Thomas J. "Tommy" Morton

Male 1894 - 1910  (16 years)


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  • Name Thomas J. "Tommy" Morton 
    Nickname Tommy 
    Born 31 Aug 1894  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1910  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Nov 1910  Ridge Park Cemetery Marshall, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1637  Treespot
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2018 

    Father Thomas Hurton "Harry" Morton,   b. 23 Dec 1863,   d. 1 Oct 1894, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Emma Charlotte Harris,   b. 22 Jan 1871, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1959, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1891  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1894 - Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1910 - Saline County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1910 - Ridge Park Cemetery Marshall, Missouri Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    <i>The Marshall Republican</i> Marshall, Saline County, Missouri 29 April 1904 page 1 of 4
    The Marshall Republican Marshall, Saline County, Missouri 29 April 1904 page 1 of 4
    "Snapshots of the World's Fair" - nice description of what it was like to visit the St. Louis World's Fair, which was about two hours train ride away from Marshall, Missouri.
    <i>The Marshal Republican</i> Page 2 of 4 describing St. Louis World's Fair in 1904
    The Marshal Republican Page 2 of 4 describing St. Louis World's Fair in 1904
    Harris family lived in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri at the time of the St. Louis World's Fair. If any of them went it was about a two-hour train ride.
    Philip Watkins Harris - age 62
    Pearla Williams King Harris - age 39 (Philip's wife)
    Stella Almeda Harris - age 21 (daughter from Philip's 1st wife)
    Bertha King - age 20 (Pearla's youngest child from her 1st husband)
    Mary Josephine "Mollie" Harris - age 19 (youngest child from Philip's 1st wife)
    Thee Harris - age 9
    Jack Harris - age 7

    Emma Harris Morton Solomon - age 33 (Philip's oldest child)
    James Solomon - age 27 (Emma's husband)
    Tommy Morton - age 9 (Emma's son from 1st husband)
    Myrtle Solomon - age 5 (Emma's daughter from 2nd husband)

    Philip's sons from first wife:
    Richard Harris - age 32
    Philip H. Harris - age 30
    Edward Harris - age 28
    Giles Harris - age 27
    William Holmes Harris - age 23

    Lee Watkins Harris - age 24 (newlywed, he and Daisy married Sep 1903)
    Daisy M. King Harris - age 22 (Lee's wife and Pearla Williams King Harris' daughter from her 1st marriage)
    <i>Marshall Republican</i> Description of St. Louis World's Fair page 3 of 4
    Marshall Republican Description of St. Louis World's Fair page 3 of 4
    <i>The Marshall Republican</i> Description of St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 page 4 of 4
    The Marshall Republican Description of St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 page 4 of 4
    <i>Marshall Republican</i> 2 December 1910, weekly paper on Fridays
    Marshall Republican 2 December 1910, weekly paper on Fridays
    "Accidentally Shot" - Tom Morton, age 16, accidentally shot by 14 year old friend while hunting on Thanksgiving day.

    Headstones
    Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Saline, Missouri
    Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Saline, Missouri
    Thomas Morton (Emma Harris' first husband) died two months after their child Tommy Morton was born.
    Tommy Morton (Emma's son) died at age 16 from a hunting accident.

    Sources
    1900 Census Saline County, Missouri
    1900 Census Saline County, Missouri
    Head of Household - John R. Solomon, white, male, born June 1877, age 22, married for 2 years, born in Missouri, farmer
    Wife - Emma, white, female, born Jan 1872, age 28, married for 2 years, 2 children, both living, born in Missouri, both parents born in Virginia
    Step-son - Thomas Morton, white, male, born Dec 1894, age 5, single, born in Missouri
    Daughter - Myrtle Solomon, white, female, born March 1899, age 1, single, born in Missouri
    Hired Hand - Claud Millsap, white, male, born June 1881, age 18, single, born in Missouri
    Census Record 1910 Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
    Census Record 1910 Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
    Head of Household - James R. Solomon, white, male, age 31, 1st marriage, married 12 years, farmer, general farming, born in Missouri, Father born in Tennessee, Mother born in Virginia
    Wife - Emma C. Solomon, white, female, age 38, 2nd marriage, married 12 years, 2 children, born in Missouri, both parents born in Virginia
    Daughter - Myrtle, white, female, age 11, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri
    Step-Son - Tommie Morton, male, age 15, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri

  • Notes 
    • Lived to be 16 years old. He was accidentally killed on Thanksgiving day.
    • (Research):8 May 2018 - Age calculated based on his age of 15 in 1910 Cenus, said he was born in Missouri.

      23 May 2018 - Found his dates in Ridgepark Cemetery website http://ridgeparkcemetery.com/files/M3.pdf He died at 16 years old and is buried in section 21 lot 22.

      Found the newspaper article in the Marshall Republican at: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89066240/1910-12-02/ed-1/seq-1/
      2 Dec 1910, published one week after the hunting accident. Tom Morton, age 16, was accidentally shot in the back of the head and the bullet went out his left eye on Thanksgiving day 24 Nov 1910 by his 14 year old hunting buddy. Tom died at 3:30 am on Friday, 11/25/1910.


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