Amanda E. Morris

30 May 1877–4 March 1954 (Age 76)
Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Amanda E.

When Amanda E. Morris was born on 30 May 1877, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, her father, Milton Taylor, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Koontz, was 26. She married George Stevenson Bradshaw on 4 June 1896, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lake Creek Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Bush, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 4 March 1954, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

George Stevenson Bradshaw
Amanda E. Morris
Marriage: 4 June 1896
John B Bradshaw
Francis Bradshaw
George Monroe Bradshaw
Willie Bradshaw

Spouse and Children

4 June 1896
Jackson, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Milton Taylor


    Sarah Koontz




    Amanda E Taylor




    Charles Taylor


    Kittie Taylor


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Amanda Bradshaw in household of George Bradshaw, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amanda Bradshaw in household of George Bradshaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Amanda Bradshaw in household of George Bradshaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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