Sydney photographed in 1880 at Circular Quay
Ron’s Maternal Great-Grandfather 1876–1929
When Alfred Morris was born on 3 March 1876, in New South Wales, his father, Amiel, was 54 and his mother, Clarissa, was 29. He married Matilda Wilkinson on 28 April 1898, in Surry Hills, New South Wales. They had two children during their marriage. Alfred died suddenly on 12 October 1929, in Lewisham, New South Wales, at the age of 53, and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery two days later.
Alfred was born on 3rd March 1876, in Darlington, New South Wales to Clarissa Fanny Smith, age 29, and Amiel Morris, age 54.
Residence and Occupation
Alfred lived his entire lifetime in Sydney and the nearby suburbs of Woolloomooloo, Annandale, Petersham and Summer Hill. Initially he worked as an Iron Moulder, but during his later years became a Florist.
Siblings of Alfred Morris
- Herbert Morris [1873-1917]
- Florence Morris [1878-1944]
- James Morris [1880-1880]
- Elvena Beatrice Morris [1881-1956]
Alfred Morris married Matilda Wilkinson on 28 April 1898, at 439 Riley Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, when he was 22 years old. The marriage was conducted in accordance with rites of Primitive Methodist Church.
Children of Alfred and Matilda
Two children, Frederick George Morris and William Thomas Alfred Morris, were born to Alfred and Matilda Morris at Annandale, New South Wales during a period of three years from 1898 to 1900.
Death of Father
His father, Amiel Morris aged 81, died on 3 May 1904 at Newtown, New South Wales, Australia and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery.
Baptism of Alfred Morris
Following the death of his father, Alfred, aged 29, was baptised on 19 May 1905 at the Sydney Parish of St. Peter. The church records clearly show that his parents were Amiel Morris and Clarissa Fanny Smith.
Death of Mother
His mother, Clarissa Fanny Smith aged 59 known as Mrs. Morris, died on 7 October 1905 at Redfern, New South Wales, Australia and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery.
Alfred, florist, died suddenly from a heart attack on 12th October 1929, in Lewisham, New South Wales.
According to E. A. May P.M., City Coroner the cause of his death was Atheroma of coronary artery, an inquest was unnecessary.
Alfred was buried in Zone C, Section 9, Grave 3132, at the Rookwood General Cemetery in New South Wales, Australia.