Person:William McMorris (6)

  • HWilliam Walter McMorris1893 - 1928
  • WNecie Smith
  1. Walter Bridges McMorris1924 - 1990
m. 2 May 1915
  1. Esther McMorris1917 - 1988
  2. Sidney Farrell McMorris1918 - 2004
  3. Norwood McMorris1920 - 2011
m. 18 May 1925
  1. Howell Odys McMorris1927 - 2012
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Walter McMorris
Gender Male
Birth? 26 Sep 1893 Walker, Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Marriage 2 May 1915 Louisianato Minerva C. Acord
Marriage 18 May 1925 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisianato Estelle Georgie Mack
Death[1] 31 Jan 1928 Old Lady Of The Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Burial? Old Red Oak Cemetery, Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Other? Died from the reopening of a gal-bladder surgery incision after stepping off the porch of his home to run a hog out of his front yard. Medical

The 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Livingston Parish, Louisiana lists Bridges as a log sawyer married to Minerva Acord and having two children.

Ella McMorris (now Aime), daughter of Bridges' brother Theodore, recalled seeing Bridges before his death when she was a little girl. She explained that his skin was yellow in color. My grandfather and his brother, Eugene, were told that Bridges had gal-bladder surgery and that he died after the surgery incision reopened when he stepped off the porch of his home to run a hog out of his front yard. My grandfather also was told that family members used to bath Bridges in water with baking soda dissolved in it. His death certificate states that he died from:

"internal hemorrhage -- contributory: congestion of the liver and operation on liver and stomach -- duration: 1 year -- last operation: 1926." The time of death is listed as 6:30 p.m. on January 31, 1928.

His World War I draft registration card, signed June 5, 1917, describes him as being a medium height, being slender, and having dark blue eyes and light hair. Bridges lists his occupation on this card as farmer.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Louisiana Death Records. (
  2. Log Sawyer, Farmer