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Another Pioneer Gone

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Mrs. Almira Morton, wife of Mr. Jonathan Q. Morton of the township of Ypsilanti, died on the26th of December, at the age of 73 years. Mr. and Mrs. Morton have been long known as among the first settlers of Ypsilanti. She was the daughter of Job Gorton, one of the earliest pioneer's of thiscounty, who came to Ypsilanti in 1825 with bis family and located a farm on Paint Creek, three miles south of the village. When the county was organized he was one the first supervisors of Ypsilanti which then included Pittsfield. Mrs. Morton was the mother of Mrs. J. Q. A. Sessions, of this oity, and was well known fur her social qualities and general intelligence as well as her many other noble qualities as wife and motlier. Her home for many years has been noted for the hospitality and good cheer with which her many friends and acquaintances have been welcomed. The old settlers, the fathers and mothers of this county, whose industry and econonjy transformed it from a wilderness to its present honored name and position, are rapidly bidding us a final farewell and passing over the river. Peace to their ashes and love and honor to their ├▒ames.