Charles Morton

Born: Feb 4, 1874
Loc: Sac City, Sac Co. Iowa
Died: October 24, 1891 - Age 17
Loc: Sac City, Sac Co. Iowa
Bur: Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Iowa
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Obituary: Sad Death – Our whole community was greatly shocked on Saturday evening to hear of the death of Charlie Morton, the seventeen year old son of Warren L. Morton, who lives two and a half miles southwest of town. It appears that in riding on horseback to the field about 1 o’clock p.m. Saturday, Charlie and a brother allowed their horses to run. The horse Charlie was riding, stumbled and fell, throwing the boy to the ground, and falling on him, producing such severe internal injuries that he never recovered consciousness, and died about seven o’clock p.m. Dr. Brenton was called immediately after the accident and did all that medical skill could do to save the young mans life, but without avail. The blow is an especially sad one to the afflicted family as Charlie was both a dutiful son and a strong and faithful helper, and will be greatly missed from the now broken home circle. The funeral service were held Sunday afternoon at the residence, and were conducted by Rev. Preston, after which the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large procession of friends and neighbors.