Who was A.L. Morton, the penman? Allen L. Morton was the son of W.T. and Mary Fancher Morton. The family breakdown in 1900 for the Census of Nashville:
W.T. Morton, June 1847, Tennessee, Artist
Mary Morton, wife, May 1854, 9 births 8 live children, Tennessee
Emily F. Morton, daughter 1873, printer
William T. Morton Jr, son, April 1875, cabinet maker
Maria E Morton, daughter, Sept 1878, bookbinder
Arthur B. Morton, son, Sept 1881
Allen L. Morton, son, Oct 1883, collection
James Edgar Morton, son July 1887, printer
Charles E. Morton, son, Dec 1890, at school
John Quincy Morton, son, Jan 1900
Allen married Katherine Carlisle Sanders. They appear in the 1930 and 1940 Census for Birmingham Alabama. His occupation was still in the printing industry, pressman. In addition there was Allen L Morton Jr, at 22 in 1930, John W. Morton, age 15, and Jesse Morton 24. All born in Alabama. The young penman, A.L. Morton, died on May 16 1954 in Birmingham Alabama. Katherine passed away on April 6 1972 in Pell City Alabama.
|Students Mental Exercises in Jennings' Business College.|
Multiply the Months by 5; Divide the Days by 6; then add both answers together.