|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1835|
|Death: ||May 16, 1920|
Franklin Fitzgerald Morrill m. Nancy Jane Stone on August 17, 1856, in Collin Co., TX.
Note: He was the only family member to use the spelling Morrill. Even son William's gravestone is Morrell.
Daily Courier Gazette (McKinney, TX), Wednesday, May 19, 1920, p. 1:
"UNCLE FRANK MORRILL DEAD AT COTTAGE HILL AT RIPE OLD AGE OF 84 – LIVED ON SAME FARM FOR 64 YEARS.
'Uncle' Frank Morrill, for 64 years a resident of Cottage Hill, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 16, on his big farm in that community on which he had continually resided for practically all of that long period of time. Paralysis added to infirmities of extreme old age, quickly ended his long and useful life. He was confined to his bed only about forth-eight hours before the messenger of death came and he breathed his last as peacefully as an innocent babe falls asleep in its mother's arm. His aged wife and children and grandchildren surrounded his couch and witnessed with the grief, which only such loved ones can know, the departure of the breath of life from the body of this honored husband, father, grandfather and pioneer farmer citizen of our county. His remains were laid to rest at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the beautiful Cottage Hill cemetery. Funeral services were conducted in the church by Rev. W. D. Thompson of McKinney, his presiding elder and Rev. C. B. Fielder of Weston, his pastor.
Franklin Fitzgerald Morrill was born in Middle Tennessee, December 6, 1835 and was therefore 84 years, 5 months and 10 days old when death came. He came to Collin county in 1853 and married in 1856. His wife was Miss Nancy Jane Stone, step-daughter of Sam Brown, a pioneer settler of the Cottage Hill community. For 64 years she walked and toiled by his side, sharing his joys and sorrows, successes and disappointments only as a true, loving, devoted wife and helpmeet can do. In young manhood he professed religion and united with the Methodist church. He was a man of quiet, home-loving character. His ambition did not run in the direction of public office, honors or plaudits of men. He aspired only to fill honorably the sphere of an humble farmer and a well wisher of those things calculated to benefit and promote the welfare and happiness of his family, his neighbors, state and country. His charities and aid extended to church or other benefactions were often given in a way that the left hand know not what the right hand did. Ostentation had no part or parcel in his nature. He was a sincere man who detested shams. His surviving children are Mrs. Wm. Perkins of Cottage Hill; Mrs. D. M. Kelley, of Westminster; Mrs. Robt. W. Gribble of McKinney and Miss Ida Morrill, who remained in the parental home and devotedly cared for her dear old father and mother as the evening shadows lengthened and deepened about their feeble bodies. Her fidelity and tender, loving, watchful solitude for them has been sublime in its quality of filial devotion. Two children preceded him to the grave - Mrs. R. F. Chambers of Justin, who died in 1911, and William Morrill an only son, who died in 1885 just about the time of his reaching the age of maturity."
Clarissa Rogers Morrell (1798 - ____)
Nancy Jane Stone Morrill (1841 - 1925)*
Annie D. Morrill Chambers (1857 - 1911)*
William F Morrell (1860 - 1884)*
Ella Beverly Morrill Perkins (1865 - 1942)*
Ida A Morrill Miller (1869 - 1952)*
Mary B Morrill Kelley (1874 - 1953)*
Hattie Morrill Gribble (1877 - 1952)*
Edith Elvira Morrell Griffith (1814 - ____)*
William W. Morrell (1824 - 1876)*
Mathew R. Morrell (1825 - 1895)*
John Farris Morrell (1827 - 1898)*
Franklin Fitzgerald Morrill (1835 - 1920)
Lafayette M Morrell (1838 - 1902)*
"F. F. MORRILL / 1835-1920"
Cottage Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section NE, Row 8, Space 7
Maintained by: Oscar
Originally Created by: Will & Shelly
Record added: Jun 27, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6550657