Individual Record 2348

Name}   Wilson, Morris Hicks (Morrie or Thumper) Family History} Hancock                
  Title} Jr. Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 13 Nov 1952 Place} Vallejo, Solano, California
Marr.: Date} Cir       1977/1982 Place}  
Death: Date} Exa   1 Jun 2009 Place} Swedish Hospital, Seattle, King, Washington
Burial: Date} Cir    4 Jun 2009 Place} Cremated; ashes in possession of Nancy Wilson
  Grave Marker} No
Source 1} 848 = Birth record
Source 2} 661 = Death record
Source 3} 1324=Obituary
Source 4} 1325=Family history
Source 5} 1326=Letters
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Parents: } Morris H. Wilson Sr. & Edwina Clair Whitthorne (Bee)
   Relationship No.} 826
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      Occupation 1} Computer programmer
       Occupation 2} Entrepreneur
       Occupation 3} Taxi driver
       Occupation 4} Dishwasher
Spouses:    First} (Restricted information)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Morrie was born in Vallejo, California, in 1951.  He got his nickname Thumper because he kicked a lot during his mother's pregnancy.  Shortly after that his family moved to Japan.  Morrie was raised there at the Tachikawa Air Force Base, where his father worked as a civilian for the U.S. military.  He attended St. Mary's International School in Tokyo.

Morrie's family later moved to Hawaii.  There he graduated in 1970 from Iolani High School and in 1977 from the University of Hawaii with a B.S. degree in Computer Science (1977).  Also in 1977 he obtained a private pilot license and Radiotelephone Operator Permit.  In Hawaii he enjoyed flying, scuba diving, photography, computers, and reading for fun and knowledge.  While there he also worked as a dishwasher and a night-shift taxi driver.  Additionally he did programming jobs for the Educators of the Pacific, The Aloha System (digital packet broadcasting and network interfacing), and the Dolphin Research Labs of the University of Hawaii.

In 1977, after being hired by The Boeing Company, Morrie moved to Seattle, Washington.  While at Boeing he worked on the B-l A, B-52 OAS upgrade, and B-1B bomber programs as a programmer and software systems expert.  He continued working there until 1989.

In 1989 Morrie formed his own software company, Wilson WindowWare creating system applications that ran under the Windows Operating System.  They were marketed as shareware, with his initial product being Command Post.  His main program was WinBatch, a batch language running under Microsoft Windows.

Morrie also started the World Wide School, a website to preserve and present educational material.

Morrie passed away at age 57 due to pneumonia while recovering from a stroke he had on 18 Jan 2009.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 3:25 P.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Morrie H. Wilson
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Morrie circa 2008
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High School diploma and Bachelor of Science
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition} Stroke
  Cause of Death} Pneumonia
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 20 Jun 2011
Date Created}    5 Jun 2011
Copyright © 2011 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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