Bedford Forest Morton

24 December 1910–5 February 1994 (Age 83)
Dyer, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bedford Forest

When Bedford Forest Morton was born on 24 December 1910, in Dyer, Tennessee, United States, his father, Horace Grealy Morton Sr, was 27 and his mother, Jennie Maude Osborn, was 19. He married Beulah Bell Deen on 16 July 1934, in Crockett, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 9, Crockett, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 5 February 1994, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83.

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Bedford Forest Morton
Beulah Bell Deen
Marriage: 16 July 1934

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16 July 1934
Crockett, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 21

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 22

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Forrest Morton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • B F Morton in household of Horace Morton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Forrest Morton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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