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Julius Sterling Morton

Julius Sterling Morton

Male 1832 - 1902  (70 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Julius Sterling Morton 
    Born 22 Apr 1832  Adams, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation He was a Nebraska newspaper editor who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture.  
    J Sterling Morton For The Cabinet.
    J Sterling Morton For The Cabinet.
    The Boston Post, Tuesday Morning, February 21, 1893 page 2.
    Philanthropy 10 Apr 1872  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On this date Julius Morton founded Arbor Day. In 1855 his home state of Nebraska was the first state to make it a legal holiday moving the date to April 22nd to honor Julius's birthday. Eventually all 50 states made Arbor Day a holiday. In 1970 President Richard Nixon declared the last Friday in April National Arbor Day.  
    Julius Sterling Morton excerpted from a larger article about the men of Arbor Day.
    Julius Sterling Morton excerpted from a larger article about the men of Arbor Day.
    The Vicksburg (Mississippi Evening Post, Monday, September 28, 1885, page 3.
    Died 27 Apr 1902  Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J. Sterling Morton Obituary.
    J. Sterling Morton Obituary.
    The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois) Monday, April 28 1902 page 8.
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I24523  Nagel
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 

    Father Julius Dewey Morton,   b. 10 Mar 1808, Saint Albans, Franklin, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1865, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Emeline Sterling,   b. 16 Feb 1812, Adams, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1890, Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F7940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Joy,   b. 9 Aug 1833, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1881, Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1854  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joy Morton,   b. 27 Nov 1855, Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1934, Lisle, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Paul Morton,   b. 22 May 1857, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1911, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Mark Morton,   b. 2 Nov 1858,   d. 24 Jun 1951  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
     4. Carl Morton,   b. 18 Feb 1865,   d. 7 Jan 1901  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F7941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart