Morse, Alpheus A.
Age: 21, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 27th IA INF
Service: Co. F, 27th IA INF, wdd, 5/18/64, Yellow Bayou, dis/wds 5/16/65, St. Louis, MO
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Birth: 03/22/1840, Vermont
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Sue Rife
Findagrave Memorial #: 35720060
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, IA
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CAPT. A. A. MORSE ANSWERS LAST ROLL CALL
CAME TO IOWA FIFTY-NINE YEARS AGO
RESPONDED TO COUNTRY'S CALL IN 1861
Captain Alpheus A. Morse, of this city, died at his home Thursday forenoon, Oct. 5, 1916, the summons as a gracious relief, of many months of suffering. For years Capt. and Mrs. Morse has been making their home at Clermont, Florida, but several months ago they came to Manchester in the hope that the change might prove beneficial to Mr. Morse. Funeral services were held at the family home in this city on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, and interment was made in Oakland cemetery, Rev. W. J. Suckow, pastor of the First Universalist Church had charge of the services.
Capt. Morse was born in LeMoille (sic) County, Vermont, March 22d, 1841, and when he was 10 years of age he was brought to Delaware County by his parents. As a boy he found employment on a farm, later renting a farm, which occupation he pursued until the country's call came to summons him to the colors. In August 1862 he enlisted in the 37th Iowa regiment, and during a service engagement at Yellow Bayou, Louisiana, he was severely injured. After lingering in a hospital for nearly a year, he was able to return home.
Returning home with his health impaired he engaged in the livery business for some time with his brother, Jas. Morse. For thirteen years Mr. Morse resided in Franklin County in New York. While he lived in New York State he was united in marriage to Emily L. Drake, and to them were born three children, Floyd and Roy Morse, and Mrs. Ella Morse Rossing. He is survived by an aged wife, and the three children named, and two brothers, Albert of Adell, Iowa, and Jas. of Manchester.
Mr. Morse was a member of W. A. Morse Post. G. A. R., and Olive Camp, M.W.A. During the many years of residence in Delaware County he attracted to him many friends whose sorrow over his death is genuine. The Democrat extends to the bereaved relatives profound sympathy.
Source: Manchester Democrat (IA), Oct. 1, 1916
Courtesy of Deanna French.