Donald Gordon Morris

25 January 1923–23 October 2007 (Age 84)
Oakland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Donald Gordon

When Donald Gordon Morris was born on 25 January 1923, in Oakland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Leonard Morris, was 20 and his mother, Mabel Bell Humbert, was 22. He married Marion Rose Allen on 13 February 1943, in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 23 October 2007, in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Donald Gordon Morris
1923–2007
Marion Rose Allen
1923–2005
Marriage: 13 February 1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 February 1943
Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Leonard Morris

    Male1902–1983Male

    Female1901–1943Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus ( see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Gordon D Morris in household of J Leonard Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald Gordon Morris, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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