Mary E. (Clark) Morgan is buried in an unmarked grave in the
south half of Salem Cemetery Lot No. 9/11. She probably is
buried next to her husband, Elijah S. Morgan, whose grave is
marked by a Confederate States of America service marker.
His is the only marked grave on the lot. Salem Cemetery records
show that the north half of this lot was owned by Louisa Clark, but
there are no marked graves on this half of the lot.
"Mrs. E.H. Morgan
"Mrs. E.H. Morgan passed away at her home in northwest Chariton
on Monday night, June 11th, 1917, at 11 o'clock, after an
extended illness with heart trouble and a complication of diseases.
Funeral services, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Herbert J. Bryce,
were held at the family home in Brookdale (Brookdale is the name
of a street in northwest Chariton, and perhaps also was the name
of a neighborhood or subdivision) yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
after which the remains were laid to rest in Salem cemetery.
"Mary Elizabeth Clark was born in Pennsylvania, December 10th,
1852. She was married at Newbern, Iowa, in August, 1871, to E.H.
Morgan, who survives her. Five children were born to them,
three of whom, Mrs. Clarence Moore of Humeston, Mrs. Harry Porter
of Villisca, and Paul, of this city, survive. She also leaves four
grandchildren. She had been a resident of this county for over
forty years, and was highly regarded by all who knew her for her
many lovable traits of character. She had been a member of the
Baptist church for many years, and was a good, christian woman. Her
demise will be deplored by a host of friends who will extend
sincere sympathy to the grief stricken family."
14 June 1917
Note: Mary E. (Clark) Morgan was a sister of Margaret (Clark)
Hobson, first wife of Milburn Hobson, who died 20 June 1883
and who is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot No. 14,/23. Margaret's
obituary identifies their parents as William and Nancy Clark.
Margaret's obituary may be found in the November archives of this list.