MORRISON, Neal (1860-1934)
MORRISON, KELLER, HOMMER
Posted By: Jenny Bailey (email)
Date: 8/29/2003 at 21:17:49
Funeral Services For NEAL MORRISON
Held Friday Morning from Mt. Tabor Church. Lived for Fifty Years In The County.
NEIL MORRISON was born January 4, 1860 at his home in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada and died at his home near New Virginia August 8, 1934 at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was the only son of NEIL and MARGARET MCPHERSON MORRISON. His parents were Scotch Canadians. His mother was born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. His father died two months before his birth; he never knew a fathers love, care, or training. As a boy he took up farming among his people with the help of that good mother, which was father and mother both to him. He has followed farming as an occupation all through his live. He received his education at Thamesford, Canada. He came to Iowa at 24 years of age in the year 1884 and has been one of the successful farmers of Warren county since that time. With the exception of a short time spent in Nebraska and has lived the greater part of his life here. Has had the experience of taking part in the great changes in the Middle West, rising from the ranks of a farm boy to a prosperous farmer.
He was raised in the Presbyterian faith and christened when a babe, and later converted and joined the Methodist Church at Mount Tabor November 22, 1904 under the pastorate of Rev. Buckner and this was his church home. He was a man who respected all church denominations and gave liberally to such organizations. He possessed a strong faith of the life of the Great Beyond. Although of a quiet disposition his faith in God never wavered and gave the blessed assurance to his dear ones through his last illness that all was well. He was ready to go. He was especially kind to his family and to anyone who needed his help and thus endeared himself to a host of people who will remember as an honest, true, Christian friend.
His last illness was a duration of six weeks throughout which time there was never a complaint, which he had practiced all through life. He met all struggles and trials bravely, with all trust in God and did not attempt to burden his friends and relatives with his troubles, and when death approached he met it with the same cheerful uncomplaining manner that he always greeted his friends.
On April 8, 1903 he was married to CYRENA KELLER. They were the parents of three children, FRANKLIN who passed on in infancy and two living He leaves to mourn their loss his widow, CYRENA MORRISON, Mrs. CECIL HOMMER of near Oscela, and NEIL JR. MORRISON, fOUR GRAND CHILDREN; LLOYD, JOHN, RUTH and VIRGINIA HOMMER. Of his immediate family Mrs, BELLA DAY of Thamesford, Canada; one nephew, ASA DAY and family of Hespelar, Canada. Besides a host of relatives and loyal friends in Warren county.
At twilight, when twilight hours draw near
As sunset flames the sky,
we will think of you Father dear and the happy days gone by,
Thoughts of you will come drifting back
Within our dreams to stay
We know that you are resting
When the twilight ends the day.
The rolling streams of life rolls on
But still the vacant chair will recall
the love, the voice, the smile of
one who once sat there
Another link from our chain is broken
Another star in heaven is set,
But engraved in our memories tablet
Is a name that we will never forget.
Funeral Services were conducted at the home by Rev. FRANK LISTER AT 10 a. m. By Song Rock of Ages and Prayer and from the Mt. Tabor Church at 10:30 A.M. Rev Lister, Rev. Kessler, and Rev. Moore officiating. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Carver and Reed undertakers. The Scripture Lesson the 6th chapter of Galatians was read by Rev. Reed Kessler. Prayer by Rev. Clarence Moore. Funeral text delivered by Rev. Frank Lister taken from 1-10 of 6th chapter of Galatians classified in three parts first dwelling on How God moveth us to bear one anothers burdens from 1st to 3rd thus fulfiling the Law of Christ. Second to find our own faults-consider our own selves. Last, lest man think himself to be something when he is nothing. In 3rd verse and from the 4th to 10th the intenseness of let each man prove his own works and he shall rejoice in himself yet not trying to imitate someone else but by being ones own individual.
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