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Nellie M. Zerley Townsend Morton 1883-1954


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/2/2013 at 20:57:13

Rites Friday for Mrs. Morton
Mrs. M.T. Morton, wife of the late Dr. M.T. Morton, died early Saturday afternoon at a hospital in Norwalk, Calif., where she was taken after suffering a choking spell.

Mrs. Morton has been making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Albertson at Norwalk since going to California after the death of Dr. Morton on Jan. 31. Although in poor health for several years and not as well as usual last week, Mrs. Mortonís death came unexpectedly after lunch Saturday. She was taken at once to a hospital but failed to rally from the attack.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Townsend of Long Beach, Calif., Merritt Townsend of Escondido, Calif., and Harold Morton of San Marcus, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Albertson of Norwalk, Calif.

Survivors also include two brothers.

Funeral services for relatives and friends in California were held yesterday afternoon in the Paramount chapel at Paramount. The body is being returned here for burial and will arrive in Sibley Thursday afternoon. Funeral services here will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist church with the Rev. Harrison G. Dawes officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

A more complete obituary will appear in the Daily News following the arrival here of Mrs. Mortonís family. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 12, 1954)

To Meet for Funeral
Members of the Order of Eastern Star are requested to meet Friday at 2:15 p.m. at First Methodist church to attend funeral services for Mrs. M.T. Morton. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 14, 1954)

Out-of-town People at Services for Mrs. Morton
Out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend funeral services Friday for Mrs. M.T. Morton who died Saturday, July 10 in California, included Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Townsend of Long Beach, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Albertson and Marcia Kay of Norwalk, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Rae Zerley, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Zerley, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Zerley, Mrs. Emma Sweeney, all of Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. William Warwick of Prairie City, Mrs. Hemphill of Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Townsend of Onawa, Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Glotfelty of Western Springs, Ill., Miss Ethel McArdle of Independence, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Morton, Vionne and Debra of Storm Lake, Raleigh Hensel of Walnut, Ill., Dr. and Mrs. H.L. McMillan of Okoboji, and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Beauman of Spirit Lake. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 20, 1954)


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