Harry Elmer Morton

26 November 1869–20 January 1954 (Age 84)
Cross Creek Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States

The Life of Harry Elmer

When Harry Elmer Morton was born on 26 November 1869, in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, Stephen G. Morton, was 26 and his mother, Deborah M. England, was 24. He married Nora Amber Storey on 24 July 1895. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States for about 5 years. He died on 20 January 1954, in Sterling, Rice, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sterling, Rice, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Elmer Morton
Nora Amber Storey
Marriage: 24 July 1895
Ray Storey Morton
Harry Emmett Morton

Spouse and Children

24 July 1895


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen G. Morton


    Deborah M. England




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 8

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) by or on a marsh or moor (mōr)’.2 Swedish: variant of Martin .3 French: contracted form of Moreton 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry E Morton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hary E Morton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry E Morton, "United States Census, 1940"

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