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Laura (Wilson) Bryant is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot. No. 11 with her
husband, William Wesley Bryant, and other family members. His obituary
may be found in the November 2000 archive of this list. Obituaries of
their children, Ira Bryant and Olive (Bryant) Threlkeld, as well as Olive's
husband, Roy McKinley Threlkeld, may be found in the December 2000
MRS. LAURA BRYANT
Mrs. Laura Bryant passed away at her home on north Eighth street (in
Chariton) on Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 1923, after an illness of about
two weeks with pneumonia at the age of sixty years, eight months and
fifteen days. Her condition was thought to be greatly improved until
a few hours before her death, and her demise came as a great shock
to her family and friends. Largely attended funeral services, conducted
by her pastor, Rev. Frank Bean, were held at the M.E. church on
Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, after which interment took place
in the cemetery at Salem.
Laura E. Wilson was born in Wapello county, Iowa, on May 6, 1862. She
was married in January, 1882, to Mr. Wesley W. Bryant, and they went to
Griswold where they made their home for thirteen years, then moved to
the farm southeast of Chariton, where they resided until the death of Mr.
Bryant on August 13, 1908, after which she located in Chariton and this
place has since been her home. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Bryant, one son, Ira, having died in January, 1905. The surviving children
are Mrs. George Morrison, of Fort Collins, Colorado; Mrs. Roy
Threlkeld, of Russell; Mrs. Elmer Curtis, of Chariton; and Floyd, at home.
She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Jennie Arnold, of Kansas City, Mo.;
two brothers, A.D. Wilson and E.M. Wilson, both of Ottumwa; and two
After moving to Chariton, Mrs. Bryant united with the M.E. Church at this
place, and has been an active, faithful worker in the Master's vineyard
since that time. She was a noble woman, ever giving of her strength for
the benefit and aid of others, and her many kindly deeds will be
gratefully remembered by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife
and mother, and will be greatly missed in the home and the family
circle, and by a large circle of warm friends who will extend sympathy to
the grief stricken ones.
The Chariton Herald Patriot
25 January 1923, Page 1
William "Straighty" Morgan is buried in the south half of Salem Cemetery
Lot No. 3 with his parents, Elijah H. Morgan and Mary (Clark) Morgan.
William's grave is unmarked, as is that of his mother.
DEATH OF "STRAIGHTY" MORGAN
Passes Away After an Illness of Only a Week With Pneumonia
William Morgan, familiarly known as "Straighty" Morgan, died at the home
of his parents in this city (Chariton) on Tuesday evening, January 24, 1905,
at 10:30 o'clock after an illness of only a few days with pneumonia. Funeral
services conducted by Rev. F. B. Palmer were held at the family home this
morning after which the remains were interred in the Salem cemetery.
William Morgan was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Morgan and was born
in Warren county, this state, in 1875. For many years he has resided in
Chariton and a greater part of the time has been engaged in the dray
business. He was a kind hearted, honest young man, and had many friends
who will regret to learn of his death and who will extend heartfelt sympathy
to the sorrowing parents and two sisters and brother who survive him.
The Chariton Leader
26 January 1905
William Morgan, more familiarly known as "Straighty," died at the home of
his father, E. H. Morgan, in this city, Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, 1905,
at 10 o'clock p.m. after less than two weeks' illness with pneumonia.
Funeral services were held from his late home this morning at 10 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. F. B. Palmer, and interment was made in the Salem
Deceased was thirty years old and had lived in Chariton all his life.
For years he has been engaged in the delivery business, and there are
but few of the residents of Chariton who have not at some time employed
him in that capacity, and he was always prompt in the discharge of his
duties. Beneath a somewhat rough exterior beat a warm and
sympathetic heart, and "Straighty" never forgot when anyone showed him
a kindness, and was always ready to grant a favor. He was a familiar
character about town and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the community.
The Chariton Herald
26 January 1905
Elijah H. Morgan is buried in the south half of Salem Cemetery Lot No. 3
with his wife, Mary (Clark) Morgan, whose grave is unmarked, and perhaps
other family members. The inscription on his Confederate States of America
tombstone reads as follows: "Elijah H. Morgan, Co. I, 23 VA INF, C.S.A."
Her obituary may be found in the 2000 archives of this list.
Elijah is one of two Confederate veterans buried at Salem (Josiah Smith
is the other), unusual for a small cemetery in Iowa.
Confederate War Veteran Celebrated 97th
Birthday in Chariton Wednesday, Nov. 4
E.H. Morgan Still Rememers Days He Spent Under General Jackson
E. H. Morgan, Chariton's only veteran of the Civil war who fought with the
Confederate army, celebrated his 97th birthday Wednesday at the home
of his son, Paul Morgan, in Chariton.
Morgan is still quite active despite his advanced years and remembers
the days spent with the Confederate army under General Pickett.
He was 25 years of age when he went to the old courthouse in Fawnville,
Virginia, and cast his lot with the Southeran armies, becoming a member
of Company L of the Twenty-Third Old Virginia.
Mr. Morgan was at Gettysburg with Pickett and in numerous other
encounters with the Union forces. As a member of the ambulance
company, he helped to bury the leg of Stonewall Jackson, shot off when
the generall forgot an order which he had issued.
General Jackson had issued an order to fire on any one who attempted
to come down the line. Forgetting his order, the General came
riding down the line on a big horse and a hail of bullets was directed
at him until the soldiers realized their error. Amputation of his leg was
necessary because of the serious injury that he sustained.
Upon the death of the famous Southern general, Mr. Morgan was
detailed as a guard of honor at the military funeral.
A member of the Southern army in the sixties, he's a thorough
American today, and at the age of 97 years he still thrills at the
stories of American valor and heroism in 1917 and 1918, and none
is prouder of the boys that fought another war and died another
year than he who one day met his present friends and neighbors on the
field of battle.
The Chariton Herald Patriot, Thursday, 5 November 1931, Page 1