About Morris or Boris Augusta Singer
There is a confusion that Roy said was due to a family story of their arrival at Ellis Island and M(B)orris mumbled his name and forever after they weren't sure whether it was one or the other. The Singers had three children: Nathaniel, Augusta and a boy Melvin who died as a child. Roy's middle name was Melvin after that child. I don't know who was the oldest, I think Nathaniel (Uncle Nat)and Melvin was either middle or youngest.