Excerpts from the Morris Herald for the date of January 15, 1903
Mrs. John Brown
Brown, Mrs. John – The services over the remains of the late Mrs. John Brown were held this afternoon at the house. Rev. Montgomery, a former pastor of the first congregational church and Rev. T. S. Oadams having charge of the services. A quartette composed of Mrs. A.B. Hull, Mrs. J.A. Pool, C.A. Violet and F. N. Hull sang several selections, they being as follows: “Asleep in Jesus”, “Rock of Ages”, “Nearer My God to Thee”.
The floral tributes were among the most profuse ever laid on a casket in Morris. One large blanket of roses, violets and orchids completely covered the casket. It was sent from Chicago last evening by Darius Miller. There were innumerable bouquets of roses, violets and lilies. Joseph Petit and John Horrie acted as ushers at the house and the following were the pallbearers that escorted the casket to beautiful Evergreen cemetery: Henry Baum, Henry Claypool, Martin Hale, Ole Erickson, Dr. C.J.I. Murray.
Halver Munson is Dead
Halver Munson, a well-known retired farmer of Greenfield township died at his home in Gardner last evening about 6 o’clock after a week’s illness with grip. He has been a resident of Grundy county for about thirty years, coming to Morris from Bergen, Norway, where he was born nearly 70 years ago. Soon after coming to Morris he went to Helmar and farmed near there for awhile. His wife died and later he married Mrs. Larson, a daughter of Mrs. Andrew Paulson of this city. By his first wife there were born to him two sons who are still living near Gardner, their names being Thomas and Muns Munson.