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MORRISON, Jesse P. 1834-1927


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Date: 4/12/2015 at 09:49:17

Obituary Jesse P. Morrison

Jesse P. Morrison was born at Roundhead, Va., Jan. 23, 1834, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Eberhardt, at Beaman, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, 1927, aged 92 years, 11 months and 13 days.

In the early part of his life he came from Virginia to Ohio, and then later to Poweshiek county, Iowa. Shortly after his arrival the war broke out between the North and the South. He at once enlisted in Company E of the 4th Iowa Cavalry and was mustered in on Nov. 23, 1861. The time of his enlistment expired in 1863, but he at once reenlisted and continued in the service until August 8, 1865, when he was mustered out at Davenport.

After his discharge from the army, he returned to Poweshiek county and settled at the town of Malcolm. Here he unfortunately lost his wife, who died when the children were yet quite young, three of whom have preceded him in death.

Since the war he has lived the most of his time in Iowa. The last ten years he has made his home entirely with his daughter, Mrs. A. H. Eberhardt.

He is survived by two sons, Charles of California and James of Grinnell, Iowa, and two daughters, Mrs. Eliza M. Kimes of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Margaret Eberhardt of Beaman.

His rapidly failing eyesight prevented him in the ten years of his residence at Beaman from getting about and forming friends and acquaintances to any great extent. But his army record shows him to be a man of true American principles and patriotic sentiments. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad time.

The funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. H. Eberhardt, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. J. Snyder. Mrs. T. L. Evans, Mrs. R. L. Oglesby, Fred Bruene and Charles Nickerson sang. Mrs. Rudolph Untiedt and Mrs. G. A. Hitchcock cared for the flowers. The pallbearers were G. A. Hitchcock, M. A. Artz, R. Untiedt, E. G. Elliott, Chas. Vint and T. L. Evans. Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 January 1927, pg 9


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