WILLIAM MORLEY

William Morley gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 6, 1888 in Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England
D. October 1967 (last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL)
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  1. Richard Thomas Morley born September 20, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; World War II U.S. Army Veteran (April 12, 1943 – November 18, 1945); married Ethel Mae (unknown last name) (1906-1993); Ethel was first married to Harold G. Carsley (1904-1978) in 1925; Richard died August 29, 1986; Richard and Ethel are buried in Mount Olivet Memorial Park, Zion, Lake County, IL

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Richard Thomas Morley; Address: 3938 Flournoy St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill. (also typed is 717 S. Kilbourne and Ingleside, PO Box 376, Long Lake, Ill); Telephone: Chicago – Van Buren 9416; Age in Years: 25; Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill. U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Martha M. Morley; Relationship of That Person: Mother; Address of That Person: 3938 Flournoy St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Automatic Electric Co.; Place of Employment: 1033 Van Buren St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Race: White; Height: 5.8; Weight: 130; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Dark; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Scar on left arm; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940”

  1. Ruth Ann (Morley) Berent born October 9, 1918 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Raymond Francis Berent (1918-2011); last residence in Darien, DuPage County, IL; Ruth died January 25, 2001

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, January 30, 2001, page 113:

“BERENT – Ruth Ann Berent, 82, nee Morley, of Darien, IL, beloved wife of Raymond, formerly of Westchester, IL, died January 25, 2001, as a result of ALS, loving mother of Patricia, David (Mary), Barbara and Lawrence; dear grandmother of Camille McCray.  Ruth was an avid reader, enthusiastic golfer and loved to draw and paint.  Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Queen of Peach Catholic Church, 701 Plainfield, Rd., Darien, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Retired Officers Association Scholarship Fund will be appreciated.  Mail donations to TROA, 21740 Empress Lane, Plainfield, IL 60544-6322.  For information, call 630-737-0115.”

  1. Bernice Edith (Morley) Katusic born July 20, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married unknown Katusic; last residence in Torrance, Los Angeles County, CA; Bernice died August 20, 1994 in Los Angeles County, CA; buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA
  2. LeRoy Morley born March 5, 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Arlene Bracher on October 26, 1946 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; LeRoy died July 23, 2008 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: LeRoy (none) Morley; Place of Residence: Ingleside, P.O., Long Lake, Illinois; Mailing Address: Same as line 2; Telephone: Rd. Lake 4882; Age in Years: 20; Date of Birth: 3 5 25; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Martha Morley, Ingleside, Ill.; Employer’s Name and Address: not employee; Race: White: Height: 5′-9″; Weight: 150; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: 2-19-46”

According to the Lake County New Sun (Waukegan IL) July 31, 2008:

“LeRoy Morley, 83, of Round Lake, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at his home.  He was born on March 5, 1925 in Chicago, to William and Marie Morley.  He was a member of IBEW Local 150 electrical union and a World War II veteran of the Coast Guard, serving his country at the invasion of Normandy.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arlene (nee Bracher), whom he married October 26, 1946 in Round Lake; LeRoy is also survived by his children, Gregory (Debbie) of Lake Villa, James (Carinne) of Antioch, Lee of Ingleside, Michael (Elaine) of Lake Villa, and Sharon (Roger) Abbott of Avon; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Jae Cee; a brother, Richard; three sisters, Ruth, Bernice and Gladys; and an infant grandson, Brian.  Friends of the family may visit Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 EAST BELVIDERE ROAD, GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62711-6226.  For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.”

  1. Gladys Emily (Morley) (Behning) (Peterson) Tyler born May 11, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Gladys died June 22, 2006 in Libertvyille, Lake County, IL

According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Gladys Emily Morley (Gladys Emily Behning) (Gladys Peterson) (Gladys Tyler); Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 11 May 1926; Birth Place: Chicogo Cook, Illinois (Chicago, Illinois) Death Date: 22 Jun 2006; Father: William Morley; Mother: Marie Ozeski; SSN: 335208243; Notes: Dec 1942: Name listed as GLADYS EMILY MORLEY; Jan 1948: Name listed as GLADYS EMILY BEHNING; Jan 1952: Name listed as GLADYS EMILY PETERSON; Nov 1956: Name listed as GLADYS E. TYLER”

According to the Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2016:

“Name: TYLER, Gladys E; Maiden Name: Morley; Approx. Birth Date: Abt 1926; Age: 80; Place of Death: Libertyville IL; Publication Abbreviation: News Sun; Publication Date: 2006 Jun 24; Indexer Tag: jmoo”

Additional Information:

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name in full: William Morley; Age in yrs: 29; Home address: 854 E 52nd St, Chicago, Illinois; Date of birth: March 8th 1888; Are you (1) a natural-born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien (4) or have you declared your intention?: a declarent; Where were you born?: Nottingham England; If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject?: England; What is your present trade, occupation or office?: machinist; By whom employed?: Seal Cap Co; Where employed?: Wells St; Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 17, solely dependent on you for support?: wife and child; Married or single?: married; Race: Caucasian; Tall, medium, or short? Medium; Slender, medium, or stout?: Medium; Color of Eyes?: brown; Color of hair?: light; Bald?: no; Has a person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled? no; Singed: June 8, 1917:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1114 Monticello Ave., the household members were:

“William Morley, head, age 42, married at age 26, born in England, parents born in England, immigrated in 1909, occupation: machinist – machine shop; Martha Morley, wife, age 35, married at age 19, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Richard Morley, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Ruth Morley, daughter, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Bernice Morley, daughter age 10, single, born in Illinois; Leroy Morley, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Gladys Morley, daughter, age 3 11/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3938 Flourney Street, the household members were:

“William Morley, head, age 51, married, highest grade completed: H-1, born in England, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: manager – theatre; Martha Morley, wife, age 48, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in England, lived in same place in 1935; Richard Morley, son, age 24, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: salesman – retail shoes; Ruth Morley, daughter, age 21, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, salesman – new furnishings; Bernice Morley, daughter, age 19, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: new worker; LeRoy Morley, son, age 15, single, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Gladys Morley, daughter, age 14, single age 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935”

According to the Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991:

“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Petition for Naturalization

To the Honorable the District Court of the United States at Chicago, Illinois
This petition for naturalization, hereby made and filed pursuant to Section 310(a) or (b), or Section 311 or 312, of the Nationality Act of 1916, respectfully shows
(1) My full, true, and correct name is William Morley (2) My present place of residence is 3936 Flournoy St., Chicago, Ill. (3) My occupation is Machinist (4) I am 53 years old (5) I was born on March 6, 1888, in Nottingham, England (6) My personal description is as follows: Sex male; color white; complexion light; color of eyes brown; color of hair light, height 5 feet 6 1/2 inches; weight 152 pounds; visible distinctive marks none; race English; present nationality England – (Great Britain) (7) I am married; the name of my wife or husband is Martha; we were married on Nov. 14, 1914 at Chicago, Illinois; he or she was born at Chicago, Illinois, on July 25, 1895…and now resides with me and was repatriated on July 17, 1940 at Chicago, Illinois (U.S. Dist. Ct.) certificate No. 4944991…(8) I have five children; and the name, six, date and place of birth, and present place of residence of each of said children who is living, are as follows: Richard (M) b. Sept. 20, 1915 – Ruth (F) b. Oct. 9, 1918 – Bernice (F) b. July 20, 1920 – LeRoy (M) b. March 5, 1925 – Gladys (F) b. May 11, 1926  Both born in and now residing in Chicago, Illinois – with me )9) My last place of foreign residence was Nottingham, England (10) I emigrated to the United States from Liverpool England (11) My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at Philadelphia, Pa. under the name of William Morley on Dec. 4, 1910 on the SS Haverford as shown by the certificate of my arrival attached to this petition. (12) Since my lawful entry for permanent residence I have not been absent from the United States, for a period or periods of 6 months or longer, as follows: (blank)…(18) I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of 2 years at least immediately preceeding the date of this petition, to wit since Dec. 4, 1910 (19) I have not heretofore made petition for naturalization…

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES

   The following witnesses, each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, depose and say:
   My name is Ray Williams my occupation is Machinist; I reside at RFD 1, Box 161, LaGrange, Ill.
   My name is Clarence Orlick my occupation is Machinist; I reside at 5741 N. Markham Ave., Chicago, Ill.
   I am a citizen of the United States of America; I have personally known and have been acquainted in the United States with William Morley,  petition for naturalization of which this affidavit is a part, since January 1, 1938…
Signed April 15, 1941″

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: William Morley; Place of Residence: Long Lake, Lake County, Ill; Mailing Address: Ingleside, Ill; Telephone: blank; Age in Years: 54; Date of Birth: march 6, 1888; Place of Birth: England; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Richard Morely, 748 Kilbourn Ave, Chicago, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: Automatic Electric, 956 Van Buren, Chicago, Ill; Race: White; Height: 5′ 7″; Weight: 150; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Blonde; Complex: Light; Signed: 4/27/42”