Thomas Jefferson Morris

7 April 1876–11 October 1953 (Age 77)
Ralls, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Morris was born on 7 April 1876, in Ralls, Missouri, United States, his father, John Wesley Morris, was 34 and his mother, Nannie Ellen Doke, was 24. He married Mollie V. Wingfield on 29 December 1897, in Herndon, Liberty Township, Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Williams, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Fairfax Township, Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 11 October 1953, in Polk, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Morris
Rebekah Belle McVay
Marriage: 17 March 1907
Frank Jefferson Morris

Spouse and Children

17 March 1907
Jackson, Missouri, United States


    Frank Jefferson Morris


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Morris


    Nannie Ellen Doke




    Virginia Barbee Morris


    Carrie Zelma Morris


    Mattie Morris



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 13

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 21

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • T J Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas J Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas J Morris, "United States Census, 1920"

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