Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ALFRED MORRELL is well known and one of Douglas county's popular ferrymen at Bridgeport.  He owns and operates a first class boat about one mile below Bridgeport where he does a large business.  In addition to this property, he has various other holdings throughout the county, as farms and so forth.
     Alfred Morrell was born in Ontario, Canada, on March 20, 1853, being the son of Samuel and Theodore (Doty) Morrell, natives of Canada.  The excellent schools of Ontario furnished the educational training of our subject and he remained in his native country until grown to manhood.  In early manhood, he enlisted in the Thirty-second military company under Colonel Sprout and for three years was in the London barracks and at other military points.  Following his term of service he returned to civil life and in December, 1888, came to the United States.  One year was spent in Seattle then he came to Douglas county and took a homestead about twelve miles south from Waterville.  After that, we find him operating on the Okanogan river with John H. Thompson.  He put in the first ferry on the Okanogan river and for three years was acively engaged in conducting this business.  Then he operated a ferry at Port Columbia for a short time.  Subsequent to that, he moved to his present place and put in a boat which he is now operating.  While Mr. Morrell has had the misfortune to lose his right arm, he is able to handle his business in good shape.  He has four brothers and three sisters, George E., Melven, Joshua, John, Mary J., Ellen and Doty.
Mr. Morrell is a member of the M. W.  A.  While his early training was under the Baptist denomination, he is now an adherent of the First Church of Christian Scientists, of Boston, Massachusetts.