R. P. Morrison

R. P. MORRISON. One of the most important local industries at Glasco in Cloud County is the Morrison Grain Company, of which Mr. R. P. Morrison has been the competent and efficient manager since 1914.

The business at Glasco is a branch of the larger organization whose headquarters are in Kansas City. The elevator at Glasco was established in 1903. It has a capacity of 30,000 bushels, and there is also machinery for the grinding of common feed. On March 26, 1917, the elevator burned, but the company erected a new one, capitalized at $37,500, and they also enlarged their office. The elevator and mill represent an important service to the farmers and grain producers of this section, and the trade has been rapidly built up and kept loyal to the company since Mr. Morrison took charge.

R. P. Morrison was born in Solomon, Kansas, in 1884, a son of R. T. and Laura Morrison. His early education was received in Kansas City, where his father was an old time grain merchant. He graduated from the Kansas City High School, from the Kansas City Business College, and with that ample preparation entered the general selling business and grain trade. His familiarity with the grain business extends to every detail and department. He has spent a number of years in the construction of mills and elevators, chiefly in the states of Utah and Idaho. Besides his local interests at Glasco he owns a fine ranch of 1,420 acres in the State of Idaho.

Mr. Morrison was married in 1905 to Miss Dora Hulet. They have one young daughter, Dora L. In fraternal matters Mr. Morrison is a Knight Templar, a Thirty-second Degree and a Shriner Mason, also a member of the Knights of Pythias. He is one of the three life members of the Red Cross at Glasco.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed 1997.
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