DANIEL W. MORTON
Taken from the Oberlin Herald March 26, 1936 Pages 1 and 2
DANIEL WEBSTER MORTON, the son of John and Sarah Ann Morton, was born in
Meigs County, Ohio, April 10, 1859, and died at his home in Decatur County,
Kansas March 21,
1936, at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 11 days.
He was united in marriage to Ruth Green on March 30, 1882 and came to
Decatur County, Kansas with his wife and little son in November, 1882.
To this union were born eleven children, two of whom have preceded him in
death, Luther dying in infancy and Clarence, who passed away in November,
Shortly before their marriage he, with his wife were converted and became
members of the Methodist Church.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife, their four daughters --Alice Stiner
of Selden, Kansas;
Edna Claar of Rogers, Arkansas; Cora Schmahl of Rexford, Kansas; Anne
McBurney of Great Falls, Montana; their five sons--Homer of Condon,
Oregon; Emmett of Goodland, Kansas; Victor, Lester and Abbott, all of
Oberlin, Kansas; twenty seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He also leaves one sister - Mrs. Martha Askins, of Lincoln, Nebraska; one
brother Henry Morton of Dexter, Ohio; and one half sister Mrs. Jennie
Johnston of Oberlin, Kansas; besides a great number of other relatives and
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Oberlin Methodist Church;
the pastor, Rev. Mark Smith, conducting the services. Burial was made
in the Bassettville cemetery, 18 miles southwest of Oberlin, and but a few
miles from the family home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to our many kind friends and neighbors,
who have so willingly helped us during the sickness and death of our loved
one, and for the beautiful flowers.
DEATH TAKES THREE PIONEERS WITHIN WEEK
AGED MOTHER AND TWO AGED FATHERS CALLED TO FINAL REST
In the death of Daniel W. Morton, of Bassettville township, early Saturday
morning Decatur County loses a highly respected citizen who has made his
home in the county for over half a century, and one who has been a leader in
the community life of the west part of the county during all the years of
his residence. As a Natural leader of men his counsel in agricultural
and livestock matters has often been sought by the men of his community, and
he has many times served on the executive committees in county affairs
pertaining to fairs, agricultural exhibits or livestock shows.
by Elsie Rarey