Adah Gayle Morris

30 June 1900–10 March 1996 (Age 95)
Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Adah Gayle

When Adah Gayle Morris was born on 30 June 1900, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Edgar Morris, was 27 and her mother, Rosanna Elizabeth Langgin, was 24. She married Warner Fred Lee on 2 October 1919, in Wayne, Wayne, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Magnet, Cedar, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Precinct 17 Election Precinct, Cedar, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 10 March 1996, in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

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Warner Fred Lee
Adah Gayle Morris
Marriage: 2 October 1919

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2 October 1919
Wayne, Wayne, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 26

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Ada G Morris in household of Charles E Morris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gayle Lee in household of Albert Hulsebus, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ada G Morris, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"

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