Morris Leon Waddell

Brief Life History of Morris Leon

When Morris Leon Waddell was born on 4 August 1924, in Greene, Missouri, United States, his father, Loren Emery Waddell, was 23 and his mother, Erma Bell Robertson, was 22. He lived in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1985, in Willard, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Greenlawn, Ralls, Missouri, United States.

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Morris Leon Waddell
1924–1985
Alice Louise Kime
1925–2004

Sources (5)

  • Morris L Waddell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Morris Leon Waddell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Morris L Waddell, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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World Events (8)

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Wedale near Galashiels (Selkirkshire). This was also the old name of the parish of Stow in Midlothian. The placename may be from Old English wēoh ‘heathen shrine’ (and if so, an example which is unusually far north, and therefore Old English wēod ‘weed, herb’ might be preferred) + dæl ‘hollow, dell’.

English: habitational name from Wadden Hall in Waltham (Kent). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Wæda (genitive Wæden) or Old English wāden ‘growing with woad’ + Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’.

English: perhaps a habitational name from Woodhill Park in Clyffe Pypard (Wiltshire). The placename derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ + hyll ‘hill’. Alternatively, this name might derive from a hypothetical Middle English personal name Wadel (Old English Wædel).

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

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