Mathew Madison Morris

14 December 1871–5 January 1954 (Age 82)
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mathew Madison

When Mathew Madison Morris was born on 14 December 1871, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, James Harrison Morris, was 30 and his mother, Harriet Waller, was 27. He married Verlishia King on 25 December 1892, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Caspar, Mendocino, California, United States in 1918 and Big River Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 5 January 1954, in Wilmington, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathew Madison Morris
Verlishia King
Marriage: 25 December 1892
Mayme Morris
Freley Morris
Andrew Jackson Morris

Spouse and Children

25 December 1892
Jackson, Illinois, United States



    Freley Morris


    Andrew Jackson Morris


Parents and Siblings

    James Harrison Morris


    Harriet Waller




    Leroy Morris


    Mary Helen Morris



    Ardella Morris


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 11

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 22

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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)

  • Matison Morris in household of Harrison Morris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matthew Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Matt Morris, "United States Census, 1910"

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