John Morris

12 September 1875–20 July 1953 (Age 77)
Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

The Life of John

John Morris was born on 12 September 1875, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. He married Rosella Moore on 25 February 1904. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pleasant Ridge Township, Corson, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Gridley, Butte, California, United States in 1930. He died on 20 July 1953, in Honcut, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Paradise, Butte, California, United States.

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John Morris
1875–1953
Rosella Moore
1868–1957
Marriage: 25 February 1904
Harry J Morris
1904–1983
Clara Celista Morris
1906–1989
Albert Morris
1911–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 February 1904
children

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

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)

  • John Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Marris in household of Albert Marris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Morris, "United States Census, 1910"

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