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Addie Lyman Morton 1880-1923


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/22/2010 at 22:41:05

Mrs. Earl Morton Dies at Home in Burlington
Sister of George Lyman and for Twenty-six Years a Resident of Estherville

Mrs. Earl Morton, nee Miss Addie Lyman, died on Friday at her home in Burlington, after an illness that lasted from Christmas time. Mrs. Morton had made her home in this city for twenty-six years before her marriage. She was never robust but her last illness was not generally known to her friends here and the news of her death came as a great shock.

Rev. Green of the Church of Christ writes the following obituary of the esteemed lady:

Addie, daughter of Frederick R. and Martha E. Lyman, was born at Croton, Ohio, April 6, 1880; departed this life after an illness extending over three months at her home, 216 Bonnet St., Burlington, Iowa, Friday evening, Feb. 16, 1923, at 11 a.m., age 42 years, 10 months and 10 days. Her parents removed from Ohio in1882 at which time she was two years of age and they settled at Petersburg, Jackson county, Minn., where they resided three years removing from there to Estherville where she grew to lovely womanhood. She united with the Church of Christ at Estherville at the age of 14 years. She loved her Savior and gave her life’s service universally to the church, taking an active part in the various departments of the church, using not only the natural talents with which she was wonderfully endowed but using her acquired talents as well to the glory of God and the advancement of his kingdom on earth. A friend said to me on hearing of her death and I count this as a very beautiful tribute to her memory: “Sister Addie not only was faithful to every trust reposed in her, both in Bible school and church, but she was so kind and gracious about it.” Service such as she rendered is born alone of love. She manifested this same spirit of womanly graciousness thru all the years, up to the time of her illness. She was pianist in the church and taught a class of children in the Bible school. During her illness they remembered her constantly with flowers, post cards and other tokens of loving remembrances.

She was united in marriage to Earl Morton at the parental home in Estherville, Iowa, Sept. 27, 1911. Soon after marriage she and her husband removed to Centerville, Iowa, at which place Mr. Morton was assistant pastor of the church. After a period of three years she and husband removed to Burlington, Iowa, where she continued to reside until called by death to her heavenly home. Her parents preceded her to the spirit land, her mother having departed this life April 8, 1908. On April 16, 1916, the father was called by death to the home prepared for the faithful of the Lord.

She leaves to mourn her departure the loving husband, three brothers as follows: Judson J. Lyman of Waterloo, Iowa; George H. Lyman of Estherville; Louis F. Lyman of Mandan, N.D.; and one sister, Miss Kate Lyman of Burlington, Iowa; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the home of George H. Lyman on North 6th street on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. conducted by P. H. Green. The floral offerings from church Bible school and friends were profuse and beautiful. Favorite hymns were sung by the following: Mrs. McIlveen, Mrs. H. E. Clark, George Hinshaw and H. E. Clark. The pall bearers were as follows: George Rob, Roy Bowen, J. M. Hale, Lyle Stine, Arlando Lough and H. E. Clark. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 21, 1923)


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