Ellen Kelman “Nellie” <I>Morrison</I> Stone

Ellen Kelman “Nellie” Morrison Stone

Birth
Scotland
Death 11 Oct 1937 (aged 30)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 23232965 · View Source
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First wife of Milburn Stone, whom he met while playing Delphos, Kansas. The obituary below is from the Delphos Republican, Ottawa Co., Kansas

October 14, 1937
Mrs. Milburn Stone Dies
The community received a severe shock Sunday evening, when a message came telling of the death of Mrs. Milburn Stone, in California. Mrs. Stone will be remembered as Miss Nellie Morrison, of Delphos. No details are definitely known, but it is presumed her death was quite sudden, as she had suffered with heart trouble for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. Stone and Shirley have been in California for the past few years, and Mr. Stone has appeared in a few pictures. Mrs. Anna Morrison and Rose and Ian have been there for about a year.

Upon receipt of the message, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Morrison, in company with Mrs. Clarence Bornhorst of Des Moines, and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Morrison of McPherson, left for California.

October 21, 1937
Nellie Kelman Morrison was born at Dumbarton, Scotland, Dec. 5th, 1906, and departed this life Oct. 11, 1937, at Hollywood, Calif.

On June 23rd, 1925, she was united in marriage to Milburn Stone of Burrton, Kansas. To this union was born one daughter, Shirley Joan, now 11 years of age. Mrs. Stone leaves to mourn, her loving husband; daughter, Shirley Joan; her mother, Mrs. Anna Morrison; three brothers, Jerry Morrison, Delphos, Kansas; Ian Morrison of Hollywood, Calif.; Douglas Morrison, McPherson, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Bornhorst of Des Moines, Iowa, and Miss Rose Morrison, Hollywood, Calif. She also leaves many other relatives and friends, as she was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at the Wee Kirk ‘o the Heather, Glendale, California, and interment made in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Tribute (also from the Delphos paper)
Louella Parsons' column in the Los Angeles Times for Thursday, October 14, contained the following item pertaining to the death of Nellie Morrison Stone.

"One of those human interest stories that happens occasionally in Hollywood was brought to our attention today. Milburn Stone, cousin of Paula and nephew of Fred Stone, has been trying to get into the movies for months. Several weeks ago he was signed by Scotty Dunlap to play the male lead in Monogram's ‘Federal Bullets', and after a look at the first rushes, Dunlap signed him pronto on a two-year contract. Just when things were looking brightest for Stone, his young wife, who struggled with him during their lean years, died of a heart attack without a moment's warning."

Louella Parsons is a Motion Picture Editor for the International News Service, and her column appears in many of the larger papers.


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  • Created by: Kate Jacques
  • Added: 3 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23232965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellen Kelman “Nellie” Morrison Stone (5 Dec 1906–11 Oct 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23232965, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Kate Jacques (contributor 46637583) .