William Morse
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William Goodrich Breese Morse (1853 - 1933)

William Goodrich Breese Morse
Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United Statesmap
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Died at age 79 in San Diego, California, United Statesmap
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William was born in 1853. He died in 1933.[1] He passed away in San Diego, California, but is interred in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.[2]

Records of William's life include . . .

  • 1865, New York Census. Counted in the household of Samuel F. B. Morse, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York.[3]
  • 1870, US Census, Counted in his father's home in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York. [4]
  • 1880, US Census, counted in the home now headed by his mother, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York. His occupation was Rose Culture.[5]
  • 1893, Marriage to Jennie Cecil Lyon in Manhattan, New York, New York.[6]

In his 1893 marriage record to Jennie Cecil Lyon, it is noted that he was a widower. Catherine Augusta Crabbe was probably his first wife. She is listed as his wife on his findagrave memorial page.[2]


  1. "California Death Index, 1905-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-Z7VQ : 23 February 2021), William G Morse, 1933; citing 4824, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,049.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 April 2021), memorial page for William Goodrich Morse (31 Jan 1853–12 Jan 1933), Find A Grave: Memorial #58678889, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by db (contributor 47321789) .
  3. "New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNN-HZ6M : 8 March 2021), William G Morse in household of Samuel F B Morse, District 02, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing Census, p. 11, citing multiple county Clerks; Warren and Lewis County Board of Supervisors; multiple counties in New York; Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York.
  4. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8FP-C98 : 3 January 2021), William G Morse in entry for Lamb H B Morse, 1870.
  5. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZZG-SCM : 19 February 2021), William G Morse in household of Sarah E Morse, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 50, sheet 41D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,825.
  6. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24H6-2ZT : 10 February 2018), William Morse and Jennie Cecil Lyon, 16 Dec 1893; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,439,742.

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