William Otey Morrow

14 April 1868–24 January 1941 (Age 72)
Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Otey

When William Otey Morrow was born on 14 April 1868, in Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Wesley Morrow, was 31 and his mother, Alice Rebecca Love, was 26. He married Rebecca Catherine Ballard on 21 January 1892. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 10, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 10, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 24 January 1941, in Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Morrow Cemetery, Williamsport, Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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William Otey Morrow
Rebecca Catherine Ballard
Marriage: 21 January 1892
Willie Snow Morrow
John Sullivan Morrow
Manley Walker Morrow
Connie Ulner Morrow
Leffie Brown Morrow
Myrtle Ella Morrow
James Wesley Morrow
Alice Jossephine Morrow
John Lucious Morrow

Spouse and Children

21 January 1892


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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.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 10

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha ( see McMorrow ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Otey Morrow in household of Connie Morrow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W Otey Morrow in household of Connie U Morrow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oly Morrow, "United States Census, 1900"

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