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From: Margaret Ransom <>
Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union,July 18,1931-Death in the News
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 00:59:43 -0500

Brooklyn Standard Union
July 18, 1931

News Article-Obituary


Father of Game in U.S. Army Hurt at Meadow Brook

Colonel Willis V. MORRIS, credited with fathering polo in the United States
Army is dead.
Suffering from injuries incurred during a polo game at the Meadow Brook
Country Club last Saturday, Colonel MORRIS succumbed in Nassau County Hospital
last night after an operation. His mount had collided with another horse in a
game between an army team from GovernorÂ’s Island and the Meadow Brook Vipers.
Colonel MORRISÂ’ skull was fractured and he received other injuries.
Graduated from West Point in 1900, Colonel MORRIS had been a leader in army
polo many years. He organized and managed the team which was runner-up in the
Argentine tourney last year.
His widow, a son and two daughters, survive him.

Transcribed for the Brooklyn Pages by Margaret Ransom

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