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Title: Dr. Vaughan G. and Gertrude (Scott) Morris
Dates: ca. 1880s-1918

Collection Number: 2015-P-007

Quantity: 36 items (including 5 digital scans)

Abstract: Consists of early images of Mylo and Schafer, McKenzie County (N.D.), its residents, July 4th celebrations, horse racing, surveying county lots, and the Vaughan G. and Gertrude (Scott) Morris family.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Nancy Morris Nicholson, granddaughter of Vaughan and Gertrude Morris, on February 10, 2015.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
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Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
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Vaughan Godolphin Morris was born May 5, 1879 to Thomas and Mary Ann (Diggles) Morris in Watford, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the Detroit College of Medicine in 1905 and then homesteaded in the Schafer (McKenzie County, N.D.) area. Gertrude Scott Morris was born March 30, 1877 in Elk River (Minn.). She moved to North Dakota and taught school until she married Vaughan Morris. The couple had two children: Walter Vaughan and Lucille. Morris was the first doctor in McKenzie County (N.D.). The family lived in Schafer (N.D.), Watford City (N.D.), Tioga (N.D.) and Beach (N.D.). Vaughan named Watford (later named Watford City) after his home of Watford, Ontario. Vaughan Morris died April 18, 1940. Gertrude Morris died May 6, 1947.


2015-P-007-00001            Boy with pig in business district, Mylo (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00002            Man holding baby outside home or business, Mylo (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00003            Men with horse drawn cart in business district, Mylo (N.D.), ca. 1907      
2015-P-007-00004            Men beside agricultural equipment, Mylo (N.D.), ca. 1907           
2015-P-007-00005            Getting ready for the race: Jay Grantier on horseback, and Frank Frederick Gonion among large crowd, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00006            Part of the celebration: large group, including Schafer band, outside of the Schafer Record office, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00007            Jay Grantier on horseback, and Frank Frederick Gonion among crowd outside of the Schafer Record office, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00008            Group near racetrack with surveying equipment, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00009            Thaddeus S. Becker (lawyer), William Janson (surveyor), Robert B. Gore, Dimmick (or Demmick), Franz S. Kellogg, and Charles Schafer among others, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00010            Group outside hotel, McKenzie County (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00011            "The old timers," Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00012            View of Schafer park, including the bridge that Dr. Morris built, July 4, 1907
2015-P-007-00013            Residents of Schafer (N.D.) surveying county lots, corner stone under tripod, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00014            Surveying county lots, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907 ("old ship on left" or "old shep on left")
2015-P-007-00015            Group outside courthouse, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00016            Thomas McGregor, judge of horse racing on platform by racetrack, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00017            Charlson baseball club, McKenzie County (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00018            Schafer baseball club, McKenzie County (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00019            Charlson vs. Schafer baseball game, Charlson (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00020            Group of men, including  Dimmick (or Demmick), Robert B. Gore, Stillman T. Richardson, Thaddeus S. Becker, Charles Schafer, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1907
2015-P-007-00021            Group celebrating, Schafer (N.D.), July 4, 1907
2015-P-007-00022            Group celebrating, Charlson (N.D.), July 4, 1907
2015-P-007-00023            The bunch that moved the court house, along with Schafer (N.D.) residents, July 4, 1907
2015-P-007-00024            Group celebrating in business district, Schafer (N.D.), July 4, 1907
2015-P-007-00025            Two children on front steps of home, possibly Walter Vaughan and Lucille Morris, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1912-1913
2015-P-007-00026            Gertrude Morris with children Walter Vaughan and Lucille and possibly daughter Marian               and neighbor boy, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1912-1913
2015-P-007-00027            Possibly Walter Vaughan and Lucille Morris and a neighbor on wheelbarrow outside the Morris Home, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1912-1913
2015-P-007-00028            Gertrude Morris with children Walter Vaughan and Lucille and possibly daughter Marian outside the Morris home, Schafer (N.D.), ca. 1912-1913
2015-P-007-00029            Lucille Morris, McKenzie County (N.D.), ca. 1915
2015-P-007-00030            Possibly Walter Vaughan and a neighbor or relative, ca. 1917
2015-P-007-00031            Students of a country school, McKenzie County (N.D.), ca. 1915-1918
2015-P-007-00032            Group in automobile: Dr. Vaughan Morris driving, Gertrude Morris behind him, children Lucille and Walter Vaughan Morris among unidentified neighbors or relatives, McKenzie County, (N.D.), ca. 1913 (digital only)
2015-P-007-00033            Dr. Vaughan and Gertrude Morris home, Watford City (N.D.), 1915 (digital only)
2015-P-007-00034            Gertrude Morris in Schafer Park, Schafer (N.D.), 1918 (digital only)
2015-P-007-00035            Portrait of Gertrude (Scott) Morris, ca. 1890s
2015-P-007-00036            Portrait of Gertrude (Scott) Morris, ca. 1900-1910

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