Obituary Details

Morris Walter Galbraith

(06/27/1908 - 12/06/1927)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 12/08/1927

M. Galbraith Dies in East

Son of Mrs. Charlotte Galbraith Succumbs Tuesday in Chicago to Attack Of Blood Poisoning

Word was received in Lusk Wednesday of the death of Morris Galbraith, 20 years old, in Chicago Tuesday, from blood poison. He is well known in Lusk, where he attended school, and is the son of Mrs. Charlotte Galbraith, formerly a resident of Lusk.

Blood poisoning is given as the cause of his death, but no details of his illness were available. He had just recently completed a course in an electrical school in Chicago, and was holding a position in an industrial establishment in that city when he contracted an infection from a slight injury. His mother, Mrs. Charlotte Galbraith of Omaha, was with her son at the time of death.

The funeral will take place in Schuyler, Neb., Friday, Dec. 9.

Morris Galbraith graduated from the Lusk High School two years ago and was a young man of sterling qualities, highly respected, and with a host of friends here who will sincerely mourn his untimely death.

Morris was an intelligent young man with a bright future. While attending college in Chicago to become an engineer the same as his father, he died of blood poisoning. As a teenager, he'd worked with his father on building their own radio in the early days of radio. This helped him to develop an interest in engineering. Morris was well-liked by his high school classmates, according to an autograph book he left behind. He was very much missed by his sister Alice throughout the rest of her life.


Walter Robeson Galbraith (1876 - 1923)

Charlotte Catherine De Forest Galbraith (1877 - 1960)


Morris W Galbraith (1908 - 1927)

Alice Lucile Galbraith Kelly (1911 - 1990)

Mabel Bernice Galbraith (1913 - 1914)

The Lusk Herald

December 15, 1927


Morris Galbraith, Who Died in Chicago, Buried in Nebraska

Details of the death of Morris Galbraith, former Lusk boy, who died last week in Chicago, have just reached friends here.

The young man's death was caused by blood poisoning, which started from a small boil on the nose. He was taken to the Cook County Hospital, but it was too late for the physicians to save his life. His mother, Mrs. Charlotte Galbraith, was with him at the time of death.


Morris Walter Galbraith was born at Schuyler, Neb., June 27, 1908, being 19 years, 5 months and 9 days old at the time of his death, which occurred at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill. At the age of about two years he moved with his parents to their homestead near Lost Springs, Wyo. In 1925 he graduated from the Lusk High School with high honors. That same fall, September 1, he entered the Coyne Electrical School of Chicago, graduating from there the following December. He then obtained a position with the Edison Electric Appliance Co. in whose employ he was at the time of death.

His mother was notified of his serious condition and she, with her sister, Alice, left from their home in Omaha, Neb., immediately to be at his bedside.

The best doctors, surgeons and nurses of Chicago attended him, but nothing could be done to save his life. Morris was a young man of sterling qualities and was held in the highest regard by everyone who knew him. During his short stay in Chicago he had made a host of friends. Mr. C. E. Treston, welfare director of the Coyne school, wished to inform his friends of the high regard in which he was held by himself and the instructors.

Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church at Schuyler, Neb., December 9th, interment being made in the Schuyler cemetery.

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