John Lewis Morris

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John Lewis Morris (born 1869 in Lafayette - died ) was a pioneer aviator.

Lewis was the second son of future Birmingham mayor William H. Morris. He and E. W. Chaney constructed the first airplane built in the city, a Blériot monoplane completed in 1909 and flown from an airfield near Powderly.

Morris and his wife, the former Agnes L. Phillips of Canton, Ohio, had two sons and two daughters.

References

  • Nesbitt, Sara (Summer 2001) "The Morris Family Journal" The Oak Hill Pioneer. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 4-5