Taken from History of Northeastern Ohio, Volume III
written by John Struthers Stewart; Published 1935
JAMES HOMER MORRISON
14 Feb 1857 - 06 May 1919
Identified with the industrial and business interest of Mahoning County, Mr. Morrison is widely known as the superintendent of the blooming Mill of the Sharon Steel Hoop Company at Lowellville. He was born at Struthers, Ohio on March 10, 1892, the son of Dr. W.A. and Mary E. (Hazen) Morrison.
Dr. W.A. Morrison was a representative physician and surgeon of Mahoning County. He was born in Lawrence County, Pas., Feb.; 14, 1857, the son of James. F. and Anna (Mehard) Morrison. The latter owned the operated a general mercantile business at Wittenberg, Pa., for many years. His son, Dr. W.A. Morrison attended the district schools and in 1879 received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Washington and Jefferson College. He subsequently studied medicine at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and in 1881 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the institution. His entire professional career was spent at Struthers, Ohio. He held membership in the Mahoning County, Ohio State and American Medical Associations, and was a director of the Struthers Savings & Banking Company. He was a Republican and had served as president of the village council. He was 32nd degree Mason and also was affiliated with the Knights of Pythias. Both he and his wife are deceased and are buried at Poland, Ohio. She was a native of North Sewickly, PA. Their children were: 1. Gertrude M., married Frank Krill, lives at Struthers. 2. J. Homer, subject of this sketch.
J. Homer Morrison grew up at Struthers and obtained his early education in the public schools. He is a graduate of Rayen High School, Youngstown, and spent three years at the University of Pittsburgh. He was then associated with the drug firm of Thoman and Morrison, at Struthers, and in 1915 retired from the firm to enter the employment of the Youngstown Iron & Steel Company. This concern was later absorbed by the Sharon Steel Hoop Company, and in 1918 Mr. Morrison became superintendent of the Blooming Mill Plant.
On Nov. 19, 1914, Mr. Morrison was united in marriage with Miss Mary Isabel Kennedy, daughter of J.P. and Jennie (Milligan) Kennedy, natives of Mahoning County The former is deceased and the latter lives in Youngstown. Mr. Kennedy spent many years as vice president and general manage of the Pittsburgh District of the American Bridge Company. To Mr. and Mrs. Morrison have been born three children: 1. Mary Jane, a graduate of Poland High School, class of 1934, attends Sullins College, at Bristol, Va. 2. William Robert, attends Poland High School. 3. James Homer, Jr., a student.