Bessie Mildred Morton

11 June 1884–
Lamberton Township, Redwood, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Bessie Mildred

When Bessie Mildred Morton was born on 11 June 1884, in Lamberton Township, Redwood, Minnesota, United States, her father, Richard Morton, was 37 and her mother, Arzelia E Johnson, was 33. She had at least 1 daughter with James H McGinn. She lived in Redwood, Minnesota, United States in 1884.

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James H McGinn
Bessie Mildred Morton
Kathryn Genevieve McGinn

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Richard Morton


    Arzelia E Johnson




    Henry Howard Morton


    Roy Thomas Morton



    Ralph Richard Morton



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 9

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 31

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) by or on a marsh or moor (mōr)’.2 Swedish: variant of Martin .3 French: contracted form of Moreton 2.

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Mcginn in entry for James H. Mcginn, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
  • Bessie M. Morton in entry for James H. McGinn, "Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950"
  • Bessie H. Morton, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"

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