Death of Assessor Morton
County Assessor J. H. Morton, after a long and painful illness, died Saturday night at 11:30 o’clock, at the Grande Ronde hospital.
James H, Morton was a native son of Oregon, having been born in Lane county on June 7, 1856, where he resided until he reached the age of 10 years, when he and his parents came to this county where he has resided since. In 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Rhoda J. Jasper, a daughter of honored and respected pioneers of Union county.
Born to this union were 11 children, 8 of whom are living. The living children are: Miss Allie Gordon, of Walla Walla, Harsha J. Morton also of Walla Walla, Mrs. Jessie Jolly and Misses Maude, Nellie, Dillie and Master Glenn.
Interment took place at Summerville under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias.
J. H. Morton was well known in Union, and his surviving relatives will have the heart felt sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Undated newspaper item
Contributed by: Larry Rader