Kenneth L. Morris, 86, Pylesville dairy farmerKenneth L...

March 21, 1997

Kenneth L. Morris, 86, Pylesville dairy farmer

Kenneth L. Morris, a retired dairy farmer, died of a heart attack Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 86.

Mr. Morris, who retired in 1976, was born and lived his entire life on the Pylesville farm that his father had established early in the ,, century. The family has lived in northern Harford County for more than 200 years.

His life as a dairy farmer was chronicled in "Morning Milking," which was written by his daughter, Linda Lowe Morris of Phoenix, and published by Simon & Schuster in 1990.

He was a 1927 graduate of Highland High School in Street and attended the University of Maryland College Park before returning home during the Great Depression to help his father run the farm.

In the 1930s, he served with Company D of the Maryland National Guard and was an air raid warden during World War II.

He was a former member of the Highland Grange, the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and the Maryland Cooperative of Milk Producers and was on the board of the Southern States Cooperative.

In 1937, he married the former Eleanor Wilson, who died in 1995.

Services will be held at 2: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, Pa.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include another daughter, Frances McNear of Baltimore, and two grandsons.

W. Bradley Wallace, a retired insurance company executive who was active in several neighborhood organizations, died of cancer Wednesday at his Roland Park home. He was 58.

He joined Baltimore-based USF&G as a casualty underwriter in its Memphis, Tenn., office in 1962. Mr. Wallace, who was an expert on workers' compensation and reinsurance, retired in 1993 as a vice president.

He was born in Princeton, Ky., and grew up in Memphis, where he graduated from high school. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis in 1960 and a master's degree in business from Loyola College in 1985.

Mr. Wallace, who moved to Baltimore in 1964, belonged to the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, the American Insurance Association and the Worker's Compensation Committee.

The former Bolton Hill resident was a member of the Bolton Hill Improvement Association. After he moved to Roland Park, he served on the board of the North Roland Park Improvement Association.

He was a gardener who grew flowers and vegetables, and was a member of the Victorian Society and the Ark & Dove Society.

He was a member and registrar of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Cathedral Street.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Joan McDaniel Dawson; two sons, William Bradley Wallace Jr., a senior at Vanderbilt University, Tenn., and Bruce Dawson Wallace, a sophomore at Kenyon College, Ohio; and his mother, Margaret Randolph Wallace of Memphis.

Pub Date: 3/21/97

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