Alta J Morrison

Female24 September 1897–27 July 1994

Brief Life History of Alta J

When Alta J Morrison was born on 24 September 1897, in Orange, California, United States, her father, John Wilson Morrison, was 28 and her mother, Polly Ann Bastian, was 29. She married Charles Eaton Phillips on 8 October 1927, in Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Westminster, Orange, California, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. In 1920, at the age of 23, her occupation is listed as student nurse. She died on 27 July 1994, in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Henry Forrest Lefferty
Alta J Morrison
Marriage: after 1945

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  • Alta M Phillips in entry for Charles Eaton Phillips, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Alta J Morrison in household of Bessie L Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alta M Phillips in household of Charles E Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"

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  • Marriage
    after 1945California, United States
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1910 · Boy Scouts of America

    Age 13

    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 26

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: from Ó Muirgheasáin ‘descendant of Muirgheasán’, a diminutive of Muirgheas, a personal name meaning ‘sea valor’.

    Scottish: from Gaelic Mac Moireasdain ‘son of Moireasdan’, a personal name cognate with Irish Muirgheasán’ (see 1 above).

    Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

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

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