FLOR500, Garden 64 Richard R. Morris, Lighthouse Keeper, Businessman (1848–1922) Richard Morris came to Pensacola in the 1860s from Jamaica by stowing away on a ship which sank in Pensacola Bay. He was one of two survivors to reach land. He settled in Warrington and became the lighthouse keeper in 1866. To provide for an ever increasing family, Morris successfully took on several simultaneous occupations, including restaurateur, ice cream vendor, and butcher. His descendents still operate the Morris Funeral Home, opened by his sons in 1913.
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Richard R. Morris, Lighthouse Keeper, Businessman 

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Richard R. Morris, Lighthouse Keeper, Businessman

(1848–1922)

Richard Morris came to Pensacola in the 1860s from Jamaica by stowing away on a ship which sank in Pensacola Bay. He was one of two survivors to reach land. He settled in Warrington and became the lighthouse keeper in 1866. To provide for an ever increasing family, Morris successfully took on several simultaneous occupations, including restaurateur, ice cream vendor, and butcher. His descendents still operate the Morris Funeral Home, opened by his sons in 1913.





 




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