Mary Ann Morris

Boss, Dent, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Morris was born on 17 December 1847, in Boss, Dent, Missouri, United States, her father, Caleb Morris, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Polly Canady, was 27. She married James Columbus Asher on 22 April 1869, in Dent, Missouri, United States. She lived in Dent, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Osage Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1910. She was buried in Boss, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Mary Ann Morris
James Columbus Asher
Marriage: 22 April 1869

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22 April 1869
Dent, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 13

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 34

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.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • M A Morris in household of Caleb Morris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Asher in household of James C Asher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Morris in household of Caleb Morris, "United States Census, 1860"

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