William Arthur Morris

30 April 1926–7 January 1985 (Age 58)
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Morris was born on 30 April 1926, in Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia, his father, Herbert John Morris, was 27 and his mother, Alice Maud Barwick, was 25. He died on 7 January 1985, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Herbert John Morris
1898–1965
Alice Maud Barwick
1900–1979
Herbert Ronald Morris
1919–1979
William Arthur Morris
1926–1985
Carol Pearl Morris
1928–1989
Phyllis Morris
1932–1981
Morris
1944–1944

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World Events (7)

1939

Age 13

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.
1940

Age 14

Australia declares war on Italy.
1950

Age 24

Australian troops sent to Korea.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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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