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Longmont Ledger (Longmont, Boulder County)
April 29, 1898
Rev. Cora Dilley Morrison, late pastor of the Little Thompson charge of the United Brethren church, departed this life at her late residence near Longmont, Colo., April 19, 1898, aged 30 years, 7 months and 21 days.
The deceased was born in Newark Valley, Tioga county, New York. Her parents gave her a good education. After passing through the public school she attended the seminary at Kingston, Pa., after which she was married to S. G. Dilley. After several years they came to Denver, Colo. From a child she was inclined to benevolent and church work. When but 12 years of age she united with the M. E. church, having professed her love for the Savior before this time. As she entered into womanhood she entered upon the great work of her life, which was seeking the lost, bringing souls to the Master, leading them gently into the Kingdom. After coming to Denver she engaged in evangelical work, in which she had excellent success. She united with the First United Brethren church at Denver. Subsequently she was requested to hold meeting at Loveland which brought about grand results. She was then, at the conference session, appointed as pastor of the Little Thompson charge, of which she has been pastor for the past four years; and in this work she proved herself to be a great soul winner and leader of the people. For this work she laid down her life. Her burden for souls, her love and enthusiasm for the salvation of souls and upbuilding of God's Kingdom was so great that she forgot herself and thus laid down her life for others, but not in vain.
Some sheaves have been gathered and gon on before. Many will follow, being gathered one by one in the days to come. On this charge she did a great work. By night and day she was about her Master's business. It appears she had an impression that her time was sort and she must work while she was here. She was never happier than when laboring with some penitent sinner, helping him into the kingdom.
In her pastorate she had about 500 families, which she visited as often as possible.
Her first husband, S. B. Dilley died about two years ago, and on the 17th of February last she was united in marriage to A. L. Morrison. During the past year she has been ailing more or less, and within the last two months she was confined to her bed, from which she never rallied again, and on the morning of April 19, 1898, she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus, her angelic spirit was liberated from its earthly cage to find its glorious rest in the city of gold, of which she used sing so sweetly. She leaves a broken hearted husband, a loving, devoted mother who was present, a brother and sister, with other relatives and a large circle of friends east and west, to mourn their great loss, but ours is a blessed hope.
The funeral services were held in Mt. Zion church at 10:30 a.m., and in Dilley Chapel at 2 p.m. A large concourse of sorrowing people attended the funeral services. Rev. A. Schwimly of Denver, conducted the funeral services, Re. J. W. Zimmerman of Hygiene, made some appropriate remarks following the sermon at M.t Zion and Rev.
W.H. McCormick,of Berthoud, and Rev.A. Griffith of Loveland, following the sermon at Dilley chapel, with touching remarks on the life and work of the deceased. After the last view and good-bye was taken, the remains were laid to rest in the beautifully prepared and decorated grave, just north of Dilley chapel, where she desired to rest until the resurection of the just. May God comfort ever the sorrowing hearts.
Longmont Ledger (Longmont, Boulder County)
April 22, 1898
MORRISON--At her home, seven miles northeast of Longmont, Tuesday, April 1898, of hemorrhage of the bowels, Mrs. Cora May Morrison, aged 30 years, and 8 months.
After eight weeks of very patient suffering, Mrs. Morrison, or Rev. C. M. Dilley, as she was better known, passed away from earthly scenes. She has been a faithful worker in building up Mr. Zion church, where she has officiated as pastor for the past four years as well as the mission called Dilley Chapel.
Cora May Elwell was born in Newark Balley, N.Y. and was married to Mr. Dilley in 1886. After entering the ministry she came to Denver, where she devoted about a year to Mission work, coming to the pastorate of Mt.Zion church in 1884. On the 17th of February 1893, she was married to A. L. Morrison.
Funeral services were held at Mount Zion church at 10:30 Thursday morning, and at Dilley chapel, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The interment took place by her request near to the chapel.