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Obits > Jay Morse 1916

Submitted by Les Niemi


December 14, 1916


Jay MORSE a former resident of Tampico and a well known railroad man died at his home in Aurora last week Wednesday morning from Bright's disease with which he had suffered for the past year or more but had only been confined to this bed for the past two weeks. The remains were brought here Thursday evening accompanied by an honorary escort of three traimen: M. TROTNOW, Mr. GARRISON and Mr. HOWARD and taken to the home of the deceased's uncle, C.R. ALDRICH where the funeral was held Friday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. W.J. EYLES pastor of the Baptist church. There were a number of beautiful floral tributes among them being pieces from the Railroad Brotherhood and Order of Railway Conductors. Interment was in the Tampico cemetery following being the pall bearers: M. TROTNOW, Mr. GARRISON, Mr. HOWARD representing the railwaymen, Arthur and Wayne ALDRICH. Jay Freeman MORSE was born July 1, 1865 near Tampico and spent his boyhood days in this vicintiy. He was married in 1885 to Gertrude GREENMAN and moved away from Tampico shortly afterward being engaged in the railroad business resding at both Fulton and Aurora as his work demanded. He was in the employ of the Burlington for twenty years as brakeman and conductor and finally held a responsible position in the Aurora yards. He was considered a good railroad man and had a friendly, genial disposition which made him many friends. He was a member of the Railway Brotherhood and also the Order of Railway Conductors.

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