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Charles Morrison

September 7, 1929 July 15, 2016
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Charles Morrison, professor emeritus of anthropology at Michigan State University, died at his home in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 15, 2016, aged 86.

Charles was born in London, England, 1929. From 1950-1956, he worked as a reporter and feature writer for the Lincolnshire Echo and the Birmingham Gazette in England. He settled permanently in the United States in 1956.

He received his BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1960, and his MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1962 and 1965. He was a professor of anthropology and associate dean at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, from 1972-1999, and was part of the anthropology faculty at the University of Rochester, New York, from 1965-1972.

Charles is survived by his wife Mary, son Ian, daughter-in-law, Jules Eckersley, and grandchildren Amelia and Jasper, all of Oak Park, Illinois, and daughter, Leila, of Arlington, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held in September in Oak Park.

Memorial contributions can be made, in honor of Dr. Charles Morrison, to:

The Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

or

Unity Temple Choir
Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
805 South Blvd.
Oak Park, IL 60302

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Memorial Contribution

Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation,

Unity Temple Choir 805 South Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302
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