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What happened to Jim Morris ?
« on: Tuesday 24 December 19 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Please can some kind person find any information at all about Jim Morris ?

He was baptised on 11 Sept 1888 at St. Marys Leicester.
His parents were James Douglas Morris and Louisa Jane nee Brooks.
I have found one mention of him in the 1901 census but nothing else.

I'll be very grateful for any help at all.

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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 12:11 GMT (UK) »
What details do you have for him in 1911 - where is he - who is he living with
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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Rosie he is living with his father ,he is 13.

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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 12:42 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this is the same person:

Social Security Death Index:

Name:
Jim  Morris 
Birth Date:
16 Apr 1888
Issue State:
Illinois 

Death Date:
Nov 1965
.........................

and
Find a Grave:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77696483

Maureen


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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much Maureen that looks very interesting.
I have wondered whether he died young or emigrated. I couldn't find a death for him so this looks worth checking out.

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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 15:11 GMT (UK) »
This is the person on the burial record on the 1940 census:-

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oqx/

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P.S. also 1930 - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oqy/

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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 15:42 GMT (UK) »
Good,David!

His WW2 Draft Record?
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1KC-RZF

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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank you David and Maureen very intriguing ! Could this finally be him  :D.
I appreciate your help very much.
He was called just Jim ,no middle name. He had an elder brother named James who died as a baby.

I'm curious now, if this is him would he have travelled alone at 14 years old. As usual more questions  ;D

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Re: What happened to Jim Morris ?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you David and Maureen very intriguing ! Could this finally be him  :D.
I appreciate your help very much.
He was called just Jim ,no middle name. He had an elder brother named James who died as a baby.

I'm curious now, if this is him would he have travelled alone at 14 years old. As usual more questions  ;D

Wouldn't he be about 23/24 when he came to the US?

You said he was on the 1911 with parents but I think that was the 1901?

It may be worth asking on the US Board (giving a link to this thread).

Kind regards,
Maureen