William Jacob Morris

Male20 August 1870–23 October 1922

Brief Life History 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 Morris
Thelma Morris
Hazel Morris
baby Morris

Sources (9)

  • William J Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Jacob Morris - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William Jacob Morris
  • W J Morris, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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  • Marriage
    20 November 1890White, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Historical Boundaries - 1873: Faulkner, Arkansas, United States


    Age 16

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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).

    Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

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

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