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MORRISON, John 1857-1931


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/31/2015 at 10:28:11

John Morrison Dies From Auto Accident Injuries

Was Struck By Passing Car On Grundy Main Street Saturday Night

Shock From Car's Blow Caused Death

Mr. Morrison Had Been a Resident Of Grundy County For 67 Years

John W. Morrison died at his home in Grundy Center at 6:30 Sunday evening as the result of injuries received when he was struck by a car on Main street in Grundy Center Saturday evening. Mr. Morrison was on police duty. He was trying to relieve the congestion on the street from double parking and had stepped out in the street beyond the second car when a car driven by Hillis Guild from Conrad came along and struck him. The car carried him some little distance before it could be stopped. Mr. Morrison was helped to his feet and was able with but little assistance to walk to Dr. Mol's office. An examination found four broken ribs, a bad bruise on the left arm and on the knee and a cut on his lower lip. After his injuries were dressed he was taken home. He spent a fairly satisfactory night and there was not much alarm about his condition. Towards noon on Sunday, his blood pressure went down to a dangerous point and he continued to have chills during the afternoon. He was conscious up to a few minutes before he passed away. The attending physician's belief is that the shock sustained in the collision largely accounted for his death.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. B. Bird were held in the Methodist church yesterday afternoon and they were very largely attended.

Mr. Morrison was one of the early residents of Grundy county. He was a son of the late Jeff Morrison. He was born in Somerset, Pa., Nov. 2, 1857. He came to Grundy county with this parents 67 years ago and made his home here continuously since that time. For many years the family resided on a farm in Washington township. He was married there 51 years ago the 10th of last March. After leaving the farm Mr. Morrison lived for a year in Reinbeck and later moved to Morrison where he was manager of a grain elevator. He and his family came to Grundy Center 28 years ago where they have been making their home continually. He followed the carpenter trade for several years while he resided in Grundy Center and in late years he has served as nightwatch for the town of Grundy Center.

Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife, one son, Herbert, from Peterson, Iowa, and one daughter, Mrs. Clara Laybourn. There are six grandchildren. There are three surviving sisters, Mrs. John McWhirter and Mrs. Kate Weir from Spencer and Mrs. Mary Mutch from Grundy Center. His last brother died at Granvile, North Dakota, last spring.

Mr. and Mrs. McWhirter and Mrs. Weir from Spencer came as soon as they were advised of Mr. Morrison's death. The son, Herbert, is sick and was unable to attend the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. John Shimer and daughter Alice, from Forest City, were in attendance at the funeral.

The deceased was a member of the Masonic order for many years, and also a member of the Methodist church. He could well be called an old settler for he had lived 70 years in Grundy county, entering into its workday activities, and its social, fraternal and religious life.

Mrs. Morrison and family have the sympathy and consolation of many friends in this sudden bereavement and the breaking of the family circle.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 September 1931, pg 1


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