William I. Morrison

Brief Life History of William I.

William I. Morrison was born in 1877, in Iowa, United States. He married Adelia Clothilde Pagenkopf on 25 September 1902, in Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bridgeport, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died in 1930, in Polk, Oregon, United States, at the age of 53.

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William I. Morrison
1877–1930
Adelia Clothilde Pagenkopf
1877–1965
Marriage: 25 September 1902
Carl Morrison
1904–

Sources (4)

  • William I Morrison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Morrison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Morrison, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Muirgheasáin ‘descendant of Muirgheasán’, a diminutive of Muirgheas, a personal name meaning ‘sea valor’.

Scottish: from Gaelic Mac Moireasdain ‘son of Moireasdan’, a personal name cognate with Irish Muirgheasán’ (see 1 above).

Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

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

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