Priscilla Ann Morris

1 January 1853–2 February 1928 (Age 75)
Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Priscilla Ann

When Priscilla Ann Morris was born on 1 January 1853, in Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, William Godfrey Morris Jr., was 38 and her mother, Phoebe M. Johnson, was 20. She married David James on 15 October 1872, in Taylor, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Arapahoe Township, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Cantonment Township, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 2 February 1928, in Meno, Major, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

David James
Priscilla Ann Morris
Marriage: 15 October 1872
John Frederick James
William Levi James
Henry Milton James
Clara May James
Benjamin Joseph James

Spouse and Children

15 October 1872
Taylor, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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

  • Percilla Morris in household of William G Morris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Percilla A Morris in household of William Morris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • P A James in household of David James, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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