Born: Ap­ril 22, 1830, Wind­ham, New Hamp­shire.

Died: Ap­ril 27, 1906, Brain­tree, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Old North Ce­me­tery, Tru­ro, Mas­sa­chu­setts.



Samuel was the son of Ro­bert Mor­ris­on and Nan­cy Mc­Clea­ry, and hus­band of Ra­chel Frances Hughes Col­lins (mar­ried Sep­tember 17, 1884, when she was the wi­dow of Will­iam Tho­mas Coll­ins).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at the At­kin­son Aca­de­my, New Hamp­shire (said to be the second old­est co-ed­u­ca­tion­al school in Am­er­i­ca); Am­herst Col­lege, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1859); and Ban­gor The­o­lo­gi­cal Se­mi­na­ry, Maine (gra­du­at­ed 1864; school is no long­er open).

He then served as prin­ci­pal of the Mc­Col­lom In­sti­tute, Mer­ri­mack, New Hamp­shire, for two and a half years.

He preached in Bel­fast, Maine, and was pas­tor of the St. Law­rence Street Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Port­land, Maine (1865–68), until fail­ing health com­pelled him to resign.

He vi­sit­ed Cu­ba, and spent se­ver­al years in the Amer­i­can Mid­west. He taught and preach­ed in Pres­cott, Wis­con­sin, and She­boy­gan Falls, Mi­chi­gan, and moved to Wash­ing­ton, D. C., in 1877.

Morrison spent se­ver­al years main­ly stu­dy­ing and com­pos­ing mu­sic. He con­trib­ut­ed mu­sic to sev­er­al Sun­day school pa­pers and song books.

He was liv­ing in North Tru­ro, Mas­sa­chu­setts, in 1883, and Char­lton, Ma­ssa­chu­setts, in 1893.