Selected Families and Individuals


Horace Willard MORSE

Obituary:  CLAYTON, April 4--Horace S. Morse, 94, of 623 Union street, one of the oldest residents of Clayton, died this morning at 6:30 at the Wilson Nursing home, Chaumont, where he had been a patient since last Oct. 18.  He had suffered a
series of strokes prior to being admitted to the nursing home and had been in failing health ever since.

    The funeral will be Monday morning at 11, from the Cummings Funeral home, Clayton, with Rev. David M. Talbot, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating.  Burial wil be in Clayton cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be 3
to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  There will be no calling hours on Sunday afternoon.

    Mr. Morse was born Nov. 11, 1863, at Clayton, the son of Horace E. and Helen Estes Eddy Morse.  He attended Clayton schools and the Adams Collegiate institute.  He taught school at Grindstone Island and Spicer Bay hill.

    Mr. Morse was once employed as a meat cutter in the old Schwartz meat market on the site presently occupied by Cerow's market, in this village.  He also was a clerk and teller in the old First National Bank of Clayton.

    He did surveying work throughout the area and surveyed the original village water lines for Clayton.  He retired as a surveyor in 1935.

    Mr. Morse has lived at the 623 Union street address ever since the house was built many years ago.

    He married Miss Sarah Hill of Clayton June 1, 1886, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hill, sr., with Rev. W. E. Allen, then rector of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating.  Mrs. Morse is dead.

    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Mildred M.) Collins, 917 Salina street, Watertown, and Mrs. C. Roy (Editha M.) Rickard, 341 Keyes avenue, Watertown, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  A son and two daughters
are dead.