Morgan County INGenWeb

Submitted Death Records

Below are death records that have been submitted to this Morgan County site by contributors. If you have ancestors that died in Morgan County prior to 1920, you may submit them to me for inclusion on this page. (If you have more than 10 death records, if possible, please submit them in alphabetical order.)


COCHRAN, Edith Mae, died Sunday at her farm home in Fabius Township, following a lingering illness. She was born in Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana, July 5, 1898, the daughter of Ulysses and Della MANN. When she was 12 years of age, her mother died and she came to make her home with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John McCOLLUM at Fisher Lake. December 26, 1920 she was united in marriage to Ernest B. COCHRAN in Three Rivers, since which time she has made her home in and near Three Rivers. Surviving besides the husband are her uncle John McCOLLUM, of Three Rivers, one niece Miss Norma Dene COCHRAN and two nephews, Virgil D. and Murray E. COCHRAN of Three Rivers. Friends will be received at the Mains chapel where funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday, Rev. Wm. E. Watts officiating. Burial in Riverside cemetery. Copy provided by Three Rivers Public Library.

The Cainsville News, Cainsville, MO, 26 October 26, 1911, pg. 4, col 3


[Baker Township, Morgan County, Indiana]

FARR, Jefferson (deceased), was born December 25, 1812, at Lexington, Ky., and was one of the family of James and Catherine (Kurry) Farr, respectively of English and Irish descent. James Farr was a soldier in the war of 1812, and came to and settled in Ray township in in 1824. Jefferson Farr married, February 26, 1834, Sarah Miller, to which union were bestowed twelve children, eight of whom are living - Julia, James, Thomas, Jane, Martha, Joseph, Angeline and William H. In 1841, Mr. Farr moved to this township, where he met his death December 29, 1883. He was the owner of about 300 acres, well improved and provided with a good residence. During life, he gave to each of his children about $1,500. He was an industrious and prudent man, by the exercise of which virtues he accumulated his property. He was a leading Republican of this township,and served several terms as Township Trustee. Mr. and Mrs. Farr were both members of the Baptist Church.

Source: Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1884. Fayette County.


BURROWS, B. Honorable,was born in North Carolina, February 8, 1803, and died at the residence of J. J. Willey, of Villisca, Iowa, June 6, 1880, at the age of seventy-seven years. He left his native State at an early age, moving to Ohio, thence to Morgan County, Indiana, where he married Miss Rachel Coffin, who died at Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, many years ago. He resided in Morgan County, till 1856, and during his residence there was county auditor for several terms in succession, and was known not only at home, but throughout the State, as a shrewd and influential politician, whose opinions were highly respected and whose ability on the stump and at the polls contributed largely to the success of his party.

He moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 1856, and shortly afterward came to Clarke County, where for a number of years he was chairman of the county board, and represented the county in the State Assembly in 1868. He was an active business man all his life, till within the last few years, when failing health compelled him to adopt quieter habits.

His home was at Osceola, the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Ball, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Allen H. Burrows, but part of his time he spent in visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. J. Willey, of Villisca, and a daughter in Wahoo, Nebraska, Mrs. Reese, whose husband is now supreme judge of Nebraska. For several weeks previous to his death Mr. Burrows had been afflicted with a disease of the stomach, and this, combined with the weakening effects of old age, brought him gradually to the end, surrounded by all his children, who spared nothing that affection and medical skill could do for him. His remains were interred by the side of his faithful wife of former years. Mr. Burrows was a man affectionate at home, somewhat austere in public, but with a responsive heart when once touched. Living as he did during the most momentous times of his country’s history, he was familiar with its men and affairs, and with a remarkable memory of events, names, and dates, and gifted with an original and clear style of recital possessed by few, his discourse was always intensely interesting. He was an honorable and intelligent citizen, and his death caused universal regret throughout the community.


HADLEY, Isaac Riley, an old and highly respected citizen of this city, died at the family home last Sunday morning, Oct. 22, 1911, at 10 o'clock, after an illness of some weeks. He was born in Morgan county, Ind., Oct. 21, 1829, and was therefore 85 years and 1 day old at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Eleanor Bain Nov. 14, 1847, and to this union 10 children were born - 3 boys and 7 girls, one of which died in infancy. Six of the children were born in Indiana. Mr. Hadley and family emigrated (sic) to Missouri in 1858, settling on a farm about 3 miles northwest of Cainsville where he continued to reside until 1882 when he moved to town to take charge of the post office which position he held for 10 or 12 years. Soon after the breaking out of the war, he enlisted in Co. I, 23rd Mo.Vol. Inft. and served faithfully until being honorably discharged June 10, 1865, when he returned and made this vicinity home until his death. He was Justice of the Peace in this township nearly a quarter of a century serving 22 yars at one time without a break in his service. He was a capable and painstaking official. He was a member of the G.A.R., I.O.O.F., and M.E. church, and was especially prominent in G.A.R. circles. On memorial occasions he always carried the flag he loved so well and it occupied a prominent place among the decorations at his funeral. His wife passed on to the Better Land Aug. 18, 1907, since which time he has kept house, one of his daughters living with him the last few years. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church in Cainsville Monday, Oct. 23, at 2 P.M. conducted by Rev. W.E. Tinney, Pastor, from the text found in James 4:14, after which interment was made in the Oakland cemetery according to I.O.O.F. ritual. He was a highly respected citizen and leaves a host of relatives to mourn his death.




The USGenWeb:



Contact Us:

Pamela Ludington-Rice
Site Coordinator

Lena Harper - State Coordinator
Jim Cox - Assistant State Coordinator


The INGenWeb:


Designed by Templates in Time