Yuma County, Colorado
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Thomas E. and Amy (Davis) Morrell, brother Jason and Anna Morrell , 1 South 42 West
Thomas proved up 320 acres in 20, 1S 42W in 1916, and 200 acres next to it in section 20 and 20 in 1917.
In 1920 Gage County, "Amma" is 59, widowed, living with daughter Myrtle Brown, 31 and her husband John 33, a railroad conductor.
Thomas Jr. is in Yuma County in 1920, married to Ivy V. 24, Colorado, with Dorothy M. 6, Edward B. 4, and Ruby P. 2.
(Ivy Brown was in Yuma County in 1910, 15, with parents John 52 and Ruhama 50)
In 1930 Amy is 70, living with son Thomas in Yuma County, Thomas is 39, farming, with Ivy 25, married 18 years. They have Dorothy M. 16, Edward 14, Ruby 12, Robert 5, Richard 2, and Phillip L. eight months.
Amy Minerva (Davis) Morell -1860-1940 is buried in Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska # 62445791.
So is Thomas "Morrell" 1852-1919, # 62445793.
In 1940 town of Idalia, Yuma County, Thomas is a blacksmith, 49, Ivy V. 45, with Ethelbert 24, Robert 15, Richard 12, Phillip 10, and Margaret 7.
Dorothy married Kenneth Edward Rose born Dec. 8, 1938 to Pearl Holbart Rose and Dorothy Mae (Morrell) Rose at the family home south of Laird. Kenneth passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins following a short illness. Dorothy 1913-1986 # 62268235 is buried in Wray, with Pearl.
"Bud" Morrell 1915-1996 is buried in Burlington, Colorado # 88786756, with Eileen 1918-1995.
Robert Ivan Morrell 1925-2012 is buried in Armel # 139422237, with Eunice M. (Breninger) Morrell 1928-1993.
Ruby Morrell married Ralph G. Case July 7, 1937, recorded in Yuma County.
Ralph G. Case 1910-2002 is buried in Independence, Missouri.
"Ruby Pauline Case, 94, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Speaks Suburban Chapel; 18020 E. 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to East Independence Community of Christ or Heritage House Community of Christ.
Ruby was born October 29, 1917 in Laird, CO the 3rd child of a family of seven. She was baptized as a member of the RLDS Church at the age of 8. Ruby moved to the Independence area in 1944. She worked for Spring Branch School as a food service manager. She later retired from Sears and Roebuck after 21 years. Ruby was a member of the Community of Christ Church and was active in numerous church organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; one sister; two brothers and her parents.
Survivors include her sons, Clifford L. Case and wife Beverly, Victor R. Case, and Loren R. Case and wife Angie; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; one sister; two brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews and family. "
WALTER MORRELL:Walter Morrell died Aug. 6, 1931, Deceased Civil War Veteran. Military burial as Pender's last Civil War veteran is laid to Rest.Funeral: Methodist Church in Pender.The American Legion acted as pall bearers and a firing squad as Guard of Honor.Born at Sumner, Maine, Feb. 9, 1845; deceased Aug. 6, 1931, age 86 years, 5 months, 27 days.
When 3 years of age, he came with his parents to Wisconsin. When 16 years old he enlisted in the Civil War and served 3 years.He was a member of Co.1 of 1st Wisconsin Volunteers. He was a drummer boy. After the war, he came to Lancaster County, Nebr., and was offered two lots in the village of Lincoln, Nebr., if he would build and operate a blacksmith shop but as he had a homestead southwest of Lincoln, he did not move to Lincoln.
He later moved back to Iowa where he was married at Melvern, Iowa, to Mrs. Malinda Claybough and to them was born one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Rich. This daughter passed away 18 years ago leaving three little girls.
He was married one year after her death to Miss Loretta Rule at Logan, Iowa and to them were born: Austin, Mrs. Lillis McDonald, Mrs. Esther Longe at Pender, Sherman at Norfolk, Mrs. Estella Bichel at Wayne and Eva Leona and Mabel Clara who died in infancy.
He also leaves a brother Jason at Sagel, Idaho and a sister, Mrs. Ida L. (?) buried at Wymore, Nebr. Besides these and his living wife, he leaves 16 grandchildren.
Mr. Morrell joined the Christian Church 36 years ago, was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the G.A.R. post at Mondamin, Iowa where for 35 years he ran a blacksmith shop until his health failed.Later he moved to Emerson, Nebr., then to Thurston, Nebr., and 11 years ago to Pender.
Besides raising his own children, he has raised three grandchildren and a step granddaughter, Mrs. Estella Stevens of Blair who was just like his own children. He was laid to rest at Tekamah, Nebraska beside his grand children at his request. Thus passes from this sphere Pender's last Civil War Veteran.
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