Robert Glisson Morrison

Brief Life History of Robert Glisson

When Robert Glisson Morrison was born on 31 March 1881, in Alabama, United States, his father, Major Alexander Morrison, was 27 and his mother, Eliza J. Summerlin, was 38. He married Sarah Ann Morris on 12 November 1899, in Clay, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 6 Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 26 April 1951, in Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70.

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Robert Glisson Morrison
1881–1951
Sarah Ann Morris
1880–1957
Marriage: 12 November 1899
Eddie Morris
1899–
Frank Morris
1902–
Jay Thurman Morrison
1903–1950
Alton Alexander Morrison
1905–1974
Inon Lee Morrison
1907–1977
J. Thurman Morrison
1909–1950
Leland Morrison
1910–1992
Lourene Morrison
1913–1975
William Robert Morrison
1918–1978
Sarah Inez Morrison
1922–2011

Sources (16)

  • Robert G Morrison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • R. G. Morrison, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Robert Glison Morrison, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Muirgheasáin ‘descendant of Muirgheasán’, a diminutive of Muirgheas, a personal name meaning ‘sea valor’.

Scottish: from Gaelic Mac Moireasdain ‘son of Moireasdan’, a personal name cognate with Irish Muirgheasán’ (see 1 above).

Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

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

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