Ferdinand Monroe Morris

1854–1933 (Age 79)
Dent, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ferdinand Monroe

When Ferdinand Monroe Morris was born on 23 January 1854, in Dent, Missouri, United States, his father, Caleb Morris, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Polly Canady, was 33. He married Mary Highley on 5 March 1874, in Iron, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Meramec Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Black River Township, Reynolds, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 17 March 1933, in Osage Township, Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Boss Cemetery, Boss, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Ferdinand Monroe Morris
Mary Highley
Marriage: 5 March 1874
Nora B Morris

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5 March 1874
Iron, Missouri, United States


  • Nora B Morris


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World Events (8)


Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, 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.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ferdinand M Morris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Monroe Morris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Monroe Morris, "United States Census, 1880"

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