Alfred William Morse

Male24 March 1870–18 January 1951

Brief Life History of Alfred William

When Alfred William Morse was born on 24 March 1870, in Caseville Township, Huron, Michigan, United States, his father, Robert Morse, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Fisher, was 37. He married Harriet Elizabeth Philp on 28 December 1898, in Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Caseville, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 18 January 1951, in McKinley Township, Huron, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Alfred William Morse
Harriet Elizabeth Philp
Marriage: 28 December 1898
Harry Homer Morse
Florence Marie Morse
Margaret Hannah Morse
Alfred Philp Morse
Harriet L. Morse
Oliver Wendell Morse

Sources (19)

  • Alfred W Morce in household of Robert Morce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alfred William Morse, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Alfred W. Morse, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1898Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 9

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 26

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Morris .

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .

    History: Samuel Morse (1791–1872), inventor of the electric telegraph andof Morse code, was a direct descendant of Anthony Morse of Wiltshire,England, who had emigrated to MA in 1635.

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

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