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Collection Details


Collection Name: Josie Basset McKnight Wells Morris Oral History
Repository Name: University of Utah, Salt Lake City. J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Local Identifier: MS 440
URL: http://www.lib.utah.edu/spc/mss/ms440/440.html
Dates Spanned: 1959-1959
Description: The Josie Basset McKnight Wells Morris Oral History (1959) is a history of Morris' life and a history of Brown's Park, Utah, where she spent most of her life. Included is a discussion of the wildlife, rivers, and people of the area. Morris (born 1870) migrated with her parents from Arkansas to Brown's Park in 1877. After the end of her first marriage and the birth of two sons, she moved to Craig, Colorado, where she operated the Craig Hotel. She eventually moved back to Brown's Park, where she met and married her second husband. In 1919, after the death of her second husband, she settled on Cub Creek, where she lived for the rest of her life. She married and then divorced one of the men who worked on her ranch there.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 1
Broad Subjects: Biography
ASP Subjects: Biography; Browns Park, UT; Child rearing; Craig, CO; Family; Local history; Marriage; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Josie Bassett McKnight Wells Morris
Collection Code: OHC0000471