Hallie Burleson Morris biography

MRS. MORRIS, wife of S. L. Morris, is the only daughter of Dr. R. C. Burleson and Mrs. Georgia Burleson. She was born September 3, 1865, in Waco, Texas. At 13 years of age she became a member of Christ and his church (First Baptist), at Waco. Since then she has been a faithful and devoted Christian, and has done much efficient work in the Sunday school. She has always had a class, and it has been few Sundays that, for any reason, she has been kept from her class. In 1883 she graduated at Waco University, thus completing her university course, begun in early childhood and directed by the tender, skillful hand of her father, the prince of Texas educators. Ever pure and conscientious, her delicate and refining impress has been left upon many students and classmates of her historic alma mater. April 30, 1885, she was married to Rev. S. L. Morris, and thenceforth two distinct streams of human existence blended into one. In wifehood, as in girlhood, her example is worthy of emulation. Her accurate information and rare accomplishments are brought to bear in giving tone and fragrance to the “Guardian.”

Source: J. L. Walker and C. P. Lumpkin, History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas (Waco: Byrne-Hill Printing House, 1897), pp. 372-373.