Morris Donald Waldron

Brief Life History of Morris Donald

When Morris Donald Waldron was born on 7 August 1902, in Indiana, United States, his father, Lawrence Daywitt Waldron, was 34 and his mother, Rosa Maudola Herr Waldron, was 25. He married Laura Mae Forsythe on 24 August 1922, in Clinton, Indiana, United States. He lived in Honey Creek MM, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Mulberry, Madison Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 20 December 1987, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fairhaven Cemetery, Mulberry, Madison Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Morris Donald Waldron
1902–1987
Anna Devona Click
1902–1992
Marriage: 11 April 1936

Sources (12)

  • Morris D Waldron, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Morris D Waldron, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Morris Waldron, "Indiana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (Mayo): from the Norman personal name Waleran, Galeran (ancient Germanic Walahram, Old French Galeran(t)), composed of the ancient Germanic elements walh ‘foreigner’ + hrafn ‘raven’. Compare Walraven . In Ireland, where it is common, this name was Gaelicized early as Mac Bhalronta, also later as Mac Bhaildrin and de Bhaldraithe.

English: habitational name from a place in Sussex named Waldron. The placename derives from Old English wald ‘woodland’ + ærn ‘building’.

History: This is the name of a prominent NH family, established there since the 17th century. Richard Walderne (born c. 1615) came to New England from Alchester, Warwickshire, England, c. 1640 and settled at Dover, NH.

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

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