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MORTON buried Southland Cemeteries

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* INVERCARGILL is the southernmost (& westernmost) city in New Zealand and the southernmost city in the Commonwealth of Nations. It lies in the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River, 18 km north of Bluff
Being only about 4000km (2500 miles) from Antartica, the mean daily temperature ranges from 5.2C (41.36F) in July to 14C (57.2F) in January. Southland was a scene of early extended contact between Maori and early European sealers, whalers and missionaries
* Edendale is 37km east of Invercargill
* Forest Hill is 25km north of Invercargill
* Fortrose is 45km west of Invercargill
* Riverton is 38km west of Invercargill
* Wallacetown is 13km NW of Invercargill
* Winton is 22km north of Invercargill
* Woodlands is 17km east of Invercargill
* Wyndham is 42km east of Invercargill

see also Pope buried Southland Cemeteries

the MORTON buried in Southland to 2005
Alexander Stewart Morton (1877-1927)
- son of John MORTON & Janet Finlayson STEWART
- Alexander married Mabel Athelis HICKS in 1914 in Melbourne, Australia & had 2 children, Mary Stewart Morton in 1915 & Charles Stewart Morton in 1918
13 October 1914 - The marriage took place in the Scots Church, Collins Street, melbourne, on October 13, of Mr Alexander Stewart Morton, second son of Mrs John Morton, Invercargill (N.Z.) to Miss Mabel Athelis Hicks, only child of Mr and Mrs Charles E. Hicks, Clevedon Mansions, (demolished late 1960s to make way for the Hilton Hotel) East Melbourne, and grand-daughter of the late Mr Robert Hicks. The Rev Dr. Alexander Marshall performed the ceremony which was witnessed by a very large gathering of friends
- died 23 September aged 50 at Blackmount Station
4 October 1927 - An inquest was held at Blackmount on the 24th ult., into the circumstances attending the death of Alexander Stewart Morton, who had been working on the station. Evidence was given that Morton was about 50 years of age, married and having two children, who, with their mother, it is understood, live in Australia. D. C. McCrostie, store manager identified the body as that of his uncle, Alexander Stewart Morton. Murray Ross McKay, a shepherd on Blackmount station, stated that at two a.m. on 23rd September, Morton came to his hut and stayed for the night, saying he was afraid he was getting into the D.T.'s. After breakfast, Morton went to his work, and later in the day was found dead in his tent, with a bullet wound in his head, and a rifle lying at his feet. The jury found that deceased died as the result of a bullet wound, self-inflicted when he was depressed in mind
- buried 111.00 Block I and 130 at Wallacetown Cemetery

Allan William Morton (1943-1943)
- Allan died 24 August 1943 aged 3 weeks at Seaward Downs
- buried 162.00 Block I at Edendale Cemetery with James & Zeala Morton

Annie Morton (nee CAMERON 1881-1947)
- Annie married James Morton (1878-1957) in 1902
- Annie died 6 November 1947 aged 66
- her last address was Seaward Downs
- buried 16.00 Block II at Edendale Cemetery with James

Catherine Charlesina Morton (nee WILSON 1896-1983)
- Catherine married James Noble Morton in 1919
- she died 26 August 1983 aged 87
- buried 128.00 Block I at Edendale Cemetery

Colin Mervyn Morton (1928-2005)
- Colin was a Farmer at Wyndham
- he died 30 March 2005 aged 77
- buried 12.00 Block XI Ashes at Wyndham Cemetery

David Morton (1876-1886)
- David was the 3rd of 15 children of Gustavus Mark MORTON (1841-1933) from County Cavan & Catherina Margaret McCOY (1857-1938) from Hobart, Tasmania who are buried Eastern cemetery Invercargill. (Gustavus's parents were David MORTON & Elizabeth NOBLE, buried Woodlands)
- David died 20 December 1886 aged 10 at Otautau
23 December 1886 - David Morton, aged ten years, and son of Gustavus Morton, a farmer living eight miles from Otautau, hanged himself on Monday night in a shed adjoining his father's property. It is said that ever since Crow, a former neighbour, hanged himself at Makarewa a short time ago, the boy had been trying to imitate him, with the sad result stated. THE INQUEST held at Waicola
- buried 15.00 Anglican Section Row B at Riverton Cemetery with brother James

David Morton (1896-1918)
- on database as D. Morton
- David was a son of David & Elizabeth Morton. He served in WWI as Private 72265 with the NZEF, 37th Reinforcements A Company, embarking from Wellington 9 May 1918. His next of kin was his father, David Morton, of Morton Mains, Southland. David was KILLED IN ACTION 31 October 1918 at Le Cateau, France
- memorial at 6.00 Block II at Woodlands cemetery with parents David & Elizabeth Morton & 3 day old Thomas & 2 months old child Morton

David Morton (1863-1931)
- David married Elizabeth DRAKE in 1887 & had a possible 11 children
- he died 8 April 1931 aged 68
- buried 6.00 Block II at Woodlands with wife Elizabeth, son David, 3 day old Thomas (1894) & 2 month old child (1901) Morton

Elizabeth Morton (nee DRAKE 1864-1908)
- Elizabeth married David Morton (1863-1931) in 1887 & had possibly 11 children
- Elizabeth died 13 July 1908 aged 44
- buried 6.00 Block II at Woodlands Cemetery with husband David, son David & 2 month old child (1901) & 3 day old Thomas (1894) Morton
* see also a possible brother of Elizabeth William John Drake

Fanny Morton - (nee NOBLE 1852-1935)
- Fanny married John Charles Morton (1852-1927) in 1876 & had 5 known children
- died 29 November 1935 aged 83
- buried 81.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery with John

Fanny Stewart Morton (1875-1932)
- Fanny died 27 May 1932 aged 57 in Invercargill
- buried 111.00 Block I and 130 at Wallacetown Cemetery

George Morton (1847-1942)
- George married Margaret NOBLE in 1979
- he died 18 November 1942 aged 95
- buried 24.00 Block II to 26 at Fortrose cemetery with Margaret & Marguarite

George Morton (1890-1942)
- George served in WWI as Private 53221 with the NZEF, 27th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company, embarking from Wellington 12 June 1917. His next of kin was his father J. Norton, Gorge Rd., Southland
- he died 20 July 1962 aged 72
- buried 81.00 Block I at Edendale

Harry Morton (1896-1968)
- son James & Annie MORTON
- Harry married Margaret Jones in 1916
- he died 10 August 1968 aged 72
- his last address: Riverton
- buried 31.00 New Survey Block VII at Winton Cemetery with Margaret

Helen Morton - (1870-1871)
- duaghter of John MORTON & Janet Finlayson STEWART
- died 13 February 1871 aged 6 months
- buried 111.00 Block I and 130 at Wallacetown Cemetery

Ellen Morton - (nee KERRIGAN 1846-1900)
- Ellen married Thomas Ramsay Morton & had 6 known children
- she died 30 November 1900 aged 54
1 December 1900 - At Seaward Downs, on the 30th November, 1900, Ellen, beloved wife of Thomas R. Morton; aged 54 years. The funeral will leave the house at 11.0 olock a.m. on Sunday, 2nd December, for the Woodlands Cemetery. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation
- buried 29.00 Block II at Woodlands cemetery with Thomas & son Robert

Helen Burns Morton - (1882-1883)
- born October 1882, a month after the death of her father John MORTON (1822-1882) (her mother was Jessie Finlayson Stewart, see below)
- Helen died 21 February 1883 aged 4 months
- buried 111.00 Block I and 130 at Wallacetown

Isabella Jane Morton (nee WILSON 1888-1970)
- Isabella married John Charles Morton (1852-1927) in 1911
- isabella died in Ivercargill 11 February 1970 aged 81
- buried 32.00 Block I at Edendale Cemetery with John

Jane Vallance Morton (nee MORTON 1832-1865)
- first wife (and cousin) of John Morton (1822-1882), they married in Scotland & had 7 daughters. Two sons were born in NZ, Jane dying 2 days after the birth of her (born still) second son John in 1865
- Jane died 31 December 1865 aged 33 at Oatlands, Wallacetown
3 January 1866 - At Oatlands, Wallacetown, on the 29th ult, at 12 noon, the infant son of John Morton - also, on the 31st ult., at 6.30a.m., Jane Vallance Morton, the beloved wife of john Morton. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Thursday), at 12 noon
- buried 43.00 Old Cemetery and 65 and 66 at Wallacetown

Janet 'Jessie' Finlayson Morton - (nee STEWART 1838-1915)
- born in Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland, daughter of Alexander STEWART & Maryanne MILLER. She married John Morton (1822-1882) in Wallacetown, Invercargill in 1867 as his second wife & had 8 known children
- died 22 January 1915 at Deveron St., Invercargill aged 76 of Influenza
- buried 111.00 Block I and 130 at Wallacetown cemetery

James Morton (1878-1957)
- James marred Annie Cameron in 1902
- they lived at Seaward Downs
- he died 27 May 1957 aged 70
- buried 16.00 Block II at Edendale Cemetery

James Morton (1879-1880)
- 4th of 15 children of Gustavus Mark MORTON & Catherina Margaret McCOY (1857-1938)
- James died 6 July 1880 in Riverton aged 14 months
7 July 1880 - At the Globe Hotel, Riverton, on the morning of the 6th inst., james Morton, aged 14 months, son of Gustavus and Catherina Morton, of Otautau
- buried 15.00 Anglican Section Row B at Riverton Cemetery with brother David

James Noble Morton (1883-1936)
- James died 19 May 1936 aged 53
- buried 128.00 Block I at Edendale Cemetery

James William Morton (1906-1956)
- James died 24 August 1956 aged 50, at Seaward Downs
- buried 162.00 Block I at Edendale Cemetery

Jessie Stewart Morton - (1899-1918)
- died 25 Nov 1918 at *Isla Bank (during the Flu Pandemic) aged 19
- buried 31.00 New Survey Block VII at Winton cemetery
*Isla Bank is 35km NW of Invercargill

Johan Calder Morton (nee BOWER 1900-1983)
- Johan married John Thomas Morton in 1928
- Johan died in Clinton 24 October 1983 aged 83
- buried 155.00 Block II at Edendale Cemetery

John Morton - (1822-1882)
- John Morton was born in in Laigh Cleughearn Farm, East Kilbride, Scotland to Thomas MORTON & Margaret WILSON. He married Jane Vallance Morton in Scotland & had 9 children. He married Janet 'Jessie' Finlayson Stewart in Wallacetown in 1867 and had 8 children (see Jane & Janet above)
- John died 20 September 1882 aged 59 (a month before the birth of daughter Helen)
22 September 1882 - At Spring Bank, Ryal Bush, on 20th September, John Morton, aged 59 years
- buried 111.00 Block I and 130 at Wallacetown cemetery
John's OBITUARY - It has been our painful duty of late to record the deaths of several old and well-known settlers, and it falls to us to add another familiar name to the list this morning. Mr John Morton, of Wallacetown, died at his residence late on Wednesday night. The deceased gentleman came to this colony some 23 years ago, under engagement with the New Zealand and Australian Land Company, and for many years managed their Seaward Downs estate. Subsequently he removed to the Oatlands estate, Wallacetown, the property of his brother, and a few years ago, on the estate being sold, he took up land of his own. Mr Morton was a thorough farmer, having been trained in one of the best farming districts of Scotland - Strathavon, and a better judge of stock or tillage could not be found in the district. His skill and enthusiasm have undoubtedly done a great deal towards placing agriculture in Southland in its present high position, and his valuable advice, always cheerfully given, will be missed by many less experienced farmers. The disease to which Mr Morton succumbed was, we believe, pneumonia, brought on by exposure to cold. Dr Hanan was called in when the illness assumed a serious aspect, but too late to cope with it, and gave buy slight hopes from the first. Mr Morton leaves a widow, and family by a second marriage, and several children by a first

John Charles Morton - (1852-1927)
- John married Fanny NOBLE in 1876 & had 7 children
- he died 8 January 1927 aged 74
- buried 81.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery with Fanny

John Charles Morton - (1886-1959)
- John married Isabella Jane WILSON in 1911
- died 6 May 1959 aged 73 in Invercargill
- buried 32.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery with Isabella

John Thomas Morton - (1871-1938)
- son of Thomas Ramsay MORTON (1843-1909) & Ellen KERRIGAN (1846-1900)
- John married Catherine CAMERON in 1898 & had 3 known children
- he died 22 May 1938 aged 66
- buried 48.00 Block II at Woodlands with Catherine

John Thomas Morton (1899-1976)
- John married Johan Calder BOWER in 1928
- he died 15 March 1979 aged 80
- buried 155.00 Block II at Edendale Cemetery with Johan

Katherine Cameron Morton - (1879-1925)
- this was Catherine nee CAMERON, married John Thomas Morton 1898
- Catherine died 4 September 1925 aged 46 at Seaward Downs
- buried 48.00 Block II at Woodlands cemetery with husband John

Lena Sylvia Morton (nee DIACK 1836-1999)
- Lena died 12 May 1999 aged 63
- buried 10.00 Block I and 11 at Forest Hill Cemetery

Margaret Morton (nee NOBLE 1859-1930)
- Margaret married George Morton in 1879 & had 7 children
- Margaret died 19 May 1930 aged 71
- buried 24.00 Block II to 26 at Fortrose Cemetery with George & Marguarite

Margaret Morton (nee JONES 1895-1962)
- Margaret married Harry Morton in 1916
- she died 1 May 1962 aged 67
- her last address: Riverton
- buried 31.00 New Survey Block VII at Winton Cemetery with Harry

Margaret Morton (nee TELFER 1904-1967)
- Margaret married William James Morton in 1924
- Margaret died 17 June 1967 aged 63
- they lived at Glenham
- she died 17 June 1967 aged 63
- buried 114.00 Block I at Woodlands Cemetery with William James

Marguarite Morton (1885-1910)
- Marguarite died 30 November 1910 aged 25
- buried 24.00 Block II to 26 at Fortrose Cemetery with George & Margaret

Marjorie Morton - (1921-1921)
- Marjorie died 15 September 1921 aged 5 months
- buried 32.00 Block I at Edendale Cemetery

Mary Rose Morton - (nee ROSS 1885-1944)
- Mary married Matthew Morton (1888-1961) in 1912
- they lived at Seaward Downs
- she died 12 January 1944 aged 58

Mat Morton - Edendale Cemetery
- death & age not recorded
- buried 29.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery

Matthew Morton - (1888-1961)
- born in Dunedin, 11th of 11 children of Matthew MORTON (1842-1926) & Salome Ann Carne SANDFORD (1845-1926) who were born in England, married in Australia and buried in Dunedin
- Matthew married Mary Rose ROSS in 1912
- he died 26 Sep 1961 aged 74
- last address: Hastings
- buried 122.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery

May Irene Morton - (1908-1974)
- May died 6 October 1974 aged 66
- her last address: Oamaru
- buried 3.00 Anglican Section Row R at Riverton Cemetery

Muriel Agnes Morton - (1914-1994)
- died 21 October 1994 aged 80
- buried 23.00 Block II Edendale cemetery

Robert Morton (1880-1899)
- son of Thomas Ramsay MORTON (1843-1909) & Ellen KERRIGAN (1846-1900)
- Robert died 18 July 1899 aged 19.4
27 July 1899 - It is with feelings of regret that I record the identity amongst us, who in obedience to the command of Providence has crossed the lonely valley, and lies peacefully in the happy hunting ground of the fathers. Mr Robert Morton, of Seaward Downs, had just reached the verge of manhood when a heavy affliction laid its icy hand upon him, and nipped in the bud an undoubtedly useful and promising career
- buried 29.00 Block II at Woodlands cemetrey with mother

Robert Herbert 'Herb' Morton (1913-2002)
- Herb was a Farmer in Invercargill, formerly in Seaward Downs
- he served in WWI as Driver 46444 with the 2nd NZEF
- he died 21 July 2002 aged 89
- buried 23.00 Block II at Edendale Cemetery

Rowena Marjorie Morton (1947-1949)
- Rowena died 21 May 1949 at Seaward Downs aged 1.9
- buried 23.00 Block II at Edendale Cemetery

Thomas Morton (1894-1894)
- Thomas died 7 June 1894 aged 3 days
- buried 6.00 Block II at Woodlands

Thomas R Morton (?-1901)
- died 10 January 1901 aged ?
- buried 29.00 Block II Woodlands Cemetery

Thomas Ramsay Morton (1842-1909)
- Thomas married Helen KERRIGAN & had 6 known children
- he died 1 July 1909 aged 67
- buried 29.00 Block II at Woodlands cemetery with Helen

William James Morton (1905-1982)
- son of John Thomas MORTON & Catherine CAMERON
- William married Margaret TELFER in 1924
- they lived at Glenham
- he died 4 July 1982 aged 77
- buried 114.00 Block I at Woodlands Cemetery with Margaret

Zeala Winifred Morton (1906-1993)
- died 27 January 1993 aged 86
- buried 162.00 Block I at Edendale cemetery with James William (1906-1956)
& Allan William aged 3 weeks


MORTON, (child) - Woodlands Cemetery
- died 33 June 1901 aged 2 months
- buried 6.00 Block II with possible parents David & Elizabeth Morton, 2 month old child Morton & David Morton (1918)

MORTON, (child) - Wallacetown Cemetery
- died 31 Dec 1865 aged 3 hours
- buried 43.00 Old Cemetery and 65 and 66

MORTON, D - Woodlands Cemetery
- died 13 August 1908 aged ?
- buried 6.00 Block II with possible parents David & Elizabeth Morton, David Morton & 2 month old child Morton


PHOTO
EDENDALE Cemetery

taken from the site J Fraser & Sons Ltd
where you will find photos of the cemeteries:
Athol Balfour Bluff 'Old' Calcium Centre Hill, Mossburn Charlton Park
Clyde Colac Bay, Oraka Dipton East Winton Eastern Bush Eastern
Edendale Ettrick Forest Hill Fortrose Garston Gore Greenpoint Kaiwera
Kingston Lumsden Mataura Orepuki Otautau 'Old' Otautau Pukerau
Quarry Hills Riversdale Riverton Ryal Bush Southland Crematorium
St John's, Invercargill Tararua Acre Te Anau Tuatapere Waikaia Waikawa
Wairio Wakapatu Wallacetown 'Old' Winton 'Old' Woodlands Wreys Bush
Wyndham

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by Daisymort on 2013-01-23 18:24:16

This is great information and covers the two MORTON families who orginally settled in the region - one is linked to the NOBLE family, and the other to the MORTON family who arrived from East Kilbride in Scotland. I am still looking for THOMAS MORTON who arrived in 1859 on the Cheviot into Port Chalmers, brother of John Morton, who disappeared after the initial arrival was recorded.

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