Caroline Louise “Carrie” Morrison

Crow Wing, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Feb 1921 (aged 46)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 11, Lot 71, Center
Memorial ID 124122540 · View Source
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      Miss Carrie Morrison, After a Leng-
         thy Illness, Died at Her Home
                Wednesday Morning


      Miss Carrie Morrison died at 4:10 o'clock Wednesday morning after a lengthy illness during which she showed true Christian fortitude in bearing her suffering with patience and cheerfulness.
      Miss Morrison always took a great interest in civic affairs and devoted much time and attention to assisting many of the home talent plays in properly staging and beautifying scenes. She had a large number of friends in Brainerd, Duluth and Minneapolis and all were shocked when they heard of her passing away.
      Even in her last moments she was thinking of Brainerd and her friends and from her lips was received a farewell message to the citizens of the town she loved so much.
      This message related to intelligent citizens crossing parks and lawns and by their trespassing destroying the grass, and the lady who, almost at the end of the earthly pilgrimage, yet retained a vital interest in the beauties of the out-of-doors, emphasized the fact that this destruction is not perpetrated by school children but by educated men who have had the advantage of a higher education.
      Such a message as this coming from the lips of one who suffered pain as she lay through a long period and watched the trespassers defacing the parks and lawns ought to prompt people to seek to protect the beauties which give pleasure to the eyes of the healthy and yet more pleasure to the eyes of the sick when those eyes have learned to appreciate beauty.
      The time of the funeral has not yet been set. Friends are asked to omit flowers. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 02 February 1921, p. 5, c. 1)

                  AN APPRECIATION

     Expressed by Friend of Miss Caroline
         Morrison Who Passed Away on
                 Wednesday Morning

      Miss Caroline Morrison (Little Carrie) has laid down the burden of life with its perplexities, and entered upon a well-deserved rest. When we think of her, for years, with the lingering disease; so patient, so uncomplaining, with a keen interest in all the affairs of life, we cannot help but admire such fortitude.
      She had a kindly consideration for the unfortunate people in life. Let us remember with what care and consideration "Carrie" looked after the wants of poor old "Mother Shupe," during her last lonely days. Let us remember Carrie for her unique personality. Let us hope her long suffering has found relief in the grave, and that in "God's House" she sleeps in sweet repose.
                     C. D. J. [Charles D. Johnson]

                  Another Appreciation

      In the passing away of Caroline Louise Morrison, familiarly known as "Carrie," Brainerd has lost an energetic citizen, while her close friends have suffered the loss of a frank and helpful associate.
      She was interested in everything pertaining to Brainerd. Civic pride being very strong with her, and the constructive criticism she gave was much appreciated by all.
      Miss Morrison was a great lover of animals and knew all the dogs of the neighborhood by name, many of them making a daily pilgrimage to her door, where none were turned away, unfed.
      Unnumbered kindnesses may be traced to her, and the hour was never too late, nor the weather too inclement, for her to go forth in acts of charity. Many times she has sat far into the night, making little garments for the very needy children of Brainerd, garments of material suitable to their needs, yet with some deft touch to satisfy their love of beauty, as well.
      Loyalty to her friends was one of her chief characteristics, and to have "Carrie" for a friend was to know that one's acts would always have a champion in her, no matter how misunderstood by others.
      Her's was a remarkably clear mind, always seeing the justice of each matter that came to her attention, and even until the last moment of her life, her mentality was as clear as though she was not in the clutches of a dread disease. She was, indeed, "captain" of her soul, and flew the flag of courage to the end.
                          I. M. McC [Islay M. McColl]
(Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 03 February 1921, p. 5, c. 3)

               FUNERAL ON SATURDAY

      Services for Miss Carrie Morrison to
          be Held at Catholic Church on
                   Saturday Morning

      The funeral services of Miss Carrie Morrison will be held at St. Francis Catholic church at 8:30 o'clock on Saturday morning.
      The ushers in attendance will be Fritz Koop and Fred L. Sanborn and the pall bearers Mal Clark, John H. Krekelberg, Geo. F. Murphy, James Murphy, Charles Brown and Louis Hohman.
      Friend and relatives are arriving today or will arrive tomorrow for the services. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 03 February 1921, p. 5, c. 2)


        Obituary is Given—Relatives and
            Friends Arriving for Funeral
                  to be Held Saturday

      Miss Caroline Louise Morrison was born at Crow Wing, Minnesota on the 11th day of March, 1874 and died on the 2nd day of February, 1921 at 3:50 a. m.
      The deceased was the only child of Mrs. Rachel Morrison and a niece of the late Mrs. Caroline Grandelmeyer, who passed away on the 25th of January, 1919.
      Miss Morrison had alwayd been associated with Mrs. Grandelmeyer in the millinery business and continued the business after the passing of her aunt. In this newer section of the state of Minnesota it is interesting to record that this business had been established for 42 years.
      The deceased came to Brainerd from Crow Wing when about 2 years of age and has been a resident of the city from then until the time of her death.
      When the old depot burned Miss Morrison, who had a sense of humor, said, "Well, that is one old landmark gone, it will be our turn next."
      Miss Morrison had not been in good health for some years, and an attack of the influenza depleted her strength and vitality and affected her heart and lungs and resulted in two years of suffering and finally in death.
      Miss Morrison was conscious right up to the end and just before she passed away she indicated that she knew what her mother had said by an affirmative movement of the head.
      The following relatives mourn the passing of one whom they had learned to love: her mother, Mrs. Rachel Morrison, and her cousins, Mrs. Fred A. Munch of St. Paul; Mrs. Mary F. Stead of Minneapolis and Mrs. Rose Grandelmeyer Parker of Brainerd. It is expected that Mrs. Munch and Mrs. Stead will arrive today, and that the following old friends will be here for the funeral services tomorrow: Mrs. James K. Ogden of Minneapolis, Mrs. Werner Hemstead of St. Cloud and A. Tschumperlin of St. Cloud.
      In addition to the ushers named yesterday the following will assist, Dr. Harry Murphy and Albert Sanregret.
      Friends of the deceased may view the remains at the home until the time the body is transferred to St. Francis Catholic church for the serves at 8:30 Saturday morning.
      Brainerd can ill afford to lose those who have been, through all these years, interested in the social, civic and cultural life of the community, and with the passing of such a life the call comes to others to step in and attempt to render service for the promotion of the best civic interests. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 04 February 1921, p. 3, c.'s 3-5)

      The funeral service of Miss Caroline Louise Morrison were largely attended. Rev. Father James Hogan of St. Francis Catholic church officiated at the services which were held in St. Francis Catholic church at 8:30 Saturday morning. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 05 February 1921, p. 2, c. 2)

Date of Death: 02 FEB 1921
County of Death: CROW WING
CERTID# 1921-MN-002657

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  • Added: 25 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124122540
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Louise “Carrie” Morrison (11 Mar 1874–2 Feb 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124122540, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .