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James Crichton Molison Sr. 1840-1904


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/24/2013 at 21:59:18

James C. Molison Dead
James C. Molison died about five o’clock last Friday [September 9, 1904] morning from the effects of an injury received a week before, while returning from Graettinger, at the A.J. Iverson place in Jack Creek, he fell out of the wagon. The force of the blow rendered him unconscious and caused paralysis from which he did not recover. His son, Dr. Molison, was with him almost constantly from the time he received his injury, but could do nothing for him, nor did he from the first entertain very much hope of his recovery. Mr. Molison was nearly 70 years of age, and up to the time of the accident which caused his death was strong and enjoyed good health.

He leaves four children to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held last Saturday, and the remains laid to rest in the High Lake cemetery. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, September 15, 1904)

John [James] C. Molison, one of the old settlers of Graettinger, died last Friday. He was recently thrown from a hay rack while at a neighbor’s and his death was the result of the fall. He had many friends in this city who were pained to learn of his death. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg , IA, September 14, 1904)

Graettinger - J.C. Molison, Sr., one of the oldest settlers of this part of the country died at his home east of town last Friday morning from an injury received by falling out of a wagon going home from one of his neighbors. His funeral was held Sunday, and the body was buried in the High Lake cemetery. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, September 14, 1904)

Death of James Mollison [Molison]
The death of James Crichton Mollison occurred at the Nivson home in Jack Creek township Friday morning, September 9th, 1904. The cause of his death was the fall that he received that was mentioned in last week’s Reporter.

The deceased was born at Aurlie Castle, Parish of Latrahten, Perthshier, Scotland, January 13, 1840, and was 64 years of age at the time of his death. He grew to manhood in his native land and received a liberal education graduating from Royal College of Cirencester, England, May 20, 1861. The next year he was united in marriage to Miss Barbara Ramsey Suttie at the home of her parents in Algth Perthshire, Scotland, June 21, 1862. Shortly after this he went to Llanelthy,Wales where he acted as a factor for the Earl of Dunrault estate. He afterward acted in the same capacity for Sir Robert Peel at his estate in the county of Hereford, England.

The deceased came to this country from Scotland in the spring of 1880 and was the first settler located in Jack Creek township, Emmet county, by the Scottish-American Land company. Here Mrs. Mollison died in July, 1891, and here his family was raised. The deceased was a man that loved the quiet of home life. He was a kind father and a good citizen. His sudden end came as a severe blow to his family and old neighbors with whom he had associated for nearly a quarter of a century. He leaves two sons, Dr. R.C. Mollison of this city, and J.C. Mollison of Graettinger, and one daughter, Mrs. S.W. Briggs of Vernon township.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon being conducted by Dr. W.T. Jackson of this city. The interment was held Saturday afternoon being conducted by Dr. W.T. Jackson, of this city. The interment was made in High Lake cemetery beside the remains of his wife. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. (Palo Alto Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA, September 15, 1904)


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