Henrietta Kelly

Born: Dec 10, 1850
Loc: Brown Hill, Rockdale Twp.
Crawford Co. PA
Died: Nov 23, 1932
Loc: Sac City, Sac Co. Iowa
Bur: Oakland Cemetery,
Sac City, Sac Co. Iowa
Gravestone Photo

Father: James Jackson Kelly
Mother: Mary Agnes Wheeler

Married: Dec 23, 1866, Crawford Co. PA
Spouse: Warren Liscomb Morton,
son of Zacheus Morton and Laura Knapp
Children: 
William Jackson/Minnie Armita/Ida May/Laura Louisa/Warren Liscomb/Mary Agnes/
Dora Etta/Dolly/Nellie Lenora/Fred S./Anna Blanche/Elwood/William Jay/Charles Clarence/Lincoln

1870 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1880 Census: Jackson Twp. Sac City, IA
1920 Census: Jackson Twp. Sac City, IA
1930 Census: Jackson Twp. Sac City, IA

Obituary:  Mrs. Etta Morton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May Maxson in Sac City, last week. Wednesday morning, November 23, lacking only 17 days of being 82 years of age. She was one of the pioneer residents of this community. Mrs. Morton had been visiting her daughter Mrs. Jerry Stevens, and family at Bingham Lake, Minn. and returned to her home in Sac City on Nov 15, she was taken ill soon afterward but her condition was not considered serious until a week ago Sunday night, after she had spent the day at the home of her daughter Mrs. Roy Tobin.  Her death was quite unexpected as she was feeling much better and had planned to leave her bed and partake of Thanksgiving dinner at the table with (unreadable) About 3 a.m. on Wednesday Nov 23, after her daughter had given her a drink of water and some medicine Mrs. Morton passed quietly away. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Harry N. Throckmorton. Music was furnished by Mrs. Hazel Hayes, Mrs. A. T. Brownell, I. H. Salimo and Henry Pontious, who sang "The Old Rugged Cross", "In The Garden" and "When the Mists Have Rolled Away." Mrs. G. M. Abernathy was at the piano. Pall-bearers were C. Orville Lee, F. C. Hoyt, W. E. Wayt, C.A. Hunter, Ernest Waterson, and John Tobin. Burial followed at Oakland. Henrietta Kelly Morton was born in Brownville, Crawford county, Penn., Dec. 10, 1850. When a young girl she was converted and united with the United Brethren church in Rockdale, Penna. In later years she became a member of the First Baptist church in Sac City where she was a faithful member at the time of her death. On Dec 23, 1866 she was united in marriage to Warren L. Morton of Bloomfield, Penn. To this union were born 14 children, 8 of them preceded their mother in death. Those remaining are Mrs. May Maxson of Sac City, Mrs. Fred Holloway of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Roy Tobin of Sac City, Mrs. Jerry Stevens of Bingham Lake, Minn., Mrs. Tom Prawl of Stockton, Calif., and Fred Morton of Lake Park. Mr. & Mrs. Morton made their home in Pennsylvania until Feb. 24, 1873, when they came to Sac county where they resided until Mr. Mortonís death which was April 12, 1918. Mrs. Morton continued to live in Sac City after the death of her husband. Grandma Morton as she was known to everyone was loved and respected by all who knew her. She lived a beautiful Christian life. She was a devoted wife and mother. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her passing 38 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives
and many friends.

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