Mary Ann (Bush) Morrison
Ridott. Feb. 10 - Mrs. James Morrison died at her home, three miles north of Ridott, Feb. 5, 1900. She was born in Centre county, Pa., Dec. 10, 1827. Her maiden name was Mary Ann Bush. She was married to Frances Monsell Oct 1, 1845. To them two children were born. Wm. Monsell, who resides in Chicago, and Mrs. Mary J. Daughenbaugh of Rock Run. On June 1, 1855, she was married to James Morrison by Rev. Henry Baker at Lewistown, Mifflin county, Pa. Three children were born of this union, as follows; Chas. Morrison of Nebraska, Joseph Morrison and Mrs. Ida Dorman, who reside at their mother's home in Rock Run township. In her youth God called Mrs. Morrison into his fold and she became an earnest follower of her Savior. Three years ago she joined the Methodist church at Berlin. Her last hours on earth were cheered by the presence of her Master and the hope of soon entering that land where tears are wiped away, sighs and sorrows are forever past. All the children were present at her death bed except two. She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor and will be greatly missed in the community by her many friends. Funeral services were held at the home at 11 a,m. Thursday, Feb.8. Words of comfort and consolation were spoken by Rev. G Koser of Foreston, pastor of the Methodist church.
Freeport Daily Bulletin, Feb 13, 1900. *At the time that Mary Ann Bush was born, in 1827, Hollidaysburg was in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania. It is now in Blair County. Submitted by: Jim Morrison on 6 Feb 2000