Edward Earl Morris

Male6 December 1887–8 November 1961

Brief Life History of Edward Earl

When Edward Earl Morris was born on 6 December 1887, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Eddy Morris, was 23 and his mother, Laura Jean McNiece, was 22. He married Ethel Bailey on 25 June 1927, in Marion, Illinois, United States. He lived in Galesburg Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1949. He died on 8 November 1961, at the age of 73, and was buried in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Edward Earl Morris
Ethel Bailey
Marriage: 25 June 1927

Sources (10)

  • Edward E Morris in household of William E Morris, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Edward Earl Morris, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Edward Earl Morris, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1927Marion, Illinois, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 5

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 20

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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    Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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