|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1903|
Isaac was the advisory director of the Simmons Hardware Company, director of the St. Louis Union Trust Company, a member of the city council and one of the best-known businessmen of St. Louis. He was found dead on the bed in his room at the Quivre Hunting and Fishing Club near O'Fallon, Missouri. The St. Charles County coroner ruled the death accidental. Mr. Morton was clothed in a hunting suit and slippers and was found with a revolver tightly gripped in his right hand. He had been in ill health for several months, and had recently returned to St. Louis after a two-month stay in the East where he had hoped to improve his health. He ate a hearty dinner at the clubhouse and went to bed soon afterward in good spirits.
In 1865 he went to work for Walters, Simmons and Company, later known as the Simmons Hardware Company. His rise in the commercial world was rapid and he soon became vice president of the company. In 1898 he retired from active business to accept the office of advisory director. He was closely identified throughout his life with educational work in St. Louis. He was one of the directors of Washington University, was a one term president of the Mercantile Library Association, was a trustee of the self-culture society and had been prominently allied with the Ethical Society of St. Louis. He was elected to the city council and was a member of the board of directors of the 1904 World's Fair and was chairman of the art committee of the Exposition Company.
Mr. Morton was a member of the St. Louis Noonday and Commercial clubs and also a member of the Business Men's League. He had been closely identified with the commercial interests and the progress of St. Louis for more than 30 years. He was married to Miss Jeanette Filley, daughter of O. D. Filley, one-time mayor of St. Louis.
Jeanette Filley Morton (1850 - 1933)*
St. Louis City
Plot: Block 321/331 Lot 5997
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: May 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27139276