Katherine Ysabel Morton

5 December 1910–16 February 1978 (Age 67)
St Louis, Missouri

The Life of Katherine Ysabel

When Katherine Ysabel Morton was born on 5 December 1910, her father, Stratford Lee Morton Sr, was 22 and her mother, Anna Katherine Dierfeld, was 21. She married Mitchell Davis Follansbee Jr on 2 March 1929, in Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States. She lived in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 16 February 1978, in Lake Lure, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 67.

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Mitchell Davis Follansbee Jr
Katherine Ysabel Morton
Marriage: 2 March 1929

Spouse and Children

2 March 1929
Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 9

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 19

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) by or on a marsh or moor (mōr)’.2 Swedish: variant of Martin .3 French: contracted form of Moreton 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Katherine Morton in household of Strafford L Morton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katharine M Follansbee in household of Mitchell D Follansbee, "United States Census, 1930"

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