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1822--Jonathan F. Morris--1899
"Originator Of Flag Day"


Born
March 20, 1822
1822--Jonathan F. Morris--1899
"Originator Of Flag Day"
Died
January 30, 1899



"Our Flag"
By Fred Tripp-1940
Beloit, WI



Jonathan F. Morris
"Originator of Flag Day"
June 1861

"Our Flag"
By Fred Tripp-1940
Beloit, WI
# YEAR POSITION EMPLOYER CITY STATE AGE DATE SOURCE VIEW
1 1822 Born Edward & ?? Morris Belchertown MA 0 March 20 HC-Obit Click
- 1824 Father Died Edward Morris ?? ?? 2 ?? HC-Obit Click
- 1824 Lived With Maternal Uncle Rufus Flynt Monson MA 2-14 ?? HC-Obit Click
- 1836 Went To New York City School & Various Clerking Jobs New York NY 14 April IPBC Click
- 1843 Went To Sea In The Haytian Trade Port De  Paix HI 21 Oct IPBC Click
- 1847 Got Yellow Fever Returned To New York New York NY 25 Autumn HC-Obit Click
- 1848 Cashier's Office Western Railroad Springfield MA 26 Spring HC-Obit Click
- 1850 Offered Job As Teller Tolland County Bank Tolland CT 28 March IPBC Click
- 1853 Chosen Cashier Charter Oak Bank Hartford CT 31 Sept 13 HC-Obit Click
- 1855 Married Miss Harriet Hills ?? ?? 33 May 8 HC-Obit Click
- 1856 1 Of  9 Founders-CT Rep Party General Hawley's House Hartford CT 33 Feb 4 HC-Obit Click
- 1860 A Lincoln Speaks In Hartford Old City Hall Hartford CT 37 March 5 HC-Maul Click
- 1860 1st Wide Awake Club Formed After Lincoln Visit Hartford CT 38 ?? HC-Maul Click
- 1860 Morris Writes Friend About Maul Morris Receives Maul Hartford CT 38 ?? HC-Maul Click
- 1860 Gen. Hawley-Maul-Per Morris Wide Awake Rally Hartford CT 38 July 27 HC-Maul Click
- 1861 Suggests Flag & Constitution Day Hartford Evening Press Hartford CT 39 June LWO Click
- 1861 Charles Dudley Warner Writes Editorial Hartford CT 39 June 10 HEP Click
- 1861 Hartford Celebrates Flag Day First Flag Day Hartford CT 39 June 14 HEP Click
- 1862 Contacts Judge Loomis National Holidays Resolution ?? ?? ?? ?? LWO Click
- 1862 Holidays Resolution Introduced In CT Assembly Hartford CT 40 June5 CG Click
- 1862 National Holidays Resolution Introduced In Congress Washington DC 40 June 11 CG Click
- 1862 National Holidays Resolution Laid On The Table Washington DC 40 June 12 CG Click
- 1862 Holidays Resolution Passes Connecticut Assembly Hartford CT 40 June 17 CA Click
- 1864 Letter Testifies About Lincoln Maul Certifies Lincoln Maul Hartford CT 42 Dec 7 HC-Obit Click
-1879Wife PassedFor Many Years An InvalidHartfordCT56March 3IPBCClick
- 1879 Chosen President Charter Oak National Bank Hartford CT 57 Sept 3 IPBC Click
- 18?? Treasurer Connecticut Historical Society Hartford CT ?? ?? HC-Obit Click
- 18?? Treasurer Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford CT ?? ?? HC-Obit Click
- 1882 Elected Trustee Hartford Theological Seminary Hartford CT ?? ?? HC-Obit Click
-1885Accepted Post As TresurerHartford Theological SeminaryHartfordCT????HTS-ObitClick
- 18?? Director Natl Fire Insurance Company Hartford CT ?? ?? HC-Obit Click
- 1889 Founder-Motions Formation Connecticut Society-SAR Hartford CT 67 April 2 SAR Click
- 1889 Elected-Registrar Connecticut Society-SAR Hartford CT 67 April 2 SAR Click
- 1890 Suggests Annual Nat'l Flag Day Connecticut Society ?? CT 68 June SAR Click
- 1891 Flag Day Commitee To Newspapers Requests Support For Flag Day ?? CT 69 ?? HC-Flag Click
- 1891 Chariman of Flag Day Committee Reports on Progress ?? CT 69 May 28 SAR Click
- 1891 Flag Day-Tells Story Of Flag Day Lebanon War Office-SAR Lebanon CT 69 June 15 LWO Click
- 1893 Retires As President Charter Oak National Bank Hartford CT 71 Oct 3 HC-Retire Click
- 1895 Morris Buys Maul Back Vincent Whiting's Widow Hartford CT ?? ?? HC-Maul Click
- 1895 Donates Lincoln Maul Connecticut Historical Society Hartford CT ?? May ?? HC-Maul Click
-1897ResignedHartford Theological SeminartHartfrodCT????HTS-ObitClick
- 1899 Passed-At Home-5:45 AM 80 Farmington Ave Hartford CT 76 Jan 30 HC-Obit Click
- 1899 Funeral-At Home-2:30 PM Rev Joseph Twitchell Hartford CT 76 Feb 1 HC-Obit Click
- 1899 Intered- Cedar Hill Cemetery Hartford CT 76 Feb  1 HC-Obit Click
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Press Coverage 1822--The Early Years--1853
Press Coverage
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1 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??" ?? Click
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Press Coverage 1853--The Hartford Years--1893
Press Coverage
# DATE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Oct 3, 1893 Hartford Courant Charter Oak Bank-President Morris Resigns 2 ?? ?? Illustration Click
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Press Coverage 1861--The Flag Day Years--1891 Press Coverage
# DATE NEWSPAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??" No Click
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Press Coverage 1889--The SAR Years--1899 Press Coverage
# DATE NEWSPAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? 20" No Click
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Press Coverage 1893--The Last Years--1899 Press Coverage
# DATE NEWSPAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Jan 31, 1899 Hartford Courant Jonathan F. Morris 7 ?? 16" Illustration Click
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