MORSE, Adaline 1841-1894
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Date: 2/18/2011 at 20:42:22
Died, in Grundy Center, Iowa, June 24, 1894, Mrs. Adaline Morse, widow of John T. Morse, who died in this city last August. She was born in Jackson county, Indiana, 53 years ago, and came to Illinois when a child, and thence to beautiful Iowa where she spent the remainder of her days. They settled in Eldora some seventeen years ago but have lived in this county some time, and in Grundy center about two years. Deceased leaves four children: Mrs. Eva Hinckly of DeWitt, Iowa; Mrs. Viola Shirk of Grundy county; Frank and Nettie Morse, both unmarried and at home. Her aged father, Asa Jackson, of Rosetta, Ill., and five sisters also survive her: Mrs. Evaline Beaty of Mediapolis; Mrs. Eliza Smith of Iowa City; Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Haines of Rosetta, Ill.; and Mrs. Penrose of Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Beaty, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Hinckly, and the aged father attended the funeral which took place in the M. E. church and were conducted by Rev. Church, Tuesday afternoon, June 26th. The remains were laid to rest beside her husband in Rose Hill Cemetery, and were followed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. She was sick only a few days, of inflamation of the bowles, and no hopes were entertained for her recovery from the beginning. The sympathy of the entire community go out to the orphan children, the aged father and lonely sisters in their sad loss. The deceased was a member of the Christtian for 30 years.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 June 1894
In remembrance of the labors of the late Mrs. Adaline Morse for the cause of temperance, we deem it fitting to add to the obituary of last week: She was one of the charter members of the West Palermo W. C. T. U. and faithfully discharged her duties of secretary of the Union for several years. No effort or sacrifice seemed too great for her to make to be present at the meetings, to do her part to help the promotion of the cause so dear to her heart. The recollections of her christian life and influence, always for the right, will never fade from the memories of her children, neighbors and friends. Truly may it be said of her. "She hath done what she could."
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 July 1894
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