James A Morris

10 March 1897–20 April 1954 (Age 57)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Morris was born on 10 March 1897, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, George T. Morris, was 23 and his mother, Henrietta Merritt, was 22. He died on 20 April 1954, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

George T. Morris
1873–1943
Henrietta Merritt
1874–1964
Walter Morris
1895–1964
James A Morris
1897–1954
William Henry Morris I.
1900–1946
Edna M Morris
1905–1984

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 3

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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

  • James Morris in household of George Morris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James A Morris in household of George Morris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A Morris, "Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001"

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