Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ENOCH F. MORRIS, who has been identified with the Wenatchee valley since the state of Washington was admitted into the union, is now one of the prominent and successful fruit raisers of Chelan county, residing a short distance from
     He was born in Denton county, Texas, April 16, 1863.  His father, Enoch Morris, was one of the earliest Texan pioneers, and became a prominent figure in the history of that state.  He first located in what is now Bowie county, subsequently removing to Denton county, where our subject was born.  Here the latter attended district school, and alternately engaged in farming and stock-raising.  At the age of eighteen he went into the "Pan Handle country," and for seven years rode the range as a cowboy.  He then invaded the Indian Territory, where he worked one year, and then came to the Puget Sound country, where he engaged in a variety of employments.
     He settled in Wenatchee in 1889, working several months for Phil Miller.  He has five brothers, Jerome, Seth, George, Jacob and Lemuel, and four sisters, Jennie Smith, Cora Hicks, Ida Slack and Addie, residing at home.  He was married at Wenatchee, September 16, 1893, to Mattie L. Freer, born in Wenatchee, in 1875.  Her father, Frank Freer, was a "Buckeye," descended from an old and distinguished Ohio family.  He and his brother, David, were the first white settlers in the vicinity of Wenatchee, and for several years subsequent to their arrival they traded with the Indians, and, eventually, married Indian wives.  Mrs. Morris has one half brother, John Freer, and one sister, Minnie Smith.  To Mr. and Mrs. Morris three children have been born, Lawrence, aged seven, Arnold, aged four and Percy, aged sixteen months.
     The affiliations, fraternally of our subject, are with the M. W. A. and the K. of P., both Wenatchee organizations.  Politically, he is a Democrat, and prominently identified with the interests of the party.  His parents live about four miles from Wenatchee, on Squill-Tac-Shane creek.