Frances Adeline "Frankie" Morris

16 May 1877–1 September 1953 (Age 76)
Nemaha, Nemaha, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Frances Adeline "Frankie"

When Frances Adeline "Frankie" Morris was born on 16 May 1877, in Nemaha, Nemaha, Nebraska, United States, her father, Lewis H Morris, was 40 and her mother, Calista Sheldon, was 36. She married William Ezra Coons on 23 November 1899, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Drain, Douglas, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Drain Election Precinct, Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 1 September 1953, in Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Scottsburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ezra Coons
Frances Adeline "Frankie" Morris
Marriage: 23 November 1899
James William Coons
Mabel Belle Coons
Loyd Lewis Coons

Spouse and Children

23 November 1899
Nebraska, United States


    James William Coons


    Mabel Belle Coons


    Loyd Lewis Coons


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis H Morris


    Calista Sheldon




    Dora A. Morris


    Lora A. Morris


    Willie V Morris


    Walter Lewis Morris


    Duane Morris


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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 3

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Frankie A Coons in household of William E Coons, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frankie Coons in household of William E Coons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frankie A Coons in household of William E Coons, "United States Census, 1930"

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