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Elk Grove Village in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Reverend J. Ward Morrison Boulevard

 
 
Reverend J. Ward Morrison Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 15, 2008
1. Reverend J. Ward Morrison Boulevard Marker
Inscription.
In Recognition of
The Reverend J. Ward Morrison
Pastor Emeritus
Queen of the Rosary Parish
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

This Boulevard is named in honor of the Reverend J. Ward Morrison. He devoted much of his time, energies and talents not only to his church but to the benefit of many of the people of Elk Grove Village. He especially demonstrated an affection for children and a concern for those in need.

Father Morrison, a priest for over 50 years, was the first Pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish and an early civic and religious leader in the community. A Chaplain to our Fire Department, he also served as a Chaplain in the United States Armed Services during World War II.

Father Morrison embraced our community and its residents with a heart as large as the world.

In recognition and gratitude for Father Morrison's unselfish dedication, labor and love for the people of Elk Grove Village, we name this Boulevard in his honor.

President and Board of Trustees
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
September 25, 1980

"The finest service to God is the doing of good to man."
 
Erected 1980 by Village of Elk Grove Village.
 
Location. 42° 0.383′ 
The Reverend J. Ward Morrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 15, 2008
2. The Reverend J. Ward Morrison Marker
In front of Queen of the Rosary Church.
N, 87° 59.626′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Rev. Morrison Boulevard 0.1 miles east of W Elk Grove Village Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Grove Village IL 60007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Site of Lutheran Teacherís Seminary (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wise Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Gazebos of Addison (approx. 5.1 miles away); Kinderheim Arch (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans Circle (approx. 5.1 miles away); Army Trail Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of St. Paul Lutheran School (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Rev Morrison Boulevard had been previously named John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
 
Regarding Reverend J. Ward Morrison Boulevard. The Rev. J. Ward Morrison, 77, founder and pastor emeritus of Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church, died Sunday, April 13, 1987 at Resurrection Pavilion Nursing Home, Park Ridge, Illinois after a long illness.

Father Morrison founded Queen of the Rosary Church (1959) and school (1960) in Elk Grove Village. Masses were held in its Loretta Hall until the Church was built several years later.
Rev Morrison Blvd street sign image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 15, 2008
3. Rev Morrison Blvd street sign
Queen of the Rosary School and Church in the background.
He was pastor until 1980, when he was named pastor emeritus.

During World War II, Father Morrison was a chaplain in the Army, serving in the South Pacific. He also had been a chaplain in the 33rd Division of the Illinois National Guard for many years.
 
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Queen of the Rosary Rectory image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
4. Queen of the Rosary Rectory
On the northwest corner of Rev Morrison Boulevard. and Elk Grove Boulevard.
Queen of Rosary School image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
5. Queen of Rosary School
Corner plaque on Queen of the Rosary School. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
6. Corner plaque on Queen of the Rosary School.
Original Queen of the Rosary Convent. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 18, 2008
7. Original Queen of the Rosary Convent.
Now it holds the Ministry offices.
 
 
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