Henry Richard Morris

Brief Life History of Henry Richard

When Henry Richard Morris was born on 7 February 1835, in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Morris, was 36 and his mother, Rachel Rees, was 36. He married Lydia Rees on 21 July 1857, in Llandefaelog, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hellgate, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1900 and Potomac, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1920. He died on 6 December 1925, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States.

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Henry Richard Morris
Lydia Rees
Marriage: 21 July 1857
Mary Ann Morris
John Henry Morris
Rachel Morris
Thomas Morris
Martha Morris
Elizabeth Morris
Henry William ( Billy) Morris
Benjamin Morris
Nellie Ellen Morris
David Morris

Sources (42)

  • Henry R Morris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Morris, "Canada, New Brunswick County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916

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Historical Boundaries - 1857: Walla Walla, Washington Territory, United States; 1858: Spokane, Washington Territory, United States; 1860: Missoula, Washington Territory, United States; 1863: Missoula, Idaho Territory, United States; 1864: Missoula, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Missoula, Montana, United States


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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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