James Robert Morris

22 September 1915–12 July 1977 (Age 61)
Person, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Morris was born on 22 September 1915, in Person, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Dee Morris, was 23 and his mother, Ruby Finch Faulkner, was 15. He married Hattie Blanch Carr on 1 July 1939, in Halifax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Woodsdale, Person, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Longhurst, Person, North Carolina, United States in 1967. He died on 12 July 1977, in Roxboro, Person, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Roxboro, Person, North Carolina, United States.

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James Robert Morris
Hattie Blanch Carr
Marriage: 1 July 1939
James Thomas Morris

Spouse and Children

1 July 1939
Halifax, Virginia, United States


    James Thomas Morris


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 3

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 17

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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

  • Robert Morris in household of Dee Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James R Morris in household of Sam D Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Robert Morris, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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