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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Ethel Morse ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Ethel Morse
MAIDEN NAME: Cusick AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 10 Aug 1871 DIED: 7 Mar 1906 BURIED: 9 Mar 1906
BIRTH PLACE:  Waconda, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
1900 OR CENSUS  - Ethel D.Cusick Morse, age 24, b. Aug 1876 in Oregon is enumerated with her husband of 1 year Willis D. [sic] Morse, occupation physician, b. Mar 1869 in Oregon, in the home of her father William A. Cusick, age 55, occupation physician, b. Mar 1845 in Illinois, and Marian [sic?], age 44, b. Aug 1855 in Illinois. Also enumerated with Mary Kamph, identified as servant, b. Sep 1873 in Ohio.
MORSE -- At the Salem Hospital on Wednesday, March 7, 1906, of peritonitis resulting from puerperal trouble, Mrs. Ethel Cusick Morse, aged 24 years. This announcement carries with it the most intense sadness and touches with sorrow hundreds of Salem homes wherein Mrs. Morse was much beloved and her father and mother enjoy the warmest friendships. The news of her death caused a shock of grief throughout the city, and every person who knew her feels an individual berevement in her death. 
Ethel E. Cusick was born at the old town of Waconda, near Gervais in this county, on August 10, 1871, and was the only child of Doctor and Mrs. W. A. Cusick. While she was very young the family moved to Salem, where the balance of her life has been spent and during all that time she has been one of the most popular members of the best society of the Capital City. Hers was a charming and lovable disposition and character, ever cheerful, agreeable and watchful of the comfort of others. Being the only child, she was the constant companion of her mother and father, their great joy and object of devotion. In their advanced years the grief of such a separation is beyond the power of others to appreciate. 
On January 19, 1899, she became the wife of Dr. Willis B. Morse, a leading physician and surgeon of this city, and their life has been a happy one. They have made their home with Dr. and Mrs. Cusick, so that the parental ties were not severed until the ruthless hand of death came so unexpectedly. One week ago today Mrs. Morse was taken sick and the hope was that in the usual course the joys of maternity would be hers, but on Saturday her condition became serious and she was taken to the hospital, where she could be assisted by systematic nursing and care. Since that time her husband scarcely left her side, taking neither rest nor sleep and every aid that medical science could suggest was given to the patient, but without avail. The babe was born on Monday, but gave up its life at the same time and was buried on Tuesday. Yesterday morning, Mrs. Morse revived some and there were hopes that the favorable turn would be permanent, but peritonitis set in and she suddenly sank during the early afternoon, passing away at 2:30. 
The funeral will be held on tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, but the hour thereof and other details will be announced later. Mrs. Dolman, Dr. Morse's mother came from Portland last evening, accompanied by his cousin, Mr. Edmund C. Giltner. The deep sympathy and condolence of the entire community are extended to the bereaved husband and parents in their dire affliction. 
Chapman Scrapbook, pg. 121.
Ethel Cusick
wife of 
Dr. W. B. Morse 
born 1870, died 1906  
[shares marker with Baby Morse]
DAR pg 71
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 130, sheet 4A)  
Chapman pg 121

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