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Thomas Morrison
Died 2 February 1878
Sudden Death of Thomas Morrison

On Saturday morning our citizens were startled by the announcement of the death of Thomas Morrison, an old and well known citizen of Washington township, while on his way to the polls in that precinct. Mr. Morrison was subject to heart disease and on the morning aforesaid was apparently well and started to attend the railroad election and had proceeded on his journey until near Mr. John Skahill's farm when the disease attacked him. Willie McGargil, who was on the way to the timberland, saw him reel from the saddle and fall to the ground and hurrying to his assistance, discovered that he was in a dying condition. He called for assistance and had the unfortunate man cared for, but he only survived a short time.
Mr. Morrison was an old and repected citizen and an old settler of Washington township, and in an early day was a citizen of Galena, Ill. A large circle of acquaintances mourn his loss, and his family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended.

Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
Source: Cascade Pioneer, 8 February 1878

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