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Charles Ross Morrison
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1856
Mifflin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1930
Calgary
Alberta, Canada

Okotoks Review, March 1930

The many friends of Charles Ross Morrison for many years a well known resident of Okotoks and Lineham districts will regret to hear of his death which occured at the General Hospital, Calgary, on Thursday, March 13th at the age of 73. The late Mr. Morrison had enjoyed very good health all his life till about 15 months ago when he was taken ill and had to be removed to hospital where he has remained ever since growing gradually worse. His sufferings which were borne without a complaint were very extreme of late.

The funeral was held from the United Church here to the Union Cemetery on Saturday at 2:30 the service being conducted by the Rev. W.J. Kidd. There was a large concourse in attendance conspicuous amongst whom could be seen many old timers. The old familar hymns "Rock of Ages" and "Lead Kindly Light" were sung by choir and congregation.

In giving his address Mr. Kidd mentioned that he had known the late Mr. Morrison for only a short time in comparison with some of his hearers but in that short time he had found that one of his most notable characteristics was his faithfulness to friendship. He was a true friend and a lasting friend to anyone to whom he extended that friendship. From the occasion on which he had first made his acquaintance some years ago he had always felt whenever he met him afterwards that he was meeting a friend who was glad to see him and showed it. It was a quality to be proud of and one that he felt all his friends in the church could appreciate.

After the service in the church was over which was concluded with the playing of the Dead March the procession proceeded to the cemetery where interment took place

The casket was covered with beautiful flowers.

The pallbearers were G.C.S. Paterson, Donald Morrison, J.T. Broomfield, W. Kadey, A. Rowles and R.M. Broomfield.

The late Mr. Morrison was born in Pennsylvania October 20, 1856. He removed with his family to Canada in 1901 settling in the Okotoks district and has practically resided either here or at Lineham ever since with the exception of visits made to his daughter and son. He is survived by a son James of Burdett, Alta., a daughter Mrs. A.G. Malm of Calgary and a sister Mrs. Ida Lincoln of Aberdeen, Wash. His wife predeceased him in 1909.

The late Charles Morrison was one of the best known figures in this town when the editor came here over 20 years ago though not known to many of the later arrivals. Always of a happy genial disposition Charley greeted everyone with a smile and as the Rev. Mr. Kidd mentioned his predominating characteristic was friendship. He was everbody's friend and wanted everybody to be his. As an instance of how much he appreciated his friends he left a request that after his death a notice should be inserted in the Review thanking all his friends in this district for what they had done for him through his long illness. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Morrison (1819 - 1894)
  Mary Ann Bush Morrison (1827 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Angeline Cable Morrison (1858 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Jessia Angeline Morrison Malm (1878 - 1955)*
  James Jacob Morrison (1882 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Montgomery Monsell (1848 - 1910)**
  Mary Jane Monsell Daughenbaugh (1852 - 1943)**
  Charles Ross Morrison (1856 - 1930)
  Joseph Henderson Morrison (1859 - 1911)*
  Ida May Morrison Lincoln (1870 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Okotoks Cemetery
Okotoks
Calgary Census Division
Alberta, Canada
 
Created by: James Morrison
Record added: Dec 15, 2006
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Charles Ross Morrison
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Charles Ross Morrison
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Charles Ross Morrison
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- quebecoise
 Added: Jun. 17, 2015
Rest in Peace Cousin Charles.
- Jan Dishon
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015

- sniksnak
 Added: Feb. 1, 2015
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