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MORRISON, Al 1868-1941


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/8/2016 at 10:17:27

Al Morrison Dies Thursday; Sick Two Days

Blood Clot In Leg Proves Fatal; Resided In Grundy County 70 Years

Al Morrison died at his home in Grundy Center Thursday morning, following an illness of but two days. He went to his farm south of the city Tuesday forenoon where he was stricken with an artery blood clot in the left leg. He was helpless from the time he was stricken and remained that way until the end came two days later. He would have been 73 years old had he lived until the 9th of July.

Mr. Morrison led an active life and maintained his vigor quite well up to the time he was stricken. He was never on a sick bed for a day up to the last two days of his life. All of his active life was spent on a Grundy county farm. While he moved to town a number of years ago, he spent much of his time on his farm which, since his father moved to town, has been operated by his son Floyd. He was a good manager and accumulated a substantial estate during his active lifetime.

Born in Pennsylvania
Mr. Morrison came from a family of ten children. He was a son of Isaiah Morrison, a native of Pennsylvania. When Al was three years old, the family emigrated to Grundy county. They established a home on a farm in Washington township and the large family grew up there. Of the ten children, only three are now living. Members of this large family who grew up in Grundy county were George, Will, Al, Jake, Code, Harry and Mrs. Isaac Hasbrouck. One daughter, Mary, died when she was 4; another daughter, Nancy, when she was six, and a son, Eddie, lived only until he was nine. The remaining members of this family now are Harry and Mrs. Hasbrouck from Grundy Center and Dr. Code Morrison from Garner.

Had he lived until next November, Mr. and Mrs. Al Morrison would have observed their golden wedding anniversary. The first few years of their married life they lived on a farm in Washington and in Melrose township. 41 years ago they bought a farm a mile south of Grundy Center and they resided there continually until they moved to Grundy Center in 1930.

Mr. and Mrs. Morrison had seven children. All are living excepting the son Claire who died while serving in the World War. The other children, who with the wife and mother survive are, Ray, Grundy Center; Mrs. J. A. Beckman, Waterloo; Floyd, Grundy Center; Lloyd, Boulder City, Nev.; Vernon, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Mrs. Charles Baldwin, Grundy Center.

Funeral Services Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday. There was a short service at the home and later at the Methodist church in Grundy Center. The services were in charge of Rev. Hallett, local Methodist pastor, assisted by Rev. David Alexander, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Relatives and friends from a distance present at the funeral services were Lloyd from Boulder City, Nev.; Vernon and family of St. Cloud, Minn,; Richard Berger and Miss Grace Berger, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Haase, Eldora; Fred Thompson, Ft. Dodge. The brother, Dr. Code Morrison from Garner, was unable to come on account of illness.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 March 1941, pg 1


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