Ora James Morton

Brief Life History of Ora James

When Ora James Morton was born on 18 September 1887, in Denver, Colorado, United States, his father, Francis Asbury Morton, was 37 and his mother, Ruby Akins, was 30. He married Ella H Vancourt on 15 June 1913, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cokeville, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1935 and West Wendell Election Precinct, Gooding, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 18 March 1958, in Wendell, Gooding, Idaho, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho, United States.

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Ora James Morton
Lorena Kate Weiss
Marriage: 6 August 1924
Virgina Rose Morton
Ruby Carrie Morton
Ora James Jr. Morton
Francis Alton Morton
Lois Elaine Morton

Sources (32)

  • Ora J Morton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ora James Morton - Government record: birth-name: Ora J Morton
  • Lorena K Weiss, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.


Historical Boundaries 1869: Wyoming Territory, United States 1869: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Uinta, Wyoming, United States 1911: Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named with Old English mōr ‘moor’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. There has probably been some confusion with Morten , and perhaps also with Murton . This English name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

American shortened and altered form of Swedish Mårtensson or Mortensson (see Martenson and Mortenson ), which could also be substituted for the Finnish cognate Marttinen.

French: shortened form of Moreton 3.

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

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