Bertha Helena Morris

Brief Life History of Bertha Helena

When Bertha Helena Morris was born on 14 August 1905, in Greene, Indiana, United States, her father, Jacob Andrew Morris, was 30 and her mother, Victoria L Manors, was 24. She married William Otto Wall on 23 May 1922, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died on 8 July 1983, in Bloomington, Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Otto Wall
Bertha Helena Morris
Marriage: 23 May 1922
John William Wall
Mary Louise Wall
Lorrine Wall
Lee Roy Leroy Wall
Virginia Wall
Robert Wall
Charles Robert Wall
Doris Jean Wall
Marvin Dale Wall

Sources (16)

  • Helen B Wall, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bertha Helena Morris, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Bertha Helen Hause, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).

Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

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

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