Richard Alexander Morris Sr

Male26 November 1856–14 July 1936

Brief Life History of Richard Alexander

When Richard Alexander Morris Sr was born on 26 November 1856, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Richard Morris III, was 22 and his mother, Emma Packer, was 24. He married Henrietta Adams on 27 December 1877, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 14 July 1936, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Alexander Morris Sr
Henrietta Adams
Marriage: 27 December 1877
Emma Jessie Morris
Jessie Morris
Juie Dora Morris
Richard Alexander Morris Jr
Margaret Morris
Etta Leah Morris
Ruth Morris
Clarence Morris
Orpha Morris
Leslie Adams Morris
Agnes Morris

Sources (20)

  • Richard Alexander Morris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Richard A Morris Senior in entry for Richard A Morris Junior and Sarah Ockey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Richard A Morris in entry for Richard Alexander Morris, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1877St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · St. George Founded

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1877 · St. George Temple

    Age 21

    The St. George temple was announced on January 31, 1871. On January 1, 1877, it was privately dedicated. Four months later on April 6, it was dedicated for the public. It was the first temple in operation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    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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