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
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