Elijah Morris

28 October 1873–13 February 1954 (Age 80)
Calhoun, Florida, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Morris was born on 28 October 1873, in Calhoun, Florida, United States, his father, Eli Leonard Morris, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Hardy, was 37. He married Catherine Maggie Delaney Martin on 4 July 1895, in Jackson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 13 February 1954, at the age of 80, and was buried in Forrest Grove Cemetery, Alachua, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Morris
Catherine Maggie Delaney Martin
Marriage: 4 July 1895
Patience Lou Ethel Morris
James A. Morris
Margaret Delilah Morris
Jesse Lee Morris
Eva Clyde Morris

Spouse and Children

4 July 1895
Jackson, Florida, United States


    Patience Lou Ethel Morris


    James A. Morris



    Jesse Lee Morris


    Eva Clyde Morris


Parents and Siblings

    Eli Leonard Morris


    Margaret Hardy




    Thomas Morris


    Alexander Morris


    Giles Monroe Morris


    Simon Peter Morris


    Levi Morris


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 5

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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).

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

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  • Elijah Morris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Headstone image of Elijah Morris from billiongraves.com

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