Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - FREDERICK FRANKLIN MORSE
Fredrick Franklin MORSE, son of Benjamin Franklin and Lucy C. STUCK MORSE, was born Nov. 18, 1891, on a farm in
Ringgold county. He died in the Wayne County Hospital July 20 , at the age of 83 years, eight months and
On Dec. 24, 1914, he was united in marriage to Estella Lucille ANDERSON. To this union four children were
born, Eldon Arthur of Corydon, Junior Fredrick, deceased, Franklin Richard of Phillips, Neb., and Thelma Lucille,
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one daughter, two brothers, Guy and William, and
one sister, Mrs. Jim (Ella) LUTZ.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters-in-law, Ilo and Larena, one granddaughter,
one grandson, one grandson-in-law, one granddaughter-in-law, three great-grandchildren, one brother, Milo, one
sister, Mrs. Frank (France) MILLER, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He grew up on the farm and was engaged in farming. In 1930 he moved to Wayne county and farmed until 1935 when he moved
to Humeston and started general trucking which he continued until the summer of1972 when he sold his truck
and went into full retirement.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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