Albert Harrison Morton (1895 - 1946)

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Kings County, New York

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Long Island National Cemetery
Section I Site 13185,
2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, Ny

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: BOILERMAKER 2C
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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Harrison

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Walter Wiliam Durman

Walter Wiliam Durman

Heather L. Morton

Heather L. Morton

Bottomley and Morton relations

Bottomley and Morton relations

Marjorie R. Stubbs

Marjorie R. Stubbs

Jeremiah & Margaret Morton

Jeremiah & Margaret Morton

Hughes Morton, and Ham

Hughes Morton, and Ham

David Paul Morton

David Paul Morton

Gilbert & Mary (Morton) Kennedy

Gilbert & Mary (Morton) Kennedy

Mina Dee Phillips, age 16

Mina Dee Phillips, age 16

Willie Morton, Providence, RI

Willie Morton, Providence, RI

Tom Morton, Providence, RI

Tom Morton, Providence, RI

unknown man

unknown man

Morton Family Portrait

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1895 - In the year that Albert Harrison Morton was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

1910 - By the time he was only 15 years old, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

1914 - When he was 19 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1925 - At the age of 30 years old, Albert was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1946 - In the year of Albert Harrison Morton's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Albert Harrison Morton passed away on May 4, 1946 in New York at 51 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section I Site 13185, Farmingdale, Ny. He was born around 1895. There is no information about Albert's family or relationships.

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