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Wealthy Street named for her. http://www.historygrandrapids.org/article/4259/origin-and-history-of-some-gra/collection/4250Jim Winslow, 4/12/2016


Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Art ➔ Drawing, Mrs. Wealthy M. Woolley Morrison

Identifier:
1985.17.14
Description:
Mrs. Wealthy M. Woolley Morrison, aka Mrs. Jefferson Morrison 1823-1903 was the second wife of Kent County, Michigan's first Probate Court Judge Jefferson Morrison 1805-1895.

The following biographical information was derived from Findagrave.com:

Mrs. Wealthy M. Davis, daughter of Daniel and Eunice (Hutchinson) Woolley, and this union was blessed with six children, and of these there are three still living, viz: Ellen, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Lucy M. Webber, of Cadillac, Mich., and James, of Buffalo, N. Y. The three deceased were named Frederick J., Mary and John. Mrs. Wealthy M. Morrison is a lady of many estimable personal characteristics, has been prominent in social and charitable work in the city, and was one of the organizers of the U. B. A. hospital home, and has been a trustee for many years, holding the office of treasurer and also president for five years; also taught Sabbath-school for nearly forty-six years in the Park Congregational church, which she joined in 1849, and still attends. She has passed her seventy-seventh year, is still active, and retains her mental faculties to a marked degree, taking active part in all charitable and benevolent work, and literary as well.

Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids was named after Mrs. Wealthy Morrison.  Jefferson Avenue was named after her husband the Honorable Jefferson Morrison.

White tape on the wooden mount reads Morrison, Mrs. Jefferson (Wealthy). Also written in pencil on the wooden mount Mrs. Jefferson Morrison (Wealthy).
Date:
circa 1890
Materials:
Paper laid down on linen, Charcoal after a photograph
Dimensions:
24"" h 20"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Grand Rapids Public Library
Rights:
Links:
https://books.google.com/books?id=DWN5AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA101&lpg=PA101&dq=\\"jefferson+morrison\\"+grand+rapids+michigan&source=bl&ots=
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102251693
Maker/Donor
Grand Rapids Public Library
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