Sub-series 16 - Morris Colton Derick

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Morris Colton Derick

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CA ETRC P058-002-16

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  • 1867-1955 (Creation)

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0.05 m. of textual records. - 4 postcards.

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Morris Colton (a.k.a. Mott) Derick was born on 10 October 1855 in Noyan, Quebec to Philo Derick and Phoebe Adelia Flagg. He married first Elizabeth Mary (a.k.a. Lizzie) Beerwort (1863-1891) and together they had four children: Edith (1885-1889), Mabel Evelyn (1886-1923), Ray Leon (1889- ), and Harvey Myron (1891-1964). Morris married second Flora A. Hunter (1866-1949) on 5 June 1895. Morris purchased his father’s farm in Noyan and in addition to farming, he was mayor of St. Thomas from 1901-1904 and in 1908, the warden for Missisquoi County in 1903, and served as supervisor of roads for a number of years. Morris died on 26 February 1926 and is buried at the St. Thomas Cemetery in Noyan.

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The sub-series contains primary source information on the professional and personal life as well as community involvement of Morris (a.k.a. Mott) C. Derick in Noyan from 1867 to 1955. It consists largely of correspondence and receipts. The sub-series is comprised of the following files: Correspondence (1867-1924) and Business Affairs (1888-1955).

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  • English

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