Morris William Crothers was born on April 8, 1905, in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. He was the son of Charles E. Crothers and Nellie May Meyers Murphy.
Morris’ parents divorced sometime between 1910 and 1918. His mother remarried in 1918 to Claude Edward Hallsman.
In 1930, Morris was living with his mother and step-father in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. His widowed half-sister, Edith Butler, was also in the household.
Morris William Crothers died on January 8, 1934 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. The cause of death listed was, “Pistol shot into brain. Back of right ear. Self-inflicted.” He was 27 years old at his death.
Notes for Morris William Crothers
Birth: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Birth Records, 1852-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
Residence in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: 762; Page: 30B; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 446.0; FHL microfilm: 2340497.
Death: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1955). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.