Birth Name: James Douglas Morrison
Date of Birth: December 8, 1943
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
Date of Death: July 3, 1971
Place of Death: Paris, France
Ethnicity: Scottish, German, English, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch and French Huguenot
Jim was the son of Clara Virginia (Clarke) and Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison, USN. His father commanded U.S. naval forces at the Tonkin Gulf.
Jim’s patrilineal line traces to Alexander Morrison, who was born, c. 1755, on Island of Lewis, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.
Jim’s paternal grandfather was Paul Raymund Morrison (the son of Robert Bruce Morrison and Suzannah/Susannah/Susanna Reep). Paul was born in Georgia. Robert was the son of Stephen Morrison and Lydia Emery. Suzannah was the daughter of John Reep and Sarah Ann Beal.
Jim’s paternal grandmother was Caroline Mary Hoover (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hoover and Claudia Irene Crawford). Caroline was born in Ohio. Benjamin was of Swiss-German descent, and was the son of Isaac Graybill Hoover/Huber and Lydia Ann Groff. Claudia was the daughter of Thomas Sylvester/L. Crawford and Caroline/Carrie H. Elder.
Jim’s maternal grandfather was Dalton Frank/Trank Clarke (the son of Franklin/Frank Clark/Clarke and Sophia/Sophie Eunice Frank/Trank). Dalton was born in Kansas. Jim’s great-grandfather Frank was the son of Harvey Hindman Clarke and Margaret Leman Brownlee. Sophie was the daughter of William Frank/Trank and Matilda Stiles.
Jim’s maternal grandmother was Anna/Annie Robinson Stidger (the daughter of Leroy/Roy L. Stidger and Etta B. Robinson). Anna was born in West Virginia. Leroy was the son of Samuel Baker/D. Stidger and Elizabeth M. Walton. Etta was the daughter of Henson Robinson and Sarah Ann Reed.