MORRISON, G. W. 1863-1931
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Date: 8/27/2015 at 14:01:42
Final Summons Come Monday For G. W. Morrison
End Comes Peacefully Following A Two Years' Illness From Cancer
Was a Resident of Grundy Co. 55 Years
Was Actively Engaged in Business In Grundy Center For 30 Years
The end came peacefully Monday afternoon to George W. Morrison following an illness covering a period of nearly two years from cancer. During the first year following his decline he was able to attend to his business but during the past few months he was unable to leave his home.
Mr. Morrison grew up with the town and the community. He came here with members of his family fifty-five years ago when he was 12 years old. The family acquired the farm for their home two miles east of Grundy Center. The farm is now owned by Walter L. Miller. Mr. Morrison left the family home on the farm when he was married 45 years ago. He and his wife began housekeeping at once and they have made their home on the same block ever since. He acquired the bus lines in Grundy Center and entered the business of draying which he continued for thirty years. He gave close application to his work and prospered in a line of work at which most men failed. He was reliable and dependable in any work assigned to him and he made it a point to exert the limit of his ability to measure up to his responsibilities. During his long active business career he never laid down or fell down on any job for which he assumed the responsibilities. During his long and trying illness he was patient and forbearing to a very unusual degree and when he learned the truth of his condition he accepted it with rare courage and fortitude.
Mr. Morrison was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, November 11th, 1863. He came with his family to Grundy county in 1872. He was the oldest of a family of eight children. He was married to Miss Flora Graves forty-five years ago. Five children were born to this union. The wife and three children survive. The surviving children are Wayne from Grundy Center, Glenn from Austin, Minn., and Orange from Hot Springs, Ark. The daughter, Arvilla Brasted, died several years ago. A son, Frank, died when he was six months old. There are four surviving brothers and one sister. The brothers are W. E., Al, Dr. J. C. and Harry. Mrs. Isaac Hasbrouck is the surviving sister. His brother, Jake, died many years ago, and a younger sister died in Pennsylvania before the family moved to Grundy county.
Funeral services were held at the home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The services were in charge of Rev. A. G. Annette, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. B. Bird of the Methodist church. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
The pallbearers were Ray, Lloyd and Floyd Morrison, Eldon Hasbrouck and Ray and James Clapp.
Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Berger and son, Richard, of Omaha, Neb.; Dr. J. C. Morrison, Garner; Mr. and Mrs. Harve Miner, Estherville; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Morrison, Austin, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clapp, Cedar Rapids. Friends in attendance included Phil Leibsohn, P. J. Roeder and daughter Renilda from Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lamb and daughter, Woodward, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lighter, Mr. and Mrs. John Cross and Mrs. John Gier from Conrad.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 April 1931, pg 1
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