Mattie (Stovall) Morrison
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Martha Blanche (Stovall) Morrison (1870 - 1942)

Martha Blanche (Mattie) Morrison formerly Stovall
Born in Okolona, Mississippimap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Okolona, Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Dec 2015
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Biography

Martha Blanche "Mattie" Stovall Morrison [1]

Birth: Oct. 24, 1870
Death: Feb. 3, 1942

Printed in the Okolona Messenger dated Feb 5 1942

Final Rites for Mrs. H L Morrison

On Wednesday morning at the home, which has been the scene of so many happy events and which is filled with memories of Christian parents, scores of friends gathered to pay final tribute to Mrs. Mattie Stovall Morrison, who passed away before daybreak Tuesday. Mrs. Morrison, widow of H L Morrison, Sr., had been ill for more than a year and her condition became critical ten days ago. The simple service was conducted by the Rev. L O Elmore, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Morrison had long been a devout member. Burial was in the I O O F Cemetery, with Barry-Chandler in charge.

Mrs. Morrison, who was 71 years old, had lived all her life in Okolona. She was a member of a prominent pioneer family, being a daughter of the late Captain and Mrs. W G Stovall. About fifty years ago she was married to Mr. Morrison, who died in 1920. Deeply spiritual, gracious and gentle, Mrs. Morrison was beloved by her family and friends. She possessed a brilliant mind and was a gifted musician. Until her last illness she was active in church and club work. For a number of years she served as organist and choir director in her church, and several times was president of the Woman's Auxiliary and also held other offices in that organization. She was a charter member of the Lanier Club, one of the pioneer clubs of the Mississippi Federation.

With Mrs. Morrison when the end came were her daughter, Mrs. Oguerita Polk, her two sons, Gilbert Morrison of New York City and Harvey Lee Morrison, and a granddaughter, Miss Martha Polk, who is a student at a business college in Memphis. Other survivors are two grandchildren, Gilbert, Jr. and Anne Morrison of New York City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The body was borne by the following friends of the family: George Shelton, Jack Abbott, Dr. B D Hansell, Howard McDuffie, Winston Murphree, Fred Henson, Earl Trussell, Allen Dean, E L Borden, Jr., and George Bean.


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Parents:

Capt. W. G. Stovall
Eleanor LaGrone
Adam Tonquin Stovall (1869 - 1938)*
Martha Blanche Stovall Morrison (1870 - 1942)
I. B. Stovall (1872 - 1940)*
Anna Stovall Saunders (1875 - 1926)*
Ada Stovall (1876 - 1884)*

Spouse and Children:

Harvey Lee Morrison (1866 - 1919)
Harvey Lee Morrison*
Oguerita Morrison Polk (1892 - 1955)
Harvey Lee Morrison (1897 - 1898) (1 year old))
Harvey Lee Morrison #2 (1906 - 1982)

Burial

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 27260194

Sources

  1. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27260194


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