Date of Death: 26 Feb 1913
Subject: Ira Morris
Source: unknown Andrew Co. newspaper, Feb 1913
Ira Morris was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio in 1819, was married there in September 1841. He and his wife united with the Baptist church in Ohio. Deceased died Feb. 26, 1913 in Andrew County, Mo. His wife died March the 12th, 1899 at their home in Andrew county. They both were buried in the Flag Springs cemetery. In 1848, the deceased with his wife moved from Ohio to Andrew county, Mo., and entered government land which [he] still owned at the time of his death. To this couple were born nine children. John, who died in infancy, Isreal [sic], Julia - died April 7, 1870, Nannie, Kaziah, Jane, Sarah, Clinton, and Cynthia. Leaves 28 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Our precious parents both are gone.
Their voices we loved are still.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
Source: unknown- partial
Ira Morris was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, Sept 1, 1819, died February 26, 1913, aged 93 years, 5 months and 25 days.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Tee Sept. 9, 1841. Of this union nine children were born, two of whom died many years ago. The mother also passed away 14 years ago at an advanced age. The children living are: Israel, of Palco, Kansas, Mrs. Jane Thomas and Mrs. Nancy Brown, of Hebron Neb., Mrs. Cynthia Deaton and Mrs. Sarah Woodhead of Barnard, Mo., Mrs. [… rest of article missing.]
Source: Whitesville Banner- partial
[Beginning of article missing] …Sarah Ann Tee, Sept. 9, 1841. Of this union nine children were born, two of whom died many years ago. The children living are: Israel, of Palco, Kansas, Mrs. Jane Thomas and Mrs. Nancy Brown, of Hebron Neb., Mrs. Cynthia Deaton and Mrs. Sarah Woodhead of Barnard, Mo., Mrs Keziah Painter, of Flag Springs, and Clinton who lives on the old homestead and with whom the deceased lived the last years of his life. Besides his children, there are 20 grand-children, 61 great grand-children, and 3 great great-grandchildren, making a total of 91 living descendants, who with a host of friends and neighbors mourn his loss.
Uncle Ira, as he was familiarly called by his neighbors, was a man of strong mind and character, an upright citizen and a good neighbor. Coming to Missouri as he did in an early day, he experienced many of the hardships of pioneer life. He settled in Andrew County in 1848 and in 1850 he entered the farm he still owned at his death.
Being a man of good education, he kept in touch with the affairs of the world by constant reading, requiring no glasses to read ordinary print, He had lived to see immense changes take place, indeed few are the men within whose memory such marvelous changes have taken place as have his. He could give many an interesting account of happenings of long ago before the days of railroads, telegraph etc.
While still a young man he united with the Baptist Church and remained a constant Christian until his death.
Interment and funeral services were at Flag Springs.