Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
December 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


David Morrice

President Canadian Cottons, Ltd.,

and of Penmans, Ltd., Montreal, Canada.

DAVID MORRICE was born August 11th, 1831, at St. Martins, Perthshire, Scotland, and was educated in the schools of that place. He engaged in mercantile business in Dublin, Ireland, also  at Liverpool, London and Manchester, England. He came to Canada in 1855, first locating at Toronto and later at Montreal, where he established the firm of D. Morrice & Co., in the General Merchandise line, and Manufacturers' Agents, controlling over 40 Cotton and Woolen Mills. At present the firm confines their business to the controlling of The Canadian Cottons, Ltd., under the title of D. Morrice Co. (Mr. David Morrice is President of both). He is also President of Montreal Freehold Investment Co., is President of Penmans, Ltd., is a Director in the Bank of Montreal; Director in the Royal Trust Co., and Director in the Dominion Textile, Ltd. He is a member of the Mount Royal; the St. James; the Forest & Stream; the Hunt; the Montreal, and of the Canada Clubs. He was married in 1861 to Annie S. Anderson, the union being blessed with five sons. William James; David, Jr.; James Wilson; Robert Bruce, and Arthur Anderson Morrice, and one daughter, Annie Morrice. Mr. Morrice, was one of the original members of the Board of Trade of Montreal. In politics he is a Conservative.

Source: Canadian History Makers. A Volume Containing Accurate and Concise Sketches of Men who have Done Things in The Dominion of Canada Past and Present Together with Photogravures Made from their Latest Photographs, Montreal, Canadian Publication Society, 1913, 159p., p. 149.

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