Source: News-Journal, November 19, 1934


Funeral services were held at Oxford Thursday for Mrs. Joseph H. Morse, who had passed away a few days before. Both Mr. and Mrs. Morse were well known about North Manchester, having lived in this locality most of the time since 1908, but removed to Oxford last February. Mrs. Morse whose maiden name was Olive Stembel, was born south of Oxford, being the daughter of Dr. Theophilus and Martha Jane Stembel. She grew to womanhood in that locality, attended the Oxford academy, and united with the Christian church. On April 1, 1907, she married Joseph H. Morse, moving to North Manchester in 1908. Two daughters were born to them, both dying in infancy. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, five brothers and one sister, a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. The funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. H.H. Martindale, and the burial was in the South cemetery, near Oxford.

Moving from here the Morse family left many warm friends. Among those from here who attended the funeral at Oxford were Noah Dillon and wife, Earl Hoover and wife, Mrs. Ursa Eiler, Mrs. Clara Van Cleave and family, and Mrs. Dick Hanna and family.