Morlan died at his residence in this place at 11:30 p. m., on Friday,
23, 1878, in the 45th
year of his age.
had been in very poor health, for several
months, and had returned from a trip to Colorado
only a few weeks before his death, where he had gone in the vain hope
health might be benfited.
Mr. Morlan was
born in Columbiana county, Ohio
where he grew
up to manhood, in the later years of his residence in Ohio
school and studying law.
About the year
1859 he removed to LaGrange,
where he acted for some time as deputy county clerk.
During the rebellion he, for some time, acted
in a clerical capacity in the office of the clerk of the Supreme court
the Governor’s office, at Indianapolis
in the meantime keeping up his study of the law.
he resided at LaGrange, he was married
to Jennie, daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Askey, now
of this place.
Five children were born
to this marriage, and with the mother now survive the head of the
After leaving Indianapolis, Mr.
resided temporarily for a short time in Ft. Wayne and LaGrange, but
Waterloo, just after the close of the war, where he has ever since
By his industry and good
management, he had accumulated, besides a comfortable home, other
amount of which cannot now be estimated.
For two terms he held the office of Prosecuting Attorney, in the
old Common Pleas Court
and discharged its duties to the satisfaction of the public.
The very large attendance, at the funeral
services on Sunday, was a testimony to the loss the community had