Adella Morris

Brief Life History of Adella

When Adella Morris was born on 1 April 1870, in Lynnville, Graves, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Wesley Morris, was 30 and her mother, Mary Emily Swann, was 22. She married Charles William Wilson on 25 December 1892, in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 2, McCracken, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 4 November 1957, in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Wilson
1868–1942
Adella Morris
1870–1957
Marriage: 25 December 1892
Mary Swann Wilson
1895–1952
Caroline Barton Wilson
1898–1986
Grace Geneva Wilson
1900–1994
Charles William Wilson
1905–1985

Sources (15)

  • Adella Wilson in household of M* Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Adella Morris, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Adella Wilson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

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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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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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