Marion E. Morris

Honored by:Marion E. Lambert
Brick location:B:20  map


She was a school teacher before her marriage. This mother of six maintained large vegetable gardens and flower borders at her rural Grimes home. She was a 4-H leader, an active supporter of women's suffrage, and active in organizing the healthy baby contest that was held for years at the Iowa State Fair. She believed in education and all of her children had training or college degrees. She followed Iowa State extension programs closely, and used many of their suggestions for improving life in rural areas. Her natural aptitude for gardening led her into supplying Des Moines florists with daily deliveries of delphiniums, regal lilies, tuberous begonias and other cut flowers in season from her gardens during the 1940's and early 1950’s. This was before successful shipping of cut flowers in quantity was achieved. She was a well known judge at flower shows through-out Iowa.

She was interested in genealogy and very proud of her membership in D.A.R. The land she and her husband of fifty years farmed for many years is now a part of the Living History Farm near Des Moines.

Submitted on 8/31/94