Ray Von Morton

3 September 1916–27 February 1986 (Age 69)
Union, Union, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ray Von

When Ray Von Morton was born on 3 September 1916, in Union, Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, Marcus Lafayette Morton, was 39 and his mother, Louie Josephine Heneger, was 33. He married Ruby Nan Lakins on 31 December 1940, in Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Civil District 1, Union, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 27 February 1986, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Ray Von Morton
Ruby Nan Lakins
Marriage: 31 December 1940
Donnie Ray Morton

Spouse and Children

31 December 1940
Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States


    Donnie Ray Morton


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 6

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Ray V Morton in household of Lafayette Morton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray V Morton in household of Roscoe H Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray Von Morton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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