Morris "Doc" Oswalt 1897-1968
OSWALT, VORE, HALVERSON, JOHNSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/2/2014 at 20:35:09
Dolliver Man Dead of Shotgun Wound
A rural Dolliver man, Maurice [Morris] Oswalt, 71, was found dead this morning of a gunshot wound on the farmstead where he lived with his sister one and a half miles west of Dolliver, according to Emmet County Sheriff Bernard Reynolds.
Reynolds said the wound was believed self-inflicted by a 12-guage shotgun found near the body.
According to Reynolds, Oswalt’s sister, Kitti Vore, last saw him alive about 7 a.m. today. She was quoted by the sheriff as saying she became aware of an open door on a machine-shed about 10 a.m. and on checking inside found Oswalt shot.
Sheriff Reynolds, Deputy Sheriff Orel Young and Emmet County Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Roy Turner investigated the scene of the shooting about 10:30 a.m.
Reynolds said Dr. Turner will examine the body and make an official ruling on the shooting. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, June 17, 1968)
M. Oswalt, Dolliver, Is Dead at 71
Morris (Doc) Oswalt, 71, died at 9 a.m. Monday at his home west of Dolliver.
He was born June 11, 1897, the son of Andrew J. and Francis H. Oswlt on a farm northeast of Estherville. The family moved to a farm northwest of Dolliver when Oswalt was 21 years old, and he had lived there since.
He is survived by four sisters, Millie Oswalt of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Kittie Vore at home, Mrs. Mary Halverson of Rake, and Mrs. Roy (Alveda) Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn., and one brother, Andrew T. Oswalt of Waterloo. There are 43 nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Tillie) Hayes of Marshalltown, and Mrs. F.A. (Violet) McGuan of Mesa, Ariz., and a brother, Lawrence Oswalt of Milwaukee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville, the Rev. Travis Cannady of the United Methodist church of Dolliver officiating. Burial will be in Dolliver cemetery. Friends may call anytime Wednesday at the Fuhrman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Sam Bondhus, George Holl, Silas Knutson, Raymond Olson, Al O’Sell, and James Stillman. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, June 18, 1968)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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