American actor, born at Jamaica, W. I., 1845. Morrison removed to the United States before his twentieth year and on the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Federal Army. He served four years as an officer and after being mustered out, he went on the stage, appearing in 1865 with Lawrence Barrett at the Varieties Theater, New Orleans. Subsequently he played "Iago" to Salvini's "Othello," and supported Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, and Charlotte Cushman. Some years ago he formed a company and produced "Faust" with considerable success. In recent years his leading character has been Mephistopheles. His wife was Florence Roberts; his daughter Rosabel is an actress.
- Who's Who in America, 1903-5.