the Oberlin Herald
RUTH MORTON, widow of D. W. Morton, died at the family home in
Bassettville township, Tuesday January 21 (1941).
She also had been in poor health for some time, and her death was
not unexpected. Born at
January 16, 1863
, she had just passed her 78th birthday five days before her
death. Her parents, Abbott
and Julia Green, moved to Mercer (Meigs)
, her childhood home; and here she was united in marriage with Daniel W.
March 30, 1882
. The marriage was blessed with eleven children; nine of whom survive
their mother. The father died
March 21, 1936
. For nearly sixty years
the Mortons have made their home in
; and their home was ever a social center of their neighborhood; Mr. and
Mrs. Morton and the children were leaders in social activities.
The surviving children are: Victor, Lester and Abbott Morton and
Mrs. Alice Stiner of the home community; Mrs. Cora Small
; Emmett Morton,
; Mrs. Edna Claar,
; Mrs. Ann McBurney, Great Falls, Montana.