John Michael Morey

2 July 1882–3 August 1951 (Age 69)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Michael

John Michael Morey was born on 2 July 1882, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He married Bessie Maly on 24 April 1913, in South Wilmington, Grundy, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wilmington, Will, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 August 1951, at the age of 69.

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John Michael Morey
Bessie Maly
Marriage: 24 April 1913
Bessie Morey

Spouse and Children

24 April 1913
South Wilmington, Grundy, Illinois, United States


    Bessie Morey


World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mórdha ( see Moore ).2 English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Mory, a short form of Amaury ( see Emery ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Morey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Morey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Morey, "United States Census, 1940"

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