Francis Laurie Morrison

Male11 May 1911–27 February 1999

Brief Life History of Francis Laurie

When Francis Laurie Morrison was born on 11 May 1911, in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States, his father, Daniel Bertrum Morrison, was 23 and his mother, Jenella May Covey, was 20. He married Evelyn Isabelle O'Brien on 30 June 1936, in Lake, California, United States. He lived in Lake, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 5, Lake, California, United States in 1940. He died on 27 February 1999, in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States.

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Francis Laurie Morrison
Evelyn Isabelle O'Brien
Marriage: 30 June 1936

Sources (12)

  • Frances Morrison in household of Daniel B Morrison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fransis Laurie Morrison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Francis L. Morrison, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1936Lake, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 23

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    Name Meaning

    Irish: from Ó Muirgheasáin ‘descendant of Muirgheasán’, a diminutive of Muirgheas, a personal name meaning ‘sea valor’.

    Scottish: from Gaelic Mac Moireasdain ‘son of Moireasdan’, a personal name cognate with Irish Muirgheasán’ (see 1 above).

    Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

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

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