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Posted By: Tony Mercer (email)
Date: 10/11/2021 at 07:24:34

Mrs. Morrison Succumbs To Lingering Illness
Mrs. Hannah Morrison, 78, died at her home in Tingley January 23, 1944, following a lingering illness. She had entered the Des Moines General hospital several times and submitted to an operation each time but relief was only temporary. She returned from the hospital about three weeks ago but she grew weaker until death came Sunday morning. Services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church with the Rev. A. R. Weed officiating. Interment was in Tingley cemetery.

On February 18, 1865, mother Morrison was born in Pleasant Township, Union County, Iowa, and was christened Hannah Iowa Clough. She was the sixth child of thirteen children born to Samuel and Mary Clough.

Until about twenty years of age she resided at the family home in Pleasant Township. She then went to Afton, Iowa where she attended Normal school and after graduation, taught school for a number of years.

In February 1894, at the age of 29, she was married to John Morrison. Their children are: Herschel Morrison, John Virgil Morrison, Amy Angeline Morrison, Clarence Chester Morrison, Millard Martin Morrison, Claude Emory Morrison. Claude was the son of John Morrison by a former marriage, Claude's mother having died when he was 2 years old, but grew up in their home as one of her own children.

Surviving mother Morrison are all of her children, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 8 of her sisters and brothers, namely Mary A. Haight, Ellston, Iowa, Amy Harrison, Ridgeway, Mo., Samuel Clough, De Quincy, Louisiana, Richard Clough, Cotton Wood Falls, Kansas, John Clough, Tingley, Iowa, Joseph Clough, La Porte, Texas, Leonard Clough, Portland, Oregon, and Otto Clough, Osceola, Iowa.

After their marriage, Hannah and John Morrison made their home at Mount Ayr, Iowa for one year, leaving the following year on the outskirts of Tingley, Iowa, then moved to their farm home near Tingley where they lived until her husband's death in 1920. Two years later mother Morrison moved to the present family home in Tingley, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., Tingley Christian Church with interment at Tingley Cemetery, Tingley, Iowa.

Although frail of stature, mother Morrison by nature was rugged never complaining even to the moment of her death. No task was too great for her to undertake and she never failed in the accomplishment of any task. All her life, although busy from early morning until late night she always found time to help others and to assist her neighbors in their illnesses or time of need. Mother Morrison was loved by young and old and will be greatly missed.

Relatives from a distance who were present for the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Millard Morrison of Fairbanks, Alaska, Richard Clough of Cotton Wood Falls, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clough, Guthrie Center, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harrison, Ridgeway, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Denny and Larry, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Morrison of Redding, Otto Clough, Osceola, Rebecca Lamb, Hermann Clough, and Mrs. Floyd Woods, Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Miller, Mrs. Mary Phelps, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Owens, Afton, Phyllis Morrison, Des Moines, Mrs. Elmer Goldner, Mrs. Bruce Carmichael, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clough of Kellerton.

Friends from a distance who attended the funeral of Mrs. Hannah Morrison included Mr. and Mrs. Rowe Denny and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Denny of Redding, Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Burchett of Osceola. The latter was an old school mate of Mrs. Morrison.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to all our friends who in any way showed their sympathy, kindness and helpfulness at the time of the death of our dear mother and grandmother -The Morrison Family

SOURCE: Tingley Vindicator, January 27, 1944


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