Manitoba Photographers: Albert E. Morrish (1881-1968)

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Born at Goderich, Ontario on 25 December 1881, son of Thomas Morrish (1850-1937) and Louisa Jewell (1860-1906), he moved with his family to North Dakota around 1890, living there until 1902 when they relocated to Crystal City. He began working as a photographer, operating studios at Crystal City (taken over from William J. Stanlake) and Pilot Mound, and taking postcard views at towns around southern Manitoba.

In January 1916, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Returning from military service, on 15 September 1920 he married Margaret Grace McNeill (1876-1967) at Winnipeg. In the early 1920s, he operated the Davidson Studio at Brandon in partnership with Frank Whiteford Weekes. He later had the Morrish Studio at Neepawa until at least 1947.

He died at Neepawa in October 1968 and was buried in the Neepawa Cemetery.

Work location(s)




Crystal City


Pilot Mound


Brandon (Davidson Studio)


Neepawa (Morrish Studio)


Postcard view of Rock Lake, Manitoba

Postcard view of Rock Lake, Manitoba (circa 1909)
Source: Andrew Cunningham, Flickr.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1906 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Your attention please,” Pilot Mound Sentinel, 27 February 1908, page 4.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Morrish – McNeill,” Brandon Sun, 15 September 1920, page 10.

Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 1968, page 23.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Butch Pearson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2023

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