William Morton

From the Oberlin Herald Feb. 28, 1895


DEAD: -- At Lorneta, Texas, January 27 WILLIAM MORTON, aged 66 years and 5 months.

He came to this country from the State of Ohio in 1879; he and his family have made Decatur County their home since that date.  Mr. Morton was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was also a member of the Grand Army Post; he was buried in Masonic honors.  He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss, but the Lord doeth all things well; he talked about the future and said he was prepared to go to his home across the river.  May we all be prepared to go when He that calleth His children home shall say "come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give your rest" 
From the Oberlin Opinion Feb. 1, 1895
Word received here Monday of the death of William Morton at Hot Springs, AR.  The remains were buried at Hot Springs according to the old mans request.  Deceased has been a long respected citizen of Decature County and his many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. 

Submitted by Elsie Rarey