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Morris Briton Findley
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1894
Rockwood Station
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1917
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA

Morris, was one of five children
Florence Elvira Findley, Dec --1889
Eleanor Elaine Findley, Mar -- 1891
Oscar Cleveland Findley, Oct 2 1892 - Sep 10 1961
And Infant child had died.

Morris and his sibling were orphaned at very young age.

Their mother, (Maggie Sophia Findley) she knew that she is dying, She tried to find a good home for her children, before she passed way, she did not want the children separated.

When their Mother dies, Morris and Oscar entered into Lutheran Youth Home for boys in Mar 15. 1898
Here sisters want to Grantsville MD.

When Morris brother Oscar was 14 years old, they escaped from the youth home to start a life.

On May 7, 1915 Morris gets married to Ada L. Mostoler
In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Her parents were David and Anna Mostoller of Somerset County Pa.

Mr. Morris B Findley dies July 5, 1917.
The news article stated Mr. Findley was a tin worker in Woodlawn. He was 25 years old when he died.

(Fall off Bick leads to quick death),
A fall from a bicycle man suffers a broken neck and died instantly there his body lies in the middle of the street.
The accident happened on Thursday evening at seven o'clock.
It is said that Mr. Findley was riding the bicycle when the tragic accident happened.
The decedent's body was removed to the local mortuary.

Mr. Morris B, Findley
Died on July 5, 1917
he Was a tall handsome gentleman with the beautiful blue eyes,

Graveside services were held on July 7, 1917.
He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.
He is preceded in death by his parents Howard Holmes Findley and Maggie Sophia ( hampe )Findley, survived by two sisters Eleanor E Findley, of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Florence Franey of South side of Pittsburgh, and survived by brother Oscar Cleveland findley, of the Pacific Ocean was the( merchant Marine) at a time.

This is an interesting folklore and it's been handed down through the family.

My grandfather Oscar Cleveland as he told this story to his daughter Eleanora E.Findley Scott and my mother told her story to me.

Over the years Oscar would tell this story, Oscar stated, he could tell his brother Maurice had died, when he walked on onto the deck of the ship in twilight of the evening he could feel Morris's presence and saw a image of him, he knew his little brother had died.

Several months later the ship came into port, there was a telegram from his sister, before Oscar open the telegram, and he knew his brother was gone. He immediately sent a telegram to his sister saying he was back in port.

Family links: 
  Howard Holmes Findley, (1863 - 1896)
  Margaret Sophia Hampe Findley (1872 - 1897)
  Florence Elvira Findley Franey (1889 - 1979)*
  Eleanor E Findley Ingram (1891 - 1961)*
  Oscar Cleveland Findley, (1892 - 1961)*
  Morris Briton Findley (1894 - 1917)
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Christopher Scott
Record added: Jun 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132100577
Morris Briton Findley
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