2129 Freestone Ct
Florissant, Mo. 63031
I was wondering if I could see a grave of a particular person through an online cemetery search on your site.
I didn't see one on there. His name is James Floyd Morton and died 11/18/1960. He was buried there in
Sand Grove Cemetery on 11/20/1960. Thanks
We have no online viewing of individual gravesites on our site.
I will post your request and will email it to the members of the Milam County Historical Commission. If no one
responds, I will be in Milam County one day this week and I will get photos for you.
MCHC Website Administrator
Email sent to MCHC members
Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
Rick, I attended school with Herbert Wayne Morton (1931-2007). His father was James Benjamin Morton (1873-
John Claude (1890-1918) and James Benjamin (1873-1960) were brothers. John Claude was the father of James Floyd
James Benjamin's family lived and were buried in the Black Jack Community cemetery where my paternal
grandmother is buried. I'm guessing James Floyd is buried at San Grove because his mother was a Bankston.
You probably know all this, but if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. I knew Mr and Mrs
Morton and ten of their children.
Peggy Wright - peggy.pj(AT)gmail(DOT)com
Please find the attached headstone photo of Mr. Morton. If you would like an obituary for him, let me know and
I'll check the Lucy Hill Patterson Library micro-tape archives to see if one is available.
Respectfully, Jack Brooks
Yes please if that is not too much trouble, I would absolutely love the Obituary! Rick Morton
Photos courtesy of Jack Brooks
Mr. Morton, The Nov. 24th edition of the weekly Rockdale Reporter newspaper did have an obituary for Mr.
Morton. Unfortunately it was only marginally legible and then with a struggle. Either the newspaper was badly
faded when copied or there was a problem with the development of the Micro-tape. You'll have to forgive my
"leap of faith" deciphering the same.
Since the copy was of such poor quality, I visited our local Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home thinking that
they might have performed the services. They hadn't. Once I arrived home and spent more time trying to
decipher the obituary, I found that Mr. Morton expired in San Antonio. His death certificate and mortuary(Alamo
Funeral Home) were then found to be in Bexar County.
Rites Held for J. F. Morton, 45
Rites held for J. F. Morton, 45, ______ _____ ______ in the Sand Grove community were held at the Sand Grove
Church ___ at 2 pm ___(more illegible...). Rev. Buck Hilton 0fficiating the service ___ ___ ___Mr. Morton was
born in Burleson County, lived in Sand Grove and in San Antonio for the last ___ years, dying at the Baptist
Memorial Hospital in San Antonio on Friday.
Sisters include ___ other Mrs. Katie Smith of San Antonio and Mrs. Thelma Hobbs of San Antonio, two step-
sisters, Mrs. Hattie(?) Eberhardt of Christman, Mrs. Verna Smart(?) of Junction and step-brother Alton Smith of
Taylor(?), New Mexico.
(The remaining obit was illegible)
I did research the Micro-tape archives of the Cameron Herald newspaper and no obituary was printed in the
three weeks following Mr. Morton's death.
Regards, Jack Brooks
Well thank you very much for trying. I appreciate it