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Richard Lewis Morton, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1889
Okmulgee
Okmulgee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: May 19, 1953

Son of Tucker Washington Morton and Martha L. Thompson. 1m to Bessie Irene Prudden on 28 Aug 1911 in Pawnee Co, KS. 2m to Nancy M. Hazle in Oct 1952. He is listed in the Dawes Final Rolls as 3/4 Creek Indian Blood. Census Card #499 page 512, entry #1628.

Note from a step-great-grandson:

I'm writing about findagrave memorial #110364754 Richard L Morton. This would be my step-great grandfather. His full name was Richard Lewis Morton, Sr. he was born 12 Mar 1889 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. We differ on his death date by one month.......you have 19 May and I had his murder occuring on 19 April 1953. He was the fourth of five husbands of the notorious "Jolly Black Widow" Nanny Doss. She murdered her last four husbands along with her mother and I believe even her grandchildren. What a gal. Don't know if you want to include all that on the memorial, but it is interesting. Richard's body was exhumed during the investigation of Nanny to prove poisoning. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Bessie I. Zink (1893 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Martha Lorene Morton Craig (1912 - 2007)*
  Wendell W. Morton (1914 - 2005)*
  Richard L. Morton (1916 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Emporia
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 36 - Lot 66 - Space 4
 
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: May 11, 2013
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Richard Lewis Morton, Sr
Added by: Becky Doan
 
Richard Lewis Morton, Sr
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 Added: Dec. 20, 2013
 
 
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