Morrison, Mrs. Catherine 1827-1910
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 12/12/2011 at 20:43:07
June 6, 1910
DEATH OF OCTOGENERIAN
MRS. CATHERINE MORRISON DIES SUDDENLY
Mrs. Catherine Morrison passed away at the home of her son, Alex Morrison
near Crathorne, on Thursday morning having attained an advanced age of 83
years. She had been in low health for some time and the ravages of age had
grown gradually upon her. On Tuesday she was up and around apparently
feeling as well as usual. During the day she was taken sick and slowly sank
into eternal sleep, passing from this earth at an early hour on Thursday
Mrs. Morrison came with her husband to this vicinity in 1894. Two years
later Mr. Morrison died and since the aged mother had lived with her son.
Catherine Ross came of a sturdy Scotch race and was born at West Bay, Cape
Breton, Nova Scotia, on August 17 1827. She was married when a girl of
eighteen in 1845 to Alex Morrison, who was a blacksmith and a farmer by
occupation and they spent their lives in Nova Scotia until coming here to
spend their declining days with their son, who with his family faithfully
cared for them and made happy their closing days.
She leaves a number of grown up sons and daughters to mourn the loss of a
good mother. They are Alex Morrison, Crathorne; Robert, Cape Breton; Mrs.
Getschell, Mammen; Mrs. A. G. McRederick, Coldfoot, Alaska; Mrs. Lean,
Sidney, Cape Breton; Mrs. C. Thompson, Butte, Montana.
Deceased was a good Christian woman, a devoted mother and friend and held in
high esteem by all who knew her.
Rev. W. G. Moore, of this city officiated at the funeral ceremony which was
held Saturday from the Morrison home and services conducted in the church.
NOTE: Buried Lot 1, Plymouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Johnson Twp, Plymouth County, IA.
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