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Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Sioux, Iowa, USA Thursday, August 28, 1919
Was Long Sufferer, Mrs. Julius Morey Dies After Long Illness. Lived in Sioux
County Nearly 40 years - Leaves Husband and Three Daughters
Mrs. Julius Morey, one of the early residents of Sioux county, died at her
home in this city Saturday morning (Aug 23, 1919) after an illness of long
duration. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Monday afternoon.
Rev. J. E. Ralston of Sheldon, Iowa, pastor of the Church of he Brethren
preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Grace Hill cemetery.
Elsie Edith Willey was born in Quebec, Canada, April 10, 1862, and came to
United States with her parents when a mere child. She was united in marriage
to Julius Morey at LeMars, Iowa in 1879. After their marriage they resided
a farm in Washington township for a number of years. On account of the
health of both Mr. and Mrs. Morey they left the farm and spent several years
in various towns in this section, finally coming to Hawarden a few years ago
where they have since made their home. Nine children, four boys and five
girls, were born to this union, Six children had preceded her to the
world. Besides her aged husband, three daughters, Mrs. Thos. Hatton of
Iowa, Mrs. J. A. Eddy of Worthington, Minn., and Miss Grace Morey of
are left to mourn her death. Besides these she leave eight grandchildren,
sisters, Mrs. John Muth and Mr. E. H. Lester of Hawarden, one brother,
W. Willey of Kingsley, and a large number of other relatives and friends.
of the children and the sisters and brother, besides other relatives and
friends were present at the funeral.
In early life she united with the Church of the Brethren and remained true
her Savior until death. While she was a great sufferer at times, she bore
afflictions with fortitude and endeavored to make the burdens of those who
cared for her as light as possible. The bereaved husband and daughters have
the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.
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