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Morris, Hurman 1838-1910

MORRIS, GEISELMAN, BOLSINGER, POLLY, GREER

Posted By: S. Ferrall, IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/14/2015 at 20:28:55

Hurman Morris was born in Meriden, Conn., June 17th, 1838, and died March 23rd, 1910 at 8:00 p.m., at the age of 71 years and 9 months.

Mr. Morris comes of a family whose ancestors can be traced far back to early pioneer days. His great grandfather being a pioneer in the Eastern States and also a man worthy of notice, for in the year 1716, he landed in America and proceeded to lay out the town now known as the city of New Haven, Conn.

In 1860, at the time of the war between the North and South, Mr. Morris responded to the call for help by enlisting in the Union Army as a teamster, his work being in Arkansas and Texas.

After the war, Mr. Morris came to Clayton and has been in and around our town up to the time of his death. He was always known to be kind and loving to others, always sociable, ready to help others in need, and to stop and talk with the smallest child on the street, thereby making for him a warm spot in our hearts.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, of Bagley, Wis., his sister of Meriden, Conn., two nephews, Grant and Oscar Morris, of Littlerock, Ia., a niece, Mrs. Jennie Polly, of Sibley, Ia., and a nephew, Wm. Morris of Vancouver, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Greer, of Bloomington, Wis., being distant relatives.

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hocking, of Patch Grove, Wis. Interment in the Clayton cemetery.

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Harry Bothmer, of Dubuque, Abe Key and Geo. Miller, of Bagley, Wis., and Ed Patch, of Patch Grove, Wis., and several other out of town people attended the funeral of Hurmon Morris, Saturday.

~Register & Argus, Thurs., April 7, 1910

Note: his wife was Barbara Ann Geiselman nee Bolsinger.


 

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