William Morrell

21 May 1890–September 1963 (Age 73)
Gladwin, Michigan, United States

The Life of William

William Morrell was born on 21 May 1890, in Gladwin, Michigan, United States as the son of William Morrell and Eliza Newman. He married Kathelene Simmons on 6 February 1935, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States. He died in September 1963, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73.

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William Morrell
Kathelene Simmons
Marriage: 6 February 1935

Spouse and Children

6 February 1935
Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Morrell


    Eliza Newman




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 7

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Morel, a diminutive vernacular form of Latin Maurus ( see Moore 3), with the hypocoristic suffix -el.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Morrell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • William Morrell, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • William Morrell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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