Arthur M. Morrison was born in Tennessee in 1830, and is the son of Thomas and Nancy (Chastain) Morrison, the father born in Virginia, in 1808, and died in Douglas County, Mo., in 1888. He came to Missouri about 1868. Mrs. Morrison is still living, and was born in Tennessee in 1808. They were the parents of ten children, all of whom survive. Arthur M. came to Missouri in 1866, and, in 1869, he opened a store of general merchandise and (with the exception of about two years) has been engaged in the business ever since. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Garrett Lodge, at Arcola, and is a prominent business man. Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Morrison are pleasant, obliging gentlemen, enjoying the fullest confidence of their patrons, and are doing a good business.