Roy L Morrison

Male21 December 1897–8 February 1977

Brief Life History of Roy L

When Roy L Morrison was born on 21 December 1897, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Oliver Jeremiah Morrison, was 48 and his mother, Marie Mary Schryer, was 36. He married Vernice Ellen Campbell on 1 October 1918. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Burlington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 8 February 1977, in Dixon, Lee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Haynes Cemetery, DeLong, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Roy L Morrison
Vernice Ellen Campbell
Marriage: 1 October 1918
Georgia V Morrison

Sources (5)

  • Roy L Morrison in household of Oliver J Morrison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy Morrison, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Roy Lawrence Morrison, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1918
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    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.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 16

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 21

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    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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