Sammy Morris' Gravesite
Morris' burial at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne drew hundreds from near and far. The location of his original gravesite, however, remains unknown. In 1928, Taylor's senior class had Morris' grave relocated to a more prominent place in Lindenwood Cemetery and dedicated a new monument. It remains one of the most frequently visited graves in the cemetery.
Directions to Lindenwood Cemetery and Morris' Grave
Off of I-69, take Exit 105(B). Turn East onto Illinois Road. It will turn into West Jefferson Blvd., then intersect with West Main Street. Take West Main Street, and the cemetery entrance is on the left (2324 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808).
After driving in, turn left. Continue until you see a sign that says "Garden." Turn right. Go approximately 300 yards where you will see a marker on the left that says "14" along with a scripture or a poem on it. Sammy's grave is up on the crest of the hill above that marker.
Inscription on Original Grave
Native of Africa
Died May 12, 1893
at Fort Wayne, Ind.
for missionary work
among his own people
Inscription on Current Grave
Native of West Africa
Famous Christian Mystic
Apostle of Simple Faith
Exponent of the Spirit-filled life
Student at Taylor University 1892-3
Fort Wayne, now located at Upland,
Indiana. The story of his life
a vital contribution to the
development of Taylor University
The erection of this memorial
was sponsored by the 1928 class
Taylor University and funds
Were contributed by Fort Wayne
The Other Samuel Morris at Lindenwood Cemetery
Samuel L. Morris, the man under whose name prince Kaboo was baptized, also rests at Lindenwood Cemetery. After graduating from Princeton University, he served as a well-known trial lawyer throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s in Fort Wayne. Morris (Samuel L.) sponsored a young missionary, Miss Knolls, who would eventually return the favor by bestowing his name on her first convert in Liberia.