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

     CHARLES A. MORRISON was a pioneer in the saw mill business in the Wenatchee country and since the day of his landing here has continued in that important industry which his skill and energy have made a first-class success.  He is the owner of a fine plant in the town of Wenatchee, which has a capacity of twenty thousand feet per day and is an up-to-date mill.  In addition to the manufacture of lumber and general building material, Mr. Morrison also has established a fruit box manufactory, which has both been a good success from his standpoint and also a great benefit to the valley.  He was the pioneer in this industry in this section.  Mr. Morrison owns a good block of lots where his mill stands, besides other property.
     Charles A. Morrison was born in Virginia on January 5, 1848, the son of Benjamin R. and Mary M. (Brown), also natives of Virginia.  They are now living with our subject, aged eighty-two and seventy-five respectively.  The father comes from an old Virginia family and is of Scotch-Irish extraction.  The mother is of German-English descent.  When our subject was five years of age, he came with his parents to Minnesota and there received his education and remained with his father until nineteen.  After that he followed railroading for four years and then turned his attention to sawmilling and in that industry has been engaged since.  In 1885 Mr. Morrison came to the state of Washington, locating on Pleasant Prairie.  There he operated a mill until 1891, when he located in Wenatchee.  He purchased a water mill that had never made a success and freighted a large engine and boiler from Coulee City, which was an arduous undertaking, as in many places they were obliged to use block and tackle to get over the bad places.  When it was installed he at once began to do a good business and has continued until the present.  For a time he did work in the surrounding hills, but is now located in Wenatchee as stated.
     On September 4, 1879, Mr. Morrison married Mrs. Bertha Schaeffer, daughter of Gustav and Dorothy Wendel, natives of Germany.  The wedding occurred in Alexandria, Missouri.  Mrs. Morrison has the following brothers and sisters:  Gustav, Frederick, Theodore, Louisa Tegner, Emma Breist and Lena Kranik, all in Minnesota.  To Mr. and Mrs. Morrison there have been born the following children, Benjamin R., Dorothy M., Mary E., Fred W., Ray R., Bertha H. and Mont W., all at home.  Mr. Morrison is a member of the A. F. & A. M., also of the chapter.  He and his wife belong to the Yeomen.  Politically Mr. Morrison holds with the principles of the Democratic party.