Olen Willard Morton

28 May 1912–19 September 1980 (Age 68)
Tillman, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Olen Willard

When Olen Willard Morton was born on 28 May 1912, in Tillman, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Asa Bell Morton, was 38 and his mother, Nethie Morris, was 32. He married Margaret Beatrice Hensley on 15 December 1935, in Tillman, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1935. He died on 19 September 1980, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Olen Willard Morton
Margaret Beatrice Hensley
Marriage: 15 December 1935
Margaret Lee Morton
Robert Olen Morton

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Beatrice Hensley


15 December 1935
Tillman, Oklahoma, United States


    Margaret Lee Morton


    Robert Olen Morton


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 5

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) by or on a marsh or moor (mōr)’.2 Swedish: variant of Martin .3 French: contracted form of Moreton 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alin Morton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olen W Morton in household of Acie B Morton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olen W Morton in household of Asa B Morton, "United States Census, 1920"

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