Charles E. Morris was born in Columbia county, Washington, on April 19, 1875, being the son of Mason and Elizabeth M. (Bramlett) Morris. He was raised in his native county and there gained his education in the graded schools. In 1886 the family came to Kendrick, and there Charles wrought with his father until of age, when he took land which he farmed until 1901, then came and bought land where he is now located. He erected a good store building and at once went into business. He has five brothers and two sisters.