William Jacob Morris

20 August 1870–23 October 1922 (Age 52)
Mount Vernon, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Jacob

When William Jacob Morris was born on 20 August 1870, in Mount Vernon, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States, his father, Philemon Andrew Morris, was 32 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Hammons, was 17. He married Caldonia Nolen on 20 November 1890, in White, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in El Paso, White, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Jefferson Township, White, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 October 1922, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Oliver Cemetery, White, Arkansas, United States.

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William Jacob Morris
Caldonia Nolen
Marriage: 20 November 1890
Edgar Morris
Ella Morris
Florence Morris
Vernon Kin Morris
Lois Ire Morris
Verdie Elbert Morris
Gladys Morris
Clyde “Clydie” Morris
Thelma Morris
Hazel Morris
baby Morris

Spouse and Children

20 November 1890
White, Arkansas, United States


    Edgar Morris



    Florence Morris


    Vernon Kin Morris



+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Philemon Andrew Morris


    Martha Elizabeth Hammons




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 13

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus ( see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William J Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm J Morris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie Morris, "United States Census, 1910"

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