Morton Earlle Quinn

8 November 1877–15 April 1953 (Age 75)
Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life of Morton Earlle

When Morton Earlle Quinn was born on 8 November 1877, in Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Reed Quinn, was 35 and his mother, Maria Adell Cotton, was 25. He married Chloe Estas Lockwood on 11 February 1902, in Redwood, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in North Hero Township, Redwood, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1953, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Morton Earlle Quinn
Chloe Estas Lockwood
Marriage: 11 February 1902
Earl Foster Quinn
Muriel Quinn
Myrle Quinn
Russell Clinton Quinn
Arthur Roger Quinn
Charlotte May Quinn
Chloe Quinn
Harold Jackson Quinn

Spouse and Children

11 February 1902
Redwood, Minnesota, United States



    Muriel Quinn


    Myrle Quinn



    Arthur Roger Quinn


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Reed Quinn


    Maria Adell Cotton




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
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

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn ‘descendant of Conn’ ( see O'Quinn ). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norton Quinn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Morton E Quinn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Morton Quinn in household of Reed Quinn, "United States Census, 1880"

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