Susan Alice Morris

16 November 1868–1944 (Age 75)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Alice

When Susan Alice Morris was born on 16 November 1868, in Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Clay Morris, was 24 and her mother, Mary L. Burnham, was 23. She married Walter George Smith on 19 March 1902, in Elk City, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Valley Township, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 12, her occupation is listed as school student in Milford Township, Crawford, Iowa, United States. She died in 1944, in Dewey Township, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States.

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Walter George Smith
Susan Alice Morris
Marriage: 19 March 1902
Emery Morris Smith
Gladys Lodema Smith
Gilbert Henry Smith
Ruth Pauline Smith
Flossie Laura Annabelle Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1902Elk City, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 16
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    Age 21
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).Welsh: Anglicized form of the 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 above).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Susan A Morris in household of Henry C Morris, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Susie A Morris, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • S*Ie ? Smith in entry for Emery Morris Smith, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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