William Charles Morris

Brief Life History of William Charles

When William Charles Morris was born on 15 June 1844, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Vaughn Morris, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Isabella Gwilt, was 24. He married Diantha Empey on 21 June 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 5 January 1889, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Charles Morris
1844–1889
Diantha Empey
1848–1928
Marriage: 21 June 1868
Diantha Isabelle Morris
1869–1956
Mayme Ann Morris
1870–1927
William Charles Morris II
1874–1940
Price Leroy MORRIS
1877–1958
Cora Conway Morris
1881–1893
Minerva Morgan Morris
1883–1908
Klea Vaughn Morris
1888–1972

Sources (34)

  • William C Morris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Charles Morris, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • William Clyde Morris, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1847

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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