Gilbert Morse

20 September 1815–21 December 1891 (Age 76)
Clifford, Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Gilbert

When Gilbert Morse was born on 20 September 1815, in Clifford, Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Amos Morse, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Finn, was 23. He married Cynthia Ann Bevans on 5 October 1843, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 21 December 1891, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Morse
Cynthia Ann Bevans
Marriage: 5 October 1843
Mary Morse
William A. Morse
Lydia Morse
Melissa Morse
Harriett Morse
Cynthia Minerva Morse
Hannah Irena Morse

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  • Marriage
    5 October 1843Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Morris .Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .History: Samuel Morse (1791–1872), inventor of the electric telegraph andof Morse code, was a direct descendant of Anthony Morse of Wiltshire,England, who had emigrated to MA in 1635.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Gilbert Morse, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Gilbert Norse, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Gilbert Moore, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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