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Smith Cemetery ~ Samuel Morrison ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Morrison, Samuel
BORN: 16 Jan 1871 DIED: 7 Apr 1919 BURIED: 9 Apr 1919 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Keokuk Co, Iowa
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon
1880 IA CENSUS - Samuel Morrison (9y, b Iowa) enumerated with parents William (54y, b Ireland, occupation farmer) and Jennie (33y, b Scotland), brother Willie (5y, b Iowa) and grandmother Mary A. Weir (60y, b Ireland, widowed)
1900 OR CENSUS - Sampson Morrison (b Jan 1872, Iowa), enumerated with father William (b Nov 1823, Ireland, immigrated 1868, widowed) and brother William I. (b Mar 1876, Iowa)
OSBH DC (1919 Polk co) #49 Samuel Morrison, male, farmer, single; b 16 Jan 1871, Keswick, Iowa; father William Morrison (b Ire); mother Jeannie Weare (b Ire); d 7 Apr 1919, Dallas hosp, of Monmouth, age 48y 2m 21d; bur Lewisville [Smith]; informant William I. Morrison, Independence, Ore
Sam Morrison died on Monday, April 7, failing to survive a second operation. His burial took place at Lewisville on the following Wednesday, National Lodge IOOF of Monmouth conducting the services jointly with Dr H.C. Dunsmore. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Polk county. Sam Morrison was a very likeable character. Always good natured and always ready to give a helpig hand to relieve distress or sorrow. He was a familiar figure upon the streets of Independence and Monmouth and was personally known to so many because of his genial disposition. He had many good deeds on earth which will go to his credit in the final reckoning. His only surviving relative is his brother, William I., who lives a few miles south of Independence.
Polk County Post (Independence), Friday, April 11, 1919

Sam Morrison, a well known resident of this locality, died in the Dallas hospital Monday afternoon after a long struggle for life. He was operated on for appendicitis three weeks ago. His case was difficult because it had been neglected so long and it was seen that recovery was in doubt. A week ago Sunday his condition was very bad and it was locally reported that he had passed away, but he rallied. A later operation was performed last week for obstruction of the bowels and in his weakened condition he was unable to rally. His funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the cemetery at Lewisville. Dr H.C. Dunsmore of Independence officiated and Normal Lodge of Odd Fellows of Monmouth, of which he was a member, attended in a body and conducted the ritual part of the services. Mr Morrison was born in Illinois January 16, 1874 and came to Oregon with his parents when a small boy. The family settled in the Pedee country where his father and mother died and were buried in the Lewisville cemetery. He has a brother, William Morrison living south of Monmouth. Mr Morrison was a familiar figure here, having been connected with the City Meat Market on several occasions.
Monmouth Herald, Friday, April 11, 1919, 1:5
Jan. 16, 1871
Apr. 7, 1919

[shares marker with William & Jeannie Morrison]
OSBH DC (1919 Polk co) #49 
1880 IA CENSUS (Keokuk Co, Adams, ED 148, FA#54)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Falls City, ED 174, FA#169)
Polk County Post (Independence), Friday, April 11, 1919
Monmouth Herald, Friday, April 11, 1919, 1:5
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