Benjamin Israel Morris

December 1885–2 July 1969 (Age 83)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin Israel

When Benjamin Israel Morris was born in December 1885, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Karl Morris, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Sapelinsky, was 26. He married Ida R Levin on 8 August 1911, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 2 July 1969, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Israel Morris
Ida R Levin
Marriage: 8 August 1911
Ruth Miriam Morris
Grace Elaine Morris

Spouse and Children

8 August 1911
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Karl Morris


    Hannah Sapelinsky




    Emma Morris


    Sarah Morris



    Ida Morris


    Jennie Morris


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · The Haymarket Riot

Age 1

Protesting to lower the mandated work day to eight hours, a labor rally, near Haymarket Square in Chicago, turned into a riot after an individual threw a bomb at police. As a result, eight people were killed and many more injured. The Haymarket Riot is viewed as a labor movement setback in America.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

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

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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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Sources (3)

  • Benj Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Benjamin I Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjamin Morris in household of Karl Morris, "United States Census, 1910"

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