Warren Liscomb Morton

Born: Nov 5, 1848
Loc: Lake Pleasant, Erie Co. PA
Died: Dec 4, 1918
Loc: Sac City, Sac Co. Iowa
Bur: Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Iowa
Gravestone Photo

Occupation:  Draying business
at the two train depots
at Sac City, Iowa.
Father: Zacheus Morton
Mother: Laura Knapp\
Married: Dec 23, 1866 at Brown Hill, Crawford Co. PA
Spouse: Henrietta Kelly,
daughter of James Jackson Kelly
and Mary Agnes Wheeler
Children:  William/Minnie Armita/Ida May/Laura Louise/Warren Liscomb Jr./Mary Agnes/Dora Etta/
Doll/Nellie Lenora/Fred/Anna Blanche/Elwood/William Jay/Charles Clarence/Lincoln
In Feb. 1874 they left PA and settled on a farm southwest of Sac City, Iowa.  Warren was very homesick and desperately wanted to return to PA but never did.  He and Henrietta had 15 children. Warren loved horse races and ran a draying business at the depot in Sac City.

1850 Census: Waterford Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1860 Census: Waterford Twp. Erie Co. PA
1870 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1880 Census: Jackson, Sac Co. IA
1885 Iowa State Census: Jackson Twp. Sac Co. IA

Warren L. Morton, one of Sac City’s pioneers and certainly one of the best known residents of the community, died at three o’clock last Friday morning, April 12, 1918, in his seventieth year, after an illness of several days with pneumonia. When it became evident that he would not be able to win the fight to throw off the disease, Mr. Morton calmly accepted the inevitable, arranged his business affairs, and gave directions for his funeral. The funeral service was held at the Morton home at Hobbs and North Fourteenth streets last Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. The funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. J. Irving Brown, pastor of the Christian church of Sac City, who was assisted by Rev. Dr. W. J. Coulston, pastor of the Baptist church. Misses Lucile Weldon and Grace Evenlth, with Miss Beulah Hoskins as organist, sang "Some Sweet Day" and "Saved by Grace." The pallbearers were Mayor E. L. Ahrens, Dan Wingerson, W. J. Black, James Waisner, C. O. Olson and A. R. Fetter. The burial was made in Oakland cemetery. A very large assemblage of friends and relatives attended the funeral. Warren Liscomb Morton was born at Lake Pleasant, Erie County, Pa. May 11, 1848. In Crawford County, Pa. on December 23, 1866, he was married to Miss. Henrietta Kelly and on February 23, 1870 they left Pennsylvania for Sac City, where Mr. Morton continued to reside until the time of his death. For many years Mr. Morton was engaged in draying and he was indeed a familiar figure at the railroad stations and on the streets of the city. Not withstanding a somewhat bluff manner and abruptness of speech, people who knew him best recognized behind it a kindly heart. He will be much missed and there is sincere sympathy for the sorrowing widow and other members of the family.  To Mr. And Mrs. Morton were born fourteen children, three of whom died in infancy. Charles C. and Warren L. Jr. both died at the age of about 17 years. The surviving children are William J., May, wife of Clayton Maxson, and Mrs. Minnie A. McCrea of Sac City; Laura, wife of F. H. Hollway of Long Beach, Cal., Agnes, wife of Roy Tobin of Galva, Dora, wife of Jerry Stevens, and Nellie, wife of T. A. Prawl, of Sac City, Fred, of Swea City, Iowa, and Blanche, wife of James Green of Sac City. Besides the nine children Mr. Morton leaves thirty- two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. All of the children were present at the funeral.
Source: Sac City Sun Page 4 April 18, 1918