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John W. Morrison
Co., D, 21st Regiment Missouri Volunteers

Was 82, a Veteran of the Civil War
And Lived at Rutledge

John W. Morrison, a Civil War veteran, 82 years old, died Monday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Allen Longfellow, of Rutledge.  He was never married and lived alone until he went to his sister's, two years ago. Death came from a complication of diseases.

He leaves a brother, B.W. Morrison, near Rutledge, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Lingenfelter of Zenith, Wyo., and Mrs. Longfellow, at whose home he died.  There are also several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. D.W. Baskett of Gorin at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Millport Christian Church.  Mr. Morrison became a member of this church when 30 years old.  Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mr. Morrison enlisted in the 21st Mo. Infantry when 16 years old, and served during the Civil War in the Union army.  He saw some of the greatest battles of the war.

Born near Louisville, Ky., Feb. 5, 1845, Mr. Morrison came as a child with his parents, Benjamin and Sarah Ann Morrison, to Knox County, Missouri, where they located on a farm near Millport.  Here he grew to manhood and spent practically all his life in that locality.


1927  Newspaper copy generously provided by Sandra Browning.

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