Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA

State Charity Hospital Gives Nurses Diplomas May 1, 1919

Posted on Updated on

Hattiesburg American May 1, 1919 Rosa Anna Elizabeth Smith Graduate
Hattiesburg American May 1, 1919 Rosa Anna Elizabeth Smith Graduate

Rosa Anna Elizabeth (Smith) Morris, R. N. — my grandmother!

Daughter of John George and Mary Jane (Rice) Smith of Neshoba County, Mississippi.

Rosa was also known as Mrs. Rosie S. Morris, R.N., married to John Harkness Morris. She was a popular icon at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi. She spent many years as a private duty nurse at Memorial Hospital. She also made little crocheted turtles and afghans sold in the hospital gift shop.

Advertisements

Little Sissy

Posted on Updated on

Mary Elizabeth Morris
Little Sissy’s Post-mortem photograph
Mary Elizabeth Morris
“Sissie” – Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi
Morris Child Dies
Little Sissy-Biloxi Daily Herald September 16, 1929

“Little Sissy” was my aunt, my mother’s sister. I visited her grave many, many times in the family plot located in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport, Mississippi, when I was growing up. I held my grandmother’s hand as we sat next to her grave and listened to her talk about her. She was the first child she gave birth to. I was told she “fell off the porch” and died. She stays in my heart even today. My mother told me that as a little girl, I reminded my grandmother of “Little Sissy”.