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Clarence Morriss - Utah Since Statehood



Bishop Clarence Morriss, manager of the Ogden Golf course, of which he was the builder, and well known as a mechanical engineer as well as bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was born in Hunter, Salt Lake county, Utah, in 1887, a son of Joseph N. and Sarah Ann (Grow) Morriss, both of whom are also natives of Utah. The father was born in 1853 and the mother in 1855. She was a daughter of Henry Grow, while he was a son of George Morriss, both the grandparents being early pioneer settlers of the state. George Morriss came from England and established his home in Utah, while Henry Grow removed westward from Pennsylvania. Joseph N. Morriss is a farmer by occupation, having devoted the past forty-two years to agricultural pursuits, although in his early days he was a carpenter and contractor.
Clarence Morriss acquired his early education in the schools of Hunter and afterward took up the study of mechanical engineering and for his work he has received three diplomas. He followed his profession for seven years in Salt Lake and in 1914 removed to Ogden, where he built the Ogden Golf course, which he has since managed as superintendent, occupying this position for the past five years.
In 1905 Mr. Morriss was married to Miss Mary E. Ball, a daughter of Arthur and Amy (Askew) Ball, of Salt Lake, and they have two children, Clarence LeRoy and Ruby Luella. The religious faith of the family is that of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the father of Mr. Morriss was on a mission to West Virginia in 1896. Mr. Morriss was presiding ward teacher and Sunday school teacher and on the 27th of April, 1919, was appointed bishop of the fourteenth ward and is now devoting much of his time, thought and energy to the work of this office. 

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