Toni (Wofford) Morrison

Chloe Ardelia (Wofford) Morrison (1931 - 2019)

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Chloe Ardelia (Toni) Morrison formerly Wofford
Born in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USAmap
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Wife of — married about 1958 (to about 1964) [location unknown]
Died in New York City, New York County, New York, USAmap
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Toni (Wofford) Morrison is Notable.

Chloe Ardelia Wofford was born on 18 Feb 1931 in Lorain County, Ohio, USA as the second of four children in a working-class, African-American family. Her parents were George Wofford of Cartersville, Georgia and Ramah Willis (b: Greenville, Alabama).

At the age of 12 she became a Catholic and took the baptismal name Anthony (after Saint Anthony), which led to her nickname, Toni, that she later used in her professional life.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1953 and earned her Master of Arts from Cornell University in 1955.

While teaching at Howard, she met Harold "Moxie" Morrison, a Jamaican architect, whom she married in 1958. She was pregnant with their second son when they divorced in 1964.

She was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University.

Toni Morrison passed away on 05 Aug 2019 New York City, New York County, USA. [1] [2]


  1. Obituary, "Toni Morrison Dead at 88"
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #201875354 for Toni Morrison, b: 18 Feb 1931 Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA; d: 05 Aug 2019 Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA; with personal photo.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2019), Chloe Wofford in household of George Wofford, Ward 3, Lorain City, Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 47-18, sheet 2A, line 6, family 28, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3101.

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