Polk County - Genealogy Trails
Harriet Currier Morrill
"The funeral of Mrs. C. H. Morrill, who died in Los Angeles, California, on April 8th, was held on Sunday, May 6th, at the homestead just south of Stromsburg, the services being held at the home of her son, Arthur C. Morrill.
"Harriet Currier was born in Nashua, New Hamp-shire, November 16, 1843, her death occurring at Los Angeles, California, on April 3, 1917, and at her death she was aged 73 years, 4 months, and 23 days.
At the age of seventeen years she united with the .Methodist Church and when eighteen years of age was united in marriage with Charles Henry Morrill, who at that time was a private soldier in the 11th New Hampshire volunteers.
A few days after the marriage ceremony had been performed, Mr. Morrill left his young wife to join his regiment and served to the end of the war. After he had returned from his services to his country, they moved to Iowa where they spent a few years and in 1873 moved to Nebraska where they settled on the homestead just south of Stromsburg and which has been their real home ever since.
"To this union seven children were born, the four surviving are Charles Albert, Arthur Currier, Edgar Lampery, and Minnie Harriet- Six grandchildren have been added to the happy family circle in which the grandmother was the guiding star.
"Mr. and Mrs. Morrill came to Polk County among the early settlers and Mr. Morrill took a government homestead. They, like all other settlers, were not blessed with worldly goods, but they prospered and Mrs. Morrill lived to enjoy for many years the accumu-lation of their united toil.
"In 1894 the family moved to Lincoln where they resided most of the time until a year and a half ago when they went to Los Angeles. But Stromsburg was always their real home and a great many of their sum-mers were spent in the handsome log house which was built twenty years ago for a summer home.
"Mrs. Morrill was a woman of a beautiful and noble character and was beloved by all who knew her. She was a kind and considerate wife and a loving mother, and it is in the home where she was so greatly beloved that she will be missed, and yet her many friends will miss her kindly smile and cheerful greeting and her many tokens of friendship and her unselfish kindness for others.
At the time of her death she was an active member of the P. E. 0. Sisterhood, the Daughters of the American
old home where she raised all her children,
now the home of her son Authur Currier Morrill.
Stromsburg Headlight, May 10, 1917.
Source: The Morrills and Reminisce - 1918