Harold Rider Morris

1 January 1896–21 November 1988 (Age 92)
Hinckley, Millard, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Harold Rider

When Harold Rider Morris was born on 1 January 1896, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Daniel Alonzo Morris, was 29 and his mother, Zina Fryer Wright, was 26. He married Ruth Wood on 3 March 1920, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 November 1988, in Delta, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Harold Rider Morris
Belva Western
Marriage: 6 January 1932
Don Carlos Morris
Harold Marlo Morris

Spouse and Children

6 January 1932
Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 0

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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

I grew up in Hinckley, Utah a small town of about 600 people. My father and grandfather owned the general stores there on main street. My dad Eugene W Morris and his father Harold R Morris worked hard …

Sources (3)

  • Harold Pider Morris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Harold Rider Morris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Harold Rider Morris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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