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Lt Julian Knox Morrison was born 1905 in Mississippi, his parents are believed to be Julian Knox Morrison and Elizabeth Cameron Wyatt, Julian married Drucilla Bohrer Hallam,

The 1920 Federal Census has Julian knox Morrison b 1905 and living in Coffeeville, Yalobusha, Mississippi with J K Morrison, 31 ( Teacher Military School) Loffie Morrison, 33 ( Music Teacher ) Darnell, 13 Ferris 9  Austin 6 and E Morrison 60 ( Mother )

The 1930 Census have Julian Knox Morrison ( Teacher, public school) Elizabeth Morrison ( Teacher )
Darnell,23 Ferris 20 Alston V, Julian Knox Morrison the 2nd is not present

Jan 1934 Elizabeth Morrison dies in Memphis Shelby Tenn.

On the 25th of May 1934 Lt Julian Morrison, Drucilla and 4 month old Julian Knox Morrison left Los Angeles, Calafornia on the President Johnson, arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the 1st of June 1934,
The 1st class passenger list confirms his birth date as 1904 and states that he was Julian Knox Morrison the 2nd the Infant is listed as Julian Knox Morrison the 3rd,

23 May 1939
Rescue  of the crew trapped in the Squalis, Assistant Diving Officer Lieutenant J. K. Morrison, USN

27th November 1939
Submarine Sealion was turned over to the navy in New London Conn, by the
Electric boat Co, ( builders ) Capt Richard S Edwards, Commander of the
submarine base accepted the craft for the Navy, While Lt Julian Knox
Morrison Jr, U S N, read orders assigning him to command of the ship.
 Source  Portsmouth Herald, Nov 28 1939

29 Dec 1939  Awarded the Navy Cross

Navy Cross


Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Julian K. Morrison, United States Navy,
for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Senior
Assistant to the diving supervisor during the entire period of the
rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S.
SQUALUS on 23 May 1939. Lieutenant Morrison's technical diving
knowledge and his ability in handling difficult situations in
emergencies were outstanding. His calmness, courage and good judgment
inspired confidence in his men as well as in the senior officers of the
Unit. He made numerous deep dives himself and was the only diver to
attempt to enter the SQUALUS while she was on the bottom, failing only
due to circumstances beyond his control. His superior and outstanding
performance of duty contributed much to the success of the operations
and characterizes conduct above and beyond the call of duty.

General Orders: Bureau of Navigation Bulletin 278 (February 10, 1940)

Action Date: 1939

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Assistant Diving Officer

Regiment: Squalus Salvage Unit

Division: U.S.S. Falcon (ASR-2)



11 Feb 1940 Julian Knox Morrison dies aboard the Sea Lion, while cleaning his weapon

13 Feb 1940 Lt Julian Knox Morrison is buried at Arlington National Cemetery U.S. Veterans Grave site, Section 8 Site 5438

10 Jan 1956 Drucilla Borah Hallam Morrison dies

13 Jan 1956 Drucilla Borah Hallam Morrison is buried at Arlington National Cemetary Section 8 Site 5138

1900 Census has Julian Morrison listed as a Officer / Teacher at Jefferson Military College

Julian Knox Morrison the 1st has Ella Morrison listed on his 1st WW Draft Papers

 1920 Census Julian Knox Morrison has E Morrison ( Mother age 60 living with him it states she is born in Alabama, which is correct for Ella Kendrick, she married William T Morrison






Name: Ella Kendrick
Spouse: Wm T. Morrison
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1869
County: Yalobusha


























Name: Julian K Morrison
Home in 1900: Beat 5, Adams, Mississippi
Age: 22
Birth Date: Apr 1878
Birthplace: Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Officer
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Marital Status: Single
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Name Age
Julian K Morrison 22










































Name: J K Morrison
[J K Mossman] 
Home in 1920: Coffeeville, Yalobusha, Mississippi
Age: 31
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head] 
Spouse's name: Loffie Morrison
Father's Birth Place: Mississippi
Mother's name: E Morrison
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Household Members:






Name Age
J K Morrison 31
Loffie Morrison 33
Julian Morrison 15
Darnell Morrison 13
Ferris Morrison 9
Austin Morrison 6
E Morrison 60

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