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Jan Miller
James William Morton 1833-1930

I ran across this obituary for James and thought you might like to have it for his memorial:

From the Houston Herald, July 3, 1930 p. 1


Mr. James William Morton passed away at his home just north of Houston at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night, June 28, after a gradual failing for several months past, just the quietly falling asleep of an aged man who was near his century mark. At the time of his death Uncle Bill, as we
all knew him, was 97 years and 21 days of age.

James William Morton was born in Madison county, Kentucky, June 7, 1833, which made him the oldest
citizen of Texas county and probably the oldest citizen in this part of the state. He moved to Adair county, where he was married to Liza Jane Burns in 1850. To this union fourteen children were born, nine of whom are still living. His wife and five children preceded him in death. The living: are W. D. Morton, C. E. Morton and J. A. Morton, all of Houston; Cinda Degrauge, of Gage, Oklahoma; Joe Morton, Mrs. Lottie Hanlan, Mrs.
Sallie Bird and James Curtis Morton, of Adair county, Mo., and Dan Morton.

Uncle Bill served during the Civil war in the Union army and is another of the old soldiers whose name has been stricken from the roll of
honored pensioners and recorded in the Lamb's book of life. He was a good citizen, honest in his dealings and square with his fellow man. Until
the last few years Uncle Bill bore his advanced years well and was always jovial and lively. His passing is to be deeply regretted by not only his sons and daughters and other relatives, but by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Funeral services were conducted at Oak Hill Sunday afternoon by Rev. John G. Bauer, and burial followed in Oak Hill cemetery.

Added by Jan Miller on Jan 18, 2015 4:45 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Ferrari
You're welcome!

It was fortunate that the sun was shining through the skylight ...... it's usually quite dark there, so much so that it's sometimes impossible to make out even the names!
Added by Gerry Jean on Jun 01, 2013 11:03 PM
RE: Santa Rosa Memorial Park
The cemetery you have made for him already exists on Find A Grave. If you do a cemetery search by county you will see that you have duplicated a cemetery. You need to move your memorial to the cemetery that already exists by the same name.
Thanks, Eileen
Added by Eileen on Nov 17, 2012 6:07 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Josephine Giarritta
O.K., that makes sense! I've taken some crypt photos before that turned out almost unviewable because of the poor lighting in some of the mausoleums.
I think that the Holy Cross person got it wrong when she wrote down Josephine's location .... I'll try to get that crypt location and try again. :o)
Added by Gerry Jean on Oct 16, 2012 8:09 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Josephine Giarritta
I still don't understand why you asked for a photo of Josephine Giarritta, b. 1913, d. 2002, if you already had one posted ....??
Added by Gerry Jean on Oct 16, 2012 12:10 PM
s schultz
RE: 26847099 Mary Bruschi Ghiorso
I'm planning a trip back out to CA next summer. I hope to spend two weeks tracking every record on Ghiorso's that I can find. Especially those in the SF area. That's where my grandfather was born though I've never seen his BC. If I find anything I'll let you know. S
Added by s schultz on Oct 14, 2012 11:02 AM
s schultz
26847099 Mary Bruschi Ghiorso
Hi, We were wondering if we could use your picture in our family tree? We will gladly give you and Find A Grave full credit. Thank you for considering it. S Ghiorso
Added by s schultz on Oct 14, 2012 5:54 AM
Harrah stones
I am updating a family history and I would like to ask your permission to use the images of the Harrah family stones in the new book. If you have questions you can reach me here or at
Added by Genfem on Nov 06, 2011 8:17 PM
Tombstone Treasures
RE: Mary Morton

I was in Missouri last week & went to Bear Creek Cemetery. My daughter & I looked for Mary Morton & just the same as others, we couldn't locate her headstone either. So sorry we couldn't help.

Pat Long
Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Aug 15, 2011 6:09 PM
Jamie Morlan
Bear Creek Cemetery
Just wanted to let you know that a friend and I tried to fill your request for Bear Creek (Mary Morton) but we were unable to find her stone. There are many weathered and unreadable stones so it might be one of those. Sorry that we were unable to help.

Jamie <><
Added by Jamie Morlan on Sep 13, 2010 9:04 PM
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