Clipped From The Decatur Herald
VIOLET BURT DIES FRIDAY Had Been a Resident of Macon County 40 Years; - Born in Ohio Violet, widow of Luther Burt, aged R5 wan and for 40 years a resident of Macon county, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Morris near Elwin, Friday morning at 6:40 o ciock. Her death was due chiefly to the in- firmities of aee. Funeral services will be conducted In the home of Mrs. Morris Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in Salem cemetery, The family request that no flowers be sent. Born In Ohio Violet Swain was born near Eaton, dhhu rnuntv. Ohio. Jan. 26, 1835 and was married to Luther Morris Aug. 2, 1850, in Muncie, Ind. Of the ten children born to that couple six survive. They are Jahile, Melvin, and Joseph Burt and Mrs. Elmer Morris of Elwin; Mrs. C. C. Padgett, Assumption; Mrs. Robert Easley, Salem; her descendants Include 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. fane leaves also one brother. Albert Swam of Kansas City. Ivnnv Pioneer Life Mrs. Morris had known something of the pioneer life. Following her marriage she and her husband journeyed by wagon to Wisconsin and later by the same method to Illinois, going to Salem where the family resided until her removal to Macon county 39 years ago. The period of her life included many crucial moments in the history of the nation. She had seen the nation in war three times. Her husband served in the Union army while she and her children struggled against such obstacles as were known only to the families of men who went to the front at that time. One of her grandsons, Luther Easley of Salem, was killed in the fighting at St. Mihiel.