Hello, I am the mother of four sons who are great grandsons of Robert Ray and Edith Eldred. Their grandfather was Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison. Michael Paul Eldred Morrison Is their father.
Joseph and his brothers Ray and Ward were raised by Dr. Hugh T. and Mary? Morrison of Springfield, IL. They were never officially adopted by the Morrisons. I was told Mary was a descendent of Abe Lincoln's family.
My sons names are Brett Eldred Morrison, Duane Newton Morrison, Ward Elllis Morrison and Samuel Dunn Morrison.
Ward replied to your query here a while back but you never responded. He did his own search for you but could not find contact info. Hopefully, you will get this response.
I met Uncle Ray many years ago and have seen family pictures of Uncle Ward.