We Were the Morris Orphans

We Were the Morris Orphans

We. Were. the. Morris. Orphans. “Kathi Morris' book is a must-read for anyone who cares about children and, particularly, those in our child welfare bureaucracy. Hers is a timeless tale of children damaged by the acts of adults charged ...

Author: Kathi Morris

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781637581278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 471

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“They’re not dead, are they?” The officer’s body visibly slumped as he delivered his final nod. From that July day in 1968 on, the Morris family became the Morris orphans: ten children who attracted nationwide attention, and a trust fund that didn’t bring out the best in those who fostered them. Kathi, the oldest, was only seventeen when her parents were killed by a drunk driver. This is her story—behind the headlines—of when the Morris orphans only had their mutual loss and each other.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Family

The Family

They were soon to graduate and leave the Orphanage to go out into life. But, they were ... "Wiley" Hinson ('44'58); Roy "Gap" Gasperson ('45-'57); Benedict "Jackie" (also "Abel") Morris ('52-'57); and Martin "Cain" Morris ('52-'59).

Author: J. Andrews Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557700400


Page: 528

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Brooklyn 593 Revised

Brooklyn 593  Revised

Those traveling Hahn's Masonic highway with me included Walter Ethington, Wiley Jones, Sammie Whitehead, Richard Casper and John Morris. They were a great group of men. Much of our Masonic work was for a variety of charitable causes.

Author: James I. Plummer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479780006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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"Brooklyn 593" reflects on the tumultuous life and times of an African-American youth who was born on a small farm in Georgia into a loving family that suffered immensely from the ravages of social and economic injustice and exploitation that permeated American Society during that era. After the untimely death of my mother and my father's subsequent remarriage, my sisters and I were uprooted from rural Georgia and transplanted into the hustle-bustle of big-city life in Brooklyn, New York where we grew up in a dysfunctional, abusive household at 593 Halsey Street. Additional reflections include my experiences during 26 years of military service which included tours of duty in Germany, Libya and Vietnam, with samplings of the many good times experienced and hardships encountered along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in Care

Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in  Care

By contrast, Morris mentions fewer than ten children by name, several of them former residents who left generous bequests. We read that three boys gained scholarships and a girl graduated as a trained nurse – but they are nameless and ...

Author: J. Sköld

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137457554

Category: History

Page: 217

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This book positions inquiries into the historical abuse of children in care within the context of transitional justice. It examines investigation, apology and redress processes across a range of Western nations to trace the growth of the movement, national particularities and the impact of the work on professionals involved.
Categories: History

Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio

Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio

Jeff Morris, Michael A. Morris ... In these places , the dead make no sound , and they stay hidden from the living . ... The children who lived in the orphanage were not really orphans , they were the children of those tenants of Front ...

Author: Jeff Morris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738560332

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 847

There is a dark history in southwest Ohio that some people would much rather forget. A riot tore through downtown Cincinnati in 1884, a fire burned relentlessly at the Salvation Army orphanage on Front Street, and one of the largest mass murders in history occurred in a small, unassuming home in Hamilton. Many of these tragedies have begun to fade away, forgotten in dusty books hidden on library shelves. The spirits of those involved in these tragedies, though, are not so easily forgotten. Many of the most popular historic sites and some of the lesser-known and forgotten corners of southwest Ohio are haunted by the spirits of those who lived and died there. Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio examines the ghostly history of more than 30 such locations. It tells ghost stories and reports historic events from area theaters, cemeteries, museums, parks, roads, railroad tracks, and even a castle through narrative and photographs. Perhaps the ghosts are history's way of remembering the past--even those dark corners of the past that few would like to relive.
Categories: History

Invisible Asians

Invisible Asians

She explained, “My sister and I were the first that came from Seoul Korea Orphanage. . . . And we were the first children that came adopted by proxy. Senator Wayne Morris was the . . . senator, then, of Oregon.

Author: Kim Park Nelson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813584393

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 249

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The first Korean adoptees were powerful symbols of American superiority in the Cold War; as Korean adoption continued, adoptees' visibility as Asians faded as they became a geopolitical success story—all-American children in loving white families. In Invisible Asians, Kim Park Nelson analyzes the processes by which Korean American adoptees’ have been rendered racially invisible, and how that invisibility facilitates their treatment as exceptional subjects within the context of American race relations and in government policies. Invisible Asians draws on the life stories of more than sixty adult Korean adoptees in three locations: Minnesota, home to the largest concentration of Korean adoptees in the United States; the Pacific Northwest, where many of the first Korean adoptees were raised; and Seoul, home to hundreds of adult adoptees who have returned to South Korea to live and work. Their experiences underpin a critical examination of research and policy making about transnational adoption from the 1950s to the present day. Park Nelson connects the invisibility of Korean adoptees to the ambiguous racial positioning of Asian Americans in American culture, and explores the implications of invisibility for Korean adoptees as they navigate race, culture, and nationality. Raised in white families, they are ideal racial subjects in support of the trope of “colorblindness” as a “cure for racism” in America, and continue to enjoy the most privileged legal status in terms of immigration and naturalization of any immigrant group, built on regulations created specifically to facilitate the transfer of foreign children to American families. Invisible Asians offers an engaging account that makes an important contribution to our understanding of race in America, and illuminates issues of power and identity in a globalized world.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Chester County Reports

The Chester County Reports

For the recovery of fees thus reraises no implied promise upon which an ceived we are of opinion the officer having action ... The accounts came from Morris E. Jones , the decêdent , died in the Register to the Orphans ' Court after he ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4436234

Category: Law

Page: 678

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Categories: Law

The Errant Ricochet Max Raeburn s Legacy

The Errant Ricochet  Max Raeburn s Legacy

“Yes, I'm Cynthia Morris. ... Mrs. Morris was friendly and had a regal air about her that made her slight accent appear more noticeable than it ... Neither of us had family ties in England because, you see, we were both orphans.

Author: Paul Mark Tag

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595610013

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

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Before Paul Mark Tag discovered his niche writing thrillers, he honed his storytelling craft by penning short stories. This medley includes fourteen of Paul's favorites, written over a period of five years. Expect to experience a range of emotions as you page through this engaging and eclectic collection. You'll feel the trepidation of two boys delivering Christmas cookies to their scary neighbor in "The Curious Miss Crabtree." You'll wonder if six-year-old Mary's girlfriends-who visit at night!-are real or imaginary in "Mary's Secret." You'll recognize the conflict of feeling different in "A Matter of Honor," as an immigrant accepts his heritage. In "Double Exposure," you'll indulge in the curiosity and resolve of a spunky teenager who's been told she's always been too smart for her own good. Her instinct to investigate draws her into a neighborhood mystery. And "The Long Walk Home," at only 128 words long, will touch your deepest emotions. These stories, many previously published, will warm your heart, keep you on the edge of your seat, and make you cry. The book's crowning jewel, "The Errant Ricochet: Max Raeburn's Legacy," will induce you to do all three.
Categories: Fiction

We Were the All American Girls

We Were the All American Girls

We didn't care that we were the 'Orphans,' the Minneapolis Orphans. ... who compiled a 26—19 ledger, followed by Wisniewski at 23 —10, Rockford's Carolyn Morris at 23 —19, and Racine's Mary (Nesbitt) Crews at 23 —17.

Author: Jim Sargent

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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Here are 42 interviews with women who competed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Each interview features data about the player, a short summary of her athletic career, and the player’s recollections. A brief history covers the many changes as the league evolved from underhand pitching with a 12-inch circumference ball in 1943 to overhand pitching, adopted in 1948, through the circuit’s final year, 1954, when a regulation baseball was introduced. The interviews range from 1995 to 2012 and reveal details of particular games, highlights of individual careers, the camaraderie of teammates, opponents and fans, and the impact the League made on their lives. Several players recall how the 1992 movie A League of Their Own brought the historic All-American League back to life almost 40 years after the final game was played.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore

History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore

was he has ascended in masonry to the Thirty They are the parents of Carl Dale , born July second degree and Shriner . ... Lula May Daniel married R. F. Parker , and Morris , Mrs. Evans - Eliza , daughter of lives at Welch , Oklahoma .

Author: Emmet Starr

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806317299

Category: Reference

Page: 680

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A history of the Cherokee Indians, from conjectures about their possible origin of these peoples, to events in the early 1900s.
Categories: Reference