Morris Jackson Prestwood

1919–1980 (Age 61)
Roeton, Coffee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Morris Jackson

When Morris Jackson Prestwood was born in 1919, in Roeton, Coffee, Alabama, United States, his father, Louis Marshall Prestwood, was 25 and his mother, Ruby Frances Johnson, was 22. He married Elva Kirklin on 3 July 1937, in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Simmons Mill, Coffee, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1980, at the age of 61, and was buried in Roeton Cemetery, Roeton, Coffee, Alabama, United States.

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Morris Jackson Prestwood
Elva Kirklin
Marriage: 3 July 1937
Carole Prestwood

Spouse and Children

3 July 1937
Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States


    Carole Prestwood


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English prest ‘priest’ + wode ‘wood’, denoting someone who lived by a wood owned by the Church, or a habitational name from places so named in Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, and Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Morris J Prestwood in household of Louis M Prestwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Morris J Prestwood in household of Louis M Prestwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Morris Prestwood in household of Louis M Prestwood, "United States Census, 1930"

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