Oliver D. Morris

Obit:Saturday, December 5, 1970

End of the Trail

Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.


Oliver D. Morris, 76, who first came to Alaska in 1910, died December 5 in Honolulu. Trapper, fur trader, and skipper of the schooner YA- BUTT, he delivered some of his daughters "with a hunting knife in one hand and a medical book in the other." His friends included Ben Eielson, Sir Hubert Wilkins, Will Rogers, Vilhjalmar Stefansson, Captain Pederson and Charles Brower. One of his last wishes was for his ashes to be spread off the coast of Point Barrow. Survivors include his widow, Alice; his son, Oliver, and two daughters, Mrs. Cleo C. Hensley, Nenana, and Mrs. Charmaine Huffrich, Phoenix, Arizona.

Source: Alaska Sportsman, May 1971

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