Lorissa N. Morton


Brief Life History of Lorissa N.

Lorissa N. Morton was born in 1865, in Hermon, Penobscot, Maine, United States. She married Fred Wilbur Skillin on 1 May 1885, in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Garland, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1938, at the age of 73, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Corinth, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Fred Wilbur Skillin
Lorissa N. Morton
Marriage: 1 May 1885
Vernon W Skillin
Stella M. Skillin
Vernon Wilbur Skillin
Marjorie E. Skillin

Sources (12)

  • Lorissa N Skillni in household of Fred Skillni, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rissie N. Morton, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Rinnie W Morton in entry for Vernon W Skillin, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1885Dexter, Penobscot, Maine, United States
  • Children (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · The Assassination of a President

    Age 0

    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."


    Age 21

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named with Old English mōr ‘moor’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. There has probably been some confusion with Morten , and perhaps also with Murton . This English name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

    American shortened and altered form of Swedish Mårtensson or Mortensson (see Martenson and Mortenson ), which could also be substituted for the Finnish cognate Marttinen.

    French: shortened form of Moreton 3.

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

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