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MORRICE, Robert (1841-1935)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/6/2020 at 22:40:58

Robert Morrice
(February 9, 1841 - August 4, 1935)

Ida County Pioneer, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Feb 4, 1925, p.1&5
Whole County Becoming Interested in Our Octogenarians

Robert Morrice of Battle Creek will be 84 years old in February, having been born in Aberdeen Shire, Scotland. He came to Ida County in 1874 and purchased the farm in Maple twp. where he still lives. He was married in 1885 to Eliza Brown, who died in 1917. He makes his home with two of his children, Stevenson Morrice and Isabel Morrice, who keep house for her father and her brother. Mrs. Morrice enjoys good health and works at various things about the farm and in this way keeps himself busy and contented. Mr. Morrice has four children living, another daughter, Mrs. Louis H. Smith residing only a short distance up the road from his home. A fifth child was Douglas Morrice, who died at Camp Devens, Mass. on September 24,1918 and was the first Ida County soldier to perish from the flu. Mr. Morrice has four grandchildren. He has been a member of the Presbyterian Church most of his life and occasionally attends worship in Battle Creek in his old age, although he does not often go beyond the confines of his own acres.


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