Irish Records, Migration

Samuel Morrison: from Northern Ireland to Ottawa, Canada

A reader is looking for more information about his grandfather, Samuel Morrison.

Samuel Morrison was born about 1882 in Northern Ireland, presumably Co. Down, the son of Samuel Morrison and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). In the 1901 and 1911 Irish census returns, he can be found at Shore Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down, with his parents and siblings. His occupation is listed as “Draper’s assistant,” and his religion as Presbyterian.

On 26 December 1913, Samuel Morrison married Annie Boyd at Belfast. The couple must have had at least one child before Samuel Morrison emigrated (alone?) to Canada. In June 1926, Samuel Morrison sailed from Belfast to Montreal on the Aurania, arriving at Montreal on 27 June 1926. He gave his occupation as Draper, and the name of his nearest relation as his wife, Mrs. Morrison, Shore Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down.

On 13 November 1948, Samuel Morrison died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium. He was buried at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.

Any information on Samuel Morrison and his family would be greatly appreciated.