Richard Morris III

24 June 1834–12 December 1901 (Age 67)
Vernham Dean, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Morris III was born on 24 June 1834, in Vernham Dean, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Morris II, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Alexander, was 28. He married Emma Packer on 1 December 1855, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Thatcham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 12 December 1901, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Morris III
1834–1901
Emma Packer
1832–1916
Marriage: 1 December 1855
Richard Alexander Morris Sr
1856–1936
David Hyrum Morris
1858–1937
John Hope Morris
1860–1860
Emma Dora Morris
1862–1950
Esther Jane Morris
1864–1958
Eva Annie Morris
1865–1937
Ida Maria Morris
1867–1943
George Morris
1869–1944
Elizabeth Orpha Morris
1872–1946
Isabell Morris
1874–1949
Mary Ellen Morris
1877–1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1855At Sea
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1843
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 27
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Mauricio
    Morrison
    Morici
    Moritz
    Moris
    Merrick
    Morrice
    Morehouse
    Moore
    Mauritz
    Morse
    Maurice
    McMorris
    Morrisroe
    Morrish
    Maurizio

    Story Highlight

    RICHARD AND EMMA PACKER MORRIS by Ellen S. Bentley

    Richard Morris was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Alexander Morris. He was born in Vernham, England on June 24, 1835. Not too much information is available relative to his early life. We do know, …

    Sources (55)

    • Richard Morris in household of Elizabeth Morris, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Richard Morris in entry for Shurman P Hardy and Isabell M Grundy, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Richard Morris in entry for Isabell Morris Grundy Hardy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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