MORRISON, Ross 1839-1910
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2016 at 19:28:50
Ross Morrison Is Dead
Was An Early Settler Here
Summons Came at His Home in Morrison on Wednesday, June 15th
Ross Morrison was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18th, 1839. He came to the end of his journey in Morrison, Iowa, June 15th, 1910, aged 71 years, 3 months and 27 days.
On March 21st, 1861, he was united in marriage to Miss Hanna Kemp, who was a resident of the same county. Of their ten children, three died in infancy. Nora, the oldest daughter, passed on some twenty years ago. Those remaining are Emma, Mrs. E. C. Cole of Grundy Center; Eugenie Francis, Mrs. E. S. Barrick; Rhoda L., Mrs. O. M. Downey, and Gertrude E. at home, all of Morrison.
Mr. Morrison was of a family of eleven of which only three remain--Jefferson M. of Grundy Center, A. S. Morrison of Smithfield, Pa., and L. J. Morrison of Morrison, Iowa.
Mr. Morrison enlisted in Company K, 116, Pennsylvania regiment and was with the Army of the Potomac in the seven days battle of the Wilderness and was wounded on the seventh day. On the first day of the battle, P. A. Boyd, a brother-in-law, was killed.
In 1872 Mr. Morrison came to Grundy county, Iowa, and has since made this his home. His health began to fail some two years ago, but neither he nor his friends were alarmed till about six weeks ago when he showed signs of asthma and heart failure. On Tuesday evening, June 7th, the pastor and wife called to spend the evening and found him up and around and we had such a pleasant call and seemed to have promise of his being with us for some time. We talked about the church and he seemed so interested in the plans we talked of for the coming days. We next called Monday evening, the 13th, at 5 p.m. and he greeted us with the statement: "We wanted you to come, as there are a number of the family here and we thought that it would be nice to have you have family worship with us this evening." I read the 23rd Psalm and had prayer which met a warm response from our brother. He was ready to go if it was the Lord's will and seemed so happy after having worship. Previous to this and after this call he gave every assurance to family and friends that he was at peace with God. It was all right between him and the Savior.
He rallied on Wednesday morning as he reached the river's bank and the parting came with wife in his arms and the daughters standing near. The spirit had taken its flight.
There is six grandchildren to comfort and encourage Grandma Morrison. All of the children are members of the M.E. church.
The services were held in the M.E. church on Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. W. McNeel preached from the text I Thess. 4-13 and 14. He was assisted by Rev. H. B. Dye of Grundy Center. The funeral was one of the largest ever attended, as Mr. Morrison was so well known. The music was furnished by the male quartet from Reinbeck. The floral offerings were profuse and very beautiful. The pall bearers were all members of the G.A.R.
Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Jefferson Morrison and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Al. Morrison, Mrs. Peter Mutch, Mr. and Mrs. Will Mutch, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Morrison, H. N. Stuck, Mr. and Mrs. L. Stuck, Mrs. John Clift, Mrs. Mary Harkins, Mrs. Ike Hasbrouck and John Woodmency, all of Grundy Center and Mrs. McBirney of Galt, Iowa.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 June 1910, pg 1
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