Irma Belle Morris

Brief Life History of Irma Belle

When Irma Belle Morris was born on 19 September 1887, in Maysfield, Milam, Texas, United States, her father, William James Morris, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Antonia Moore, was 23. She married Robert Velpo Archer on 23 December 1908, in Walker, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Walker, Texas, United States in 1920 and Huntsville, Walker, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 18 March 1968, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in McAdams Cemetery, Crabbs Prairie, Walker, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Velpo Archer
1879–1918
Irma Belle Morris
1887–1968
Marriage: 23 December 1908
James Peterson Archer
1909–1989
Zora Lellene Archer
1911–2008
Robert Milton Archer
1913–1998
Forest Archer
1915–
Maggie Archer
1918–

Sources (10)

  • Erma Archer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irma Morris, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Irma Belle Archer, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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