Adair County Deaths & Obituaries

Contributed By: Kim Morris

Thomas Morris

Evening Capitol News

Monday January 21, 1907

Boise, Idaho

Thomas Morris of Long Valley died in a local hospital here last evening at 8 O’clock from meningitis.  He was brought here Friday from the ranch of J.R. Good where he was building a house.  He was stricken with a pain in the head which caused such agony that he became unconscious and never recovered his senses during his illness.

Deceased has a daughter in Prescott, Washington who has been notified of his death.  His wife died only a short time ago.  The body is at the undertaking parlors of Schraeber and Simfaden.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.   

The Idaho Statesman

Wednesday January 23, 1907

Boise, Idaho

Funeral Today

The funeral of Thomas Morris, who died in a local hospital, will be held at 10 o’clock this forenoon from the undertaking parlors of Schraeber and Simfaden.  Reverend Dalton of the Methodist Church conducting.  Burial will be at Morris Hill Cemetery.  Brother of the deceased, Milam Morris arrived yesterday from Midvale. 

 Adair County News March 20, 1907

Died in Idaho

 Thomas A. Morris, formerly an Adair County boy, son of James F. and Emeline Morris died in Boise City, Idaho Jan. 20, 1907 of meningitis. He was a carpenter by trade and a short time before he was taken, fell from a scaffold bruising his head which caused an abscess to form on the brain. He was taken with a severe pain in his head on Thursday night and before morning was unconscious, died Sunday morning without regaining consciousness.

He was born near Columbia August 27, 1859, was married in Milton, Ill to Miss Mollie Hawkins, Sept. 4th 1887. He leaves behind 4 children, his wife and one baby having died four years ago. He also leaves 3 brothers, Owen of Pittsfield, Ill, Milam of Midvale, Idaho and Garnett, of Carroll county, Mo., and two sisters Mollie Rosenbaum, of Bogard, Mo., and Theresa Terp of Concord, Cal. He was a member of the Methodist Church.


His sister, Theresa.