Wednesday, September 6, 2017

William H Morhiser

Photographer: W. H. Morhiser
567 Main St., Dubuque, IA

William H Morhiser
(28 Mar 1844 - 20 Jan 1926)

born in Dubuque, IA
Dec 08 enlists in the Volunteer Infantry
release from military service
Sep 10 marries Mary Cheetham in Maquoketa, IA
1868 - 1871
Springfield, MO, studies photography
(US Census) as photographer in Springfield, MO
1872 - 1875
Wichita Falls, TX
returns to Dubuque, IA, Studio at 567 Main
1876 - 1897
Studio at 567 Main

1897 - 1903
studio at 1073 Main
1903 Feb 22
Wife Mary dies in Dubuque, IA
moves back to Wichita Falls, TX to live with sister Carolyn
1909 - 1914
as photographer at 1200 Broad, Wichita Falls, TX
1918 - 1025
res 1403 12th
Dies at 81 in Wichita Falls, TX

(Sources: Dubuque County IAGENWEB by Ron Seymour,,
Encyclopedia Dubuque, Dubuque, IA, city directory, US Census, Iowa State Census)

Accounts vary on his time in Springfield, MO, and Wichita Falls, TX, between 1868 and 1876 so these dates are estimates. Also there are no city directories for those years in those cities to confirm residence.

W H Morhiser, Wife and Daughter

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