Owen Perry Morris

Male16 May 1874–24 July 1913

Brief Life History of Owen Perry

When Owen Perry Morris was born on 16 May 1874, in Olar, Bamberg, South Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Morris, was 28 and his mother, Jane Ann Priester, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Martha Alice Proveaux. He lived in Great Cypress Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Schultz Township, Aiken, South Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 24 July 1913, at the age of 39, and was buried in Trenton, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States.

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Owen Perry Morris
Martha Alice Proveaux
Clarance Morris
Earl Washington Morris
Edna Maryann Morris
Cecil H. Morris
Martha Perryleen Morris

Sources (8)

  • O P Morris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oscar P. Morris in entry for Earl Washington Morris, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Harry Morris in household of Washington Morris, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 4

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.


Age 12

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).

Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

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

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