader and became very well educated. She was gifted in working with the sick, in which capacity she accomplished much good.

On June 21, 1884, she married George Morrison in the old Endowment house at Salt Lake City, and shortly afterward they moved to Provo where she had lived ever since. Mr. Morrison died April 25, 1927, at Provo.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. T. N. Taylor and Mrs. J. Fred Fechser, both of Provo; Mrs. R. P. Greenwood of Roy, Utah, and Mrs. Edgar Reeves of Salt Lake City, three sons, Stewart Morrison of Twin Falls, Ida.; Ira Richard Morrison, and A. Wells Morrison of Salt Lake City; two sisters, Mrs. Nan Locander and Mrs. Robert Coreless of Paul, Ida., two brothers, Otto Wren Stewart of Benjamin, and Aaron Stewart of Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. in the Third L.D.S. ward chapel under direction of Bishop Arthur D. Taylor. Friends may call at the Berg mortuary Wednesday evening and at her home Thursday prior to services. Burial will be in the Provo city cemetery.

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