William Morton

Died: 10 Nov 1871

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William Morton

Died: 10 Nov 1871
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The headstone of William Morton. Cemetery: Earlston Parish Church, Location: Earlston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom. Birth: Not Available, Death: 10 Nov 1871.

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William Morton

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Earlston Parish Church

2 Church Street
Earlston, Scottish Borders, Scotland
United Kingdom

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In memory of GEORGE MORTON Fans who died August 1. 1842 aged 60 years and MARGARET LEES his wife who died at Earlston Sep 16. 1861 aged 72 years also ISABELLA MORTON their daughter who died at Fans March 20. 1834 aged 19 years and JANE MORTON their daughter who died at Caldronbrae Nov 20. 1841 aged 32 years also ROBERT MORTON their son who died at Earlston April 21. 1847 aged 34 years and WILLIAM MORTON their son who died at Dalkeith Novem 10. 1871 aged 49 years also GEORGE MORTON son of the above who died at Edinburgh Dec 27. 1869 aged 19 years also ELIZABETH MORTON who died at Bemersyde May 10. 1877 aged 66 years.

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1822
William Morton was born in 1822
William Morton was 9 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William Morton was 18 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William Morton was 37 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
William Morton was 38 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
William Morton died on 10 Nov 1871 at the age of 49

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