Jennie Morton (1894 - 1983)

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Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri

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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

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C. L. Morton Walter Wiliam Durman Heather L. Morton Bottomley and Morton relations

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1894 - In the year that Jennie Morton was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1908 - She was merely 14 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1916 - She was 22 years old when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

1919 - When she was 25 years old, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

1983 - In the year of Jennie Morton's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Jennie Morton passed away in December 1983 at 89 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Jennie. She was born on April 17, 1894. We are unaware of information about Jennie's surviving family. We know that Jennie Morton had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri.

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