John William Morrison
- Born: 30 Nov 1860, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia 1
- Died: Jan 1948 at age 87
- Buried: Amherst , Nova Scotia-Highland Cemetery
Also seen as John M. Morrison.
In his father's obituary in November 1905, John is listed as being with R.C. Fuller & Co..
R.C. Fuller settled in Amherst, 1874.
Drug Store owned by Nathan Tupper who in 1851 bought out his brother
Charles Tupper (later know as Sir Charles Tupper). In 1881 R.C. Fuller
bought the business; in 1882 he took John W. Morrison as partner
John survived all brothers and sisters except Roach and James A.
Newspaper Obituary, probably from the Amherst News.
John W. Morrison Veteran Druggist Mourned By All
Passes Away In His Rooms Monday Night After Long Illness
Numbered among the outstanding pharmaceutical figures of the Maritime Provinces, John W. Morrison of R.C. Fuller & Co., passed away Monday night at his rooms in the Terrace Hotel after a lengthy illness. Before being confined to his bed Mr. Morrison had been affected by a heart condition, but despite this affliction he made daily trips to the drug store, one of the oldest firms of its kind in the Maritime Provinces. Mr. Morrison himself was 87 years of age and had been an active partner in the business since 1892, having acquired this interest after he had returned from Philadelphia where he graduated in pharmacy, being Gold Medalist of his class. He had, however, worked at the Fuller Drug Store in a clerical capacity before he completed his studies in Philadelphia. It was on his return from the United States that he went into business association with the late R. C. Fuller in the drugstore that was established in 1843 by the late Dr. Nathan Tupper, a brother of Sir Charles Tupper, Bart. He was a past president of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society and a member of the Board of Examiners for a long period of years.
A native of Amherst, Mr. Morrison has been identified with the business affairs of the town for long years. A shrewd but eminently fair business man, Mr. Morrison was responsible in part for the forward development of R. C. Fuller & Co. The two partners were familiar figures in the town for many years, and the drug store won high regard, not only in Amherst, but throughout the county.
Mr. Morrison was a great supporter of athletics in his younger days, and was among the backers of the old Ramblers Club. He was a loyal sport fan and in his younger years followed many of the sports that were centred in the town. He was an enthusiastic golfer and enjoyed the sport. He and the late Dr. C. A. MacQueen for years played three or four matches on the local course every week.
Throughout Canada and the United States Mr. Morrison had a host of warm friends, none of whom were deceived by his gruff exterior. He was a warm hearted man, who carried out many quiet deeds of generosity in the community. He had a great belief in the youth of the country, and enjoyed developing young men in the drug business. Mr. Morrison was highly rated in the pharmaceutical profession, and while he gained his knowledge of the profession before the turn of the present century he continued his studies and kept well abreast of the trend of the times in drugs and chemistry. He insisted on keeping on hand a complete stock of drugs that might be called for in any prescription offered at the prescription counter of the store.
The late Mr. Morrison was one of a family of eight boys and girls, a son of the late Margaret Nicholson and James Alexander Morrison of Amherst. He was born at Tatamagouche, and passed his 87th birthday Nov. 30. Surviving him are two brothers, Roach of Halifax and James A, of Amherst and a number of nieces and nephews. One sister, Miss Annie Morrison of Amherst, and five brothers, Murdock of Peachland, B.C., Henry and Kenneth of Vancouver, Robert of Winnipeg and Neil of Amherst, predeceased him.
The funeral service will be held from Campbell's Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Pharmacist.