Robert Lee Morton, Insurance Man, Dies
St. Louisan Succumbs in Florida to Pneumonia Following Operation – Funeral Saturday.
Robert Lee Morton, a member of the firm Morton & Morton, agents for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., died Saturday of pneumonia, following an operation for appendicitis at Stuart, Fla., where he was spending the winter.
Mr. Morton, who was 73 years old, and resided at 7655 West Kirkham avenue, Webster Groves, was a former director of the Shapleigh Hardware Co., and a former sales manager for the Simmons Hardware Co. He held numerous offices in Masonic organizations and was a past president of the Rotary Club, City Club, Life Underwriters' Association of St. Louis and the Webster Groves School Board.
Born in Providence, R. I., Mr. Morton came to St. Louis as a youth. After winning success in 28 years in the hardware business, he entered the insurance field and achieved success there. He was active in the affairs of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and served for a time as chairman of its membership committee. He had been in the insurance business since 1911.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Matthews Morton, he is survived by four sons, Stratford Lee, Charles Matthews, Leonard Matthews and Robert Lee Morton Jr., and three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Anderson, Mrs. Raymond Wiese, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Joseph Stehlin, Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at a time
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