William Morgan

Brief Life History of William

When William Morgan was born in April 1874, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Monroe Morgan, was 27 and his mother, Mary Brock, was 29. He married Alice Frances Gray on 18 December 1895, in Marshall, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 13, Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died in November 1909, at the age of 35, and was buried in Marshall, Mississippi, United States.

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William Morgan
Alice Frances Gray
Marriage: 18 December 1895
James Lee Morgan
Iva Pearl Morgan
John Henry Morgan
Myrtle B. Morgan
Roxie A. Morgan
Evelyn Morgan
Jason Morgan

Sources (5)

  • William Morgan in household of James Morgan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mr William Morgan, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • William Morgan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.


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Name Meaning

Welsh (especially Glamorgan): from the medieval Welsh personal name Morgan, Morgant (Old Welsh Morcant, of uncertain etymology).

Irish: importation of the Welsh surname (see 1 above), to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan ).

Scottish: probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

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

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