Robert Fielding Morris

Male19 March 1927–8 August 1991

Brief Life History of Robert Fielding

When Robert Fielding Morris was born on 19 March 1927, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Harold Orville Morris, was 35 and his mother, Alice Ruth Jones, was 20. He died on 8 August 1991, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Orville Morris
1891–1950
Alice Ruth Jones
1907–1968
Morris
1924–1924
Mark Stanleigh Morris
1925–2006
Robert Fielding Morris
1927–1991
Ruth Altyn Morris
1928–2021

Sources (5)

  • Robert F Morris in household of Harold O Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Fielding Morris, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Robert Fielding Morris, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1932 · The Miners Union

Age 5

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

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. 

1944 · Freedoms of the Air

Age 17

The primary goal of the Chicago Convention was to establish the International Civil Aviation Organization. This organization establishes the rules of airspace, aircraft registration and safety, and details the rights of the signatories in relation to air travel. The Convention has since been revised eight times.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).

Welsh: Anglicized form of the 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 above).

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

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