Morton Reed Terwilleger

17 May 1886–November 1965 (Age 79)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Morton Reed

When Morton Reed Terwilleger was born on 17 May 1886, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Cornelius R. Terwilliger, was 33 and his mother, Mary Abby Erving, was 36. He married Marie Elizabeth Parker in August 1912, in Leonia, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wyckoff, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Ramsey, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died in November 1965, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Morton Reed Terwilleger
Marie Elizabeth Parker
Marriage: August 1912
Mildred E Terwilleger
Morton Reed Terwilleger Jr.
Arthur Raymond Terwilleger
George Terwilleger

Spouse and Children

August 1912
Leonia, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius R. Terwilliger


    Mary Abby Erving




    Chauncey Rodenstein Terwilleger


    Sarah Mae Terwilleger


    Cornelius Raymond Terwilleger Jr.



    Lillie Augusta Erving Terwilleger


World Events (8)

1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 1

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Dutch: possibly a habitational name meaning ‘at William's’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Norton R Terwilleger in household of Mary Terwilleger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Morton R Terwilleger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Morton Terwilleger in household of Frederick Korten, "United States Census, 1940"

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