Morton E Durkee

Brief Life History of Morton E

When Morton E Durkee was born on 21 March 1832, in Union Springs, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Almerin Durkee, was 32 and his mother, Eveline or Evelina Wright, was 31. He lived in Springport, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 31 July 1896, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Union Springs, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Morton E Durkee
Emma Marie Chapman

Sources (5)

  • Morton Durkee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Morton E. Durkee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Merton Durkee, "United States Census, 1870"

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Incorporated in 1848

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: perhaps a late pet form in Scotland of Durkin . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

History: The name was brought to the Massachusetts Bay Colony by William Durgy, who was born in Ireland c. 1632. He arrived from Barbados on November 9, 1663, as the indentured servant of Thomas Bishop.

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

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