David Morts

4 December 1848–19 March 1916 (Age 67)
Perry, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David

When David Morts was born on 4 December 1848, in Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Moretz, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ann Keim, was 32. He married Martha Emaline Bish on 14 February 1878, in Miami, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Richland Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Liberty Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 19 March 1916, in Fulton, Fulton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fulton, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Morts
Martha Emaline Bish
Marriage: 14 February 1878
Jesse Ray Morts
Clare Myrtle Morts

Spouse and Children


    Martha Emaline Bish


14 February 1878
Miami, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 15

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name from Moros in Zaragoza province, so named from the plural of moro ‘Moor’, i.e. ‘the place where the Moors live’.2 Greek: ethnic name for a Moor, from Greek Moros ‘Moor’.

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

Sources (3)

  • David Morts in household of David Morts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Morts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Morts, "United States Census, 1900"

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