Richard Earl Morris

9 August 1889–25 August 1964 (Age 75)
Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard Earl

When Richard Earl Morris was born on 9 August 1889, his father, Francis Marion Morris, was 42 and his mother, Ida Bell Guire, was 31. He married Effie May Johnson about 1913, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Magisterial District 8, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 25 August 1964, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States.

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Richard Earl Morris
Effie May Johnson
Marriage: about 1913
Joseph Earl Morris

Spouse and Children

about 1913
Christian, Kentucky, United States


    Joseph Earl Morris


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Morris


    Ida Bell Guire




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 3

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

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

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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)

  • Richard Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard E Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard Morris in household of Frances Morris, "United States Census, 1910"

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