Pearl Champ

31 July 1880–31 July 1945 (Age 65)
Jay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Pearl

When Pearl Champ was born on 31 July 1880, in Jay, Indiana, United States, her father, James Christopher Champ, was 40 and her mother, Marietta Gooden or Goodwin, was 32. She married Charles Elsworth Morrical on 5 March 1903, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Niles Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Richland Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 31 July 1945, in Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Hillcrest, Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Elsworth Morrical
Pearl Champ
Marriage: 5 March 1903
Mary Lavare Morrical
Lillie May Morrical
Leonard Leroy MORRICAL
Violet Pauline Morrical
June Marcelle Morrical
Charles Melvin Morrical
Robert Leon Morrical

Spouse and Children

5 March 1903
Jay, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 18

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French champ ‘field’, ‘open land’ (Latin campus ‘plain’, ‘expanse of flat land’), a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a field or expanse of open country, or else in the countryside as opposed to a town.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Morrical in household of Charles E Morrical, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl Monical in household of Chas Monical, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Morrical in household of Charles E Morrical, "United States Census, 1930"

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