Marie Georgina Pepin

6 January 1875–21 January 1953 (Age 78)
Nicolet, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Marie Georgina

When Marie Georgina Pepin was born on 6 January 1875, in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada, her father, Louis Zephirin Pepin, was 32 and her mother, Ulmilda Brisson, was 23. She married Eugene Morris in 1893, in Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 January 1953, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Morris
Marie Georgina Pepin
Marriage: 1893
Louis Morris
Orril Morris
Paul Morris
Harry Arthur Morris
Harry Morris
Archie Morris
Marie Morris
Cora Morris

Spouse and Children

Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States


    Louis Morris


    Orril Morris


    Paul Morris



    Harry Morris


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Louis Zephirin Pepin


    Ulmilda Brisson




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

French (Pépin) and English: from the Old French personal name Pepis, oblique case Pepin (introduced to Britain by the Normans). Of uncertain origin, it was borne by several Frankish kings, most notably Pepin le Bref, father of Charlemagne, and remained popular throughout the early Middle Ages. Reaney and Wilson suggest that late-formed examples of the English surname may alternatively be from Old French pepin, pipin ‘seed of a fruit’, and thus a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or grower of fruit trees. This surname is also established in northwest Germany, around Cologne.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Georgina Morris in household of Eugene Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Georgina Morris in household of Eugene Morris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mrs. Georgiana Morris in household of Eugene Morris, "United States Census, 1900"

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