George Washington Morse

24 August 1813–1886 (Age 72)
Union, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Morse was born on 24 August 1813, in Union, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Levi Morse, was 52 and his mother, Mary Gay Bradford, was 40. He married Mary Harding Rice on 11 October 1840, in Union, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Carroll Plantation, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1880. He died in 1886, at the age of 73.

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George Washington Morse
Mary Harding Rice
Marriage: 11 October 1840
Edward Franklin Morse
Leslie Meboyn Morse
Orville Dana Morse
Sarah Alfrarelta Morse
Harriet Estella Morse
Mary Ella Morse

Spouse and Children

11 October 1840
Union, Knox, Maine, United States


    Edward Franklin Morse


    Leslie Meboyn Morse


    Orville Dana Morse


    Sarah Alfrarelta Morse


    Harriet Estella Morse


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Persis Morse


    Walter E. Morse


    Hannah Morse


    Sally Morse


    Barnard Morse


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 7

Maine is the 23rd state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh and English: variant of Morris .2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Morse, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Morse in entry for Leslie M Morse, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • George W. Morse in entry for Leslie M. Morse and Julia M. Lovely, Adopted, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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