MORRISON, James L. 1887-1965
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/30/2015 at 10:43:07
James L. Morrison Dies; Once Owned Phone Exchange
James L. Morrison, 78, one time owner of the telephone exchange at Conrad, died last Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maxine Minter in Nevada. He had been in failing health for about six years, and bedfast the past four months.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Conrad Methodist church with Rev. R. O. Grote officiating. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
Special music for the service was provided by organist Miss Evelyn Stevens. Casketbearers were Morrison Tranbarger, Truman Cooper, Roland Coulter, Tom Peters, Hamer, Neff and John Gates.
Flower bearers were Mrs. Vera Smith and Mrs. Neff.
James Lawrence Morrison, son of James T. and Sarah Morrison, was born near Bates, Ill., December 4, 1887.
At the age of six, he came to Iowa with his parents, settling in the Conrad vicinity.
He was married to Geneva Barker at Miller, South Dakota, in 1912. After farming in South Dakota for a few years, they came to Iowa to the Conrad community in 1917, and have lived in this vicinity since then. For a number of years, they operated the local telephone exchange, selling out in 1928.
Besides his wife, Mr. Morrison is survived by a daughter, Maxine Miner, of Nevada, one granddaughter and one grandson, and one great-granddaughter, and a number of nieces and nephews.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 October 1965, pg 13
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