Christopher Darlington Morley

5 May 1890–28 March 1957 (Age 66)
Haverford Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Christopher Darlington

When Christopher Darlington Morley was born on 5 May 1890, in Haverford Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frank Morley, was 29 and his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was 24. He married Helen Booth Fairchild on 3 June 1914, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and Roslyn, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1957, in North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Roslyn, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Darlington Morley
1890–1957
Helen Booth Fairchild
1892–1966
Marriage: 3 June 1914
Christopher Darlington Morley Jr
1917–2011
Louise Morley
1918–2012
Helen Morley
1920–2012
Blythe Morley
1923–2002

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1914Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1894
    Age 4
    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    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.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 18
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Morley (for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Norfolk, and Yorkshire), or Moreleigh in Devon, all of which are named from Old English mōr ‘moor’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish (Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murghaile ‘descendant of Murghal’, a personal name based on muir ‘sea’ + gal ‘valour’.Irish (Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile ‘descendant of Murthuile’, a personal name derived from muir ‘sea’ + tuile ‘tide’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Marler
    Murley

    Sources (27)

    • Christopher Morley, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Christopher Darlington Morley, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Chris D Morley in household of Frank Morley, "United States Census, 1900"

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