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, 1916
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 friends.

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 McClur Morticians.
                                                                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.     
The Family. 
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.

Submitted by Elsie Rarey