William Austin Morey

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, December 24, 1942

William Morey Dead; Six Years Councilman

William A. Morey, 90, well known resident of Lewiston and a member of the city council six years, 1902-6, died at 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William W. Hays. Death ensued from complications. He had resided with his son-in-law and daughter for five years.

A native of Belfast, Maine, born April 11, 1852, he married Clara Wyman at Morrell, Maine, in 1877, and three years later came west, first locating in Montana. In the spring of 1898 Mr. and Mrs. Morey and children moved to Lewiston and he engaged in the business of building and contracting, specializing in grain warehouses. In 1902 Mr. Morey was elected to the council and twice reelected. He then was employed by the late Fred Emery in the fuel business and about 10 years ago retired. Mr. Morey was active in republican politics until recent years. He was active in civic matters as particularly related to east Lewiston. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge since 1884.

Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Bernice Hays; his son, Austin W. Morey, temporarily located at the Farragut naval training station; two sisters, Miss Abina Morey, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Frank Blodgett, Pasadena, Calif.; also one grandson, John Morey, Lewiston.

The body is at the Brower-Wann chapel with funeral arrangements pending.

Contributed by Bailey

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