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Andrew Morris (1918 - 1997)

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Andrew Morris
1918 - 1997
Born
March 8, 1918
Death
December 27, 1997
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Vidalia, Concordia County, Louisiana 71373
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Andrew Morris was born on March 8, 1918. He died on December 27, 1997 at age 79. We know that Andrew Morris had been residing in Vidalia, Concordia County, Louisiana 71373.
Updated: August 10, 2022
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Vidalia, Concordia County, Louisiana 71373
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Natchez National Cemetery Section M Site 17 41 Cemetery Road, in Natchez, Mississippi 39120
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Concordia County, Louisiana United States
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Grammar School

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Branch of service: Us Army Rank attained: PVT Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii Military serial#: 38523215 Enlisted: December 6, 1943 in Shreveport Louisiana Military branch: No Branch Assignment Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law
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Andrew Morris died on December 27, 1997 at 79 years old. he was buried in Natchez National Cemetery Section M Site 17, Natchez, Mississippi. He was born on March 8, 1918. We have no information about Andrew's family or relationships. We know that Andrew Morris had been residing in Vidalia, Concordia County, Louisiana 71373.
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In 1918, in the year that Andrew Morris was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1925, he was just 7 years old 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".

In 1947, when he was 29 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, when he was 32 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1997, in the year of Andrew Morris's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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