Burrell G. Morehart

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Burrell G. Morehart

Birthplace: Logansport, IN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob W. Morehart and Mary Ann Morehart (Conrad)
Husband of Margaret (Maggie) E. Morehart
Father of <private> Emrick (Morehart)
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Roush; Hannah "Nina" Catherine Lynam Christensen Jones Jourdan; Adam J. Morehart; David Hackett Morehart; Mark Conrad Morehart and 2 others

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About Burrell G. Morehart

Burrell worked as a railroad fireman.

Living in San Francisco, CA in 1936, in the Laguna Honda Home (Relief Home for Aged and Infirm)

4 May 1899, Eagle County Blade, p. 4--


From the Examiner

Burrill Morehart and Bert Hadley departed for Hadley Bros.' & Mathews' Sawmill, some three miles southwest of Fulford, on Thursday. They will put things to rights in preparation for a season of great activity as soon as the snow is gone.

11 Oct 1889--in the Logansport, IN The Pharos-Tribune newspaper: "Burrell G. Morehart, son of Jacob Morehart, superintendent of the county poor farm, was united in marriage last evening to Maggie E. Burns, niece of Michael and Pat Burns."

18 Jul 1901, Eagle County Blade, pg. 3--"Burril Morehart had several of the knuckle joints of his left hand fractured last Sunday. A horse he was harnessing threw up his head suddenly and as a result Burril will lose a part of the haying season."

3 Jul 1903, Eagle Valley Enterprise, pg. 1--

Burrill Morehart, S. R. Wolverton and Burt Wolverton left on Wednesday for Brand county, where they will look over the land to be placed under irrigation by the big ditches now being run near Sulphur Springs.

3 Jul 1903, Eagle Valley Enterprise, pg. 1-- "Last Saturday Burrill Morehart purchased a fine piano as a gift for his little daughter, Mabel. A number of good pianos have been sold to residents of this neighborhood during the last two years. This is a good indication of the steady progress being made by our ranchmen."

22 Oct 1903, Eagle County Blade, p. 1--Burrill Morehart had his left arm broken on Wednesday afternoon while helping to bale hay at the Kempf ranch, three mile up Brush creek from Eagle. He was attempting to clean out the machine and got his arm caught, fracturing it near the wrist. Dr. Moulton of Eagle attended to the injury and Mr. Morehart is getting along nicely.

23 Aug 1906, Eagle County Blade, p. 1--News From Our Neighbors

B. S. Morehart, who had his shoulder broken last week, is confined to his bed with a complication, believed to be the result of an accident.-Eagle Valley Enterprise

30 Nov 1906, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 1--B. G. Morehart left for Pueblo this week where he will remain this winter. Mr. Morehart will resume railroading on the D&RG.

27 Sep 1907, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 1--B. G. Morehart arrived here from Pueblo last Sat. He enjoyed a week's vacation visiting friends & fishing for the wily trout.

15 Nov 1907, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 1--B. G. Morehart is now in Ogden, Utah, and Miss Mabel Morehart recently went to Chicago to attend school there.

The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1902-1910, June 30, 1910, Image 6

Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library



List of letters remainlng in the postoffice at Ogden Utah which if not called for in two weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter office

Gentlemen's List

....Morehart Burel G

23 Sep 1910

The Salt Lake herald-Republican. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1909-1918, September 23, 1910, Image 6

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Train Crew Blamed

    In the case of the wreck of extra eastbound freight, 2330, September 10, in the local yards when switch engine 1135 collided headon with the freight, the board finds Engineer J Tomasek of the freight train, Fireman Morehart and Switchman J K Mason of the switch engine responsible in not maintaining nor observing proper precaution on the main track.

The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1902-1910, March 13, 1909, Image 6

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Fitzgerald Is None Other Than the Combination Kid of the Nat Reiss Carnival Company at the Four County Fair Last Fall Gang Broke Into a Car Containing

Liquor and Candy and Had a Great Time Coming Over the Cut Off

   The real identity of the six desperadoes now in the custody of the police is being gradually established Although they have one and all confessed to portions of the crimes charged against them and four have admitted that they are exconvicts their real names and former occupations have not been learned. 
    The first to be recognized of the six was the one who gave his name as Fitzgerald but who is none other than "Combination Kid" the popular "booky" with the Nat Riess Carnival company which played a weeks engagement at the Four County fair last fall Combination Kid was much in evidence during the races and many of the local sports followed his tips on the races more or less to their subsequent sorrow. He was formerly a "candy butcher" with the Seils-Floto shows and has followed the circus business for a number of years being known at one time as "Kid Glove Pete" the gentlemanly Shetland pony chariot driver with Lemon Brothers circus and later with Barnum and Bailey in the tour of Europe.
    Fitzgerald admitted to then police this morning that he was present at the holdup of B. G. Morehart, the Montollo fireman, and that he held the overcoats of two persons, "to him unknown," while the attack upon Morehart was made. He did this voluntarily when it was made known to him that two innocent men are already charged with the crime and are confined at the Montello Jail.
    Morehart arrived in Ogden this morning with Constable R. J.  Davidson of Montello, and as soon as he laid eyes on the men held here he recognized them as the ones who had attacked him. Morehart's face is badly discolored and he has a slight wound on the back of his left ear as well as a scratch on the cheek. His countenance appears as if it had been battered with a club although the victim states that he remembers but one blow. Martin, the man suspected of having assaulted him, inquired what Morehart remembered of the occurrence, and, when told, denied that any club or instrument other than a good hard fist had been used in the job.
   "Slim" Joseph would not admit any connection with the holdup, and it is thought now that Martin and another made the attack while Fitzgerald waited for them near the spot as a look out and to hold their overcoats.
    The men told Constable Davidson this morning that while he was searching them in the sandhouse, the watch which he was unable to find upon them was neatly concealed in the sand above his head
    "Slim" was evidently the banker of the gang as he pawned the watch in Ogden for $10 and had some $25 on his person when searched at the station.
    The officers suggested that the prisoners return Morehart his watch, whereupon "Slim" asked his companions If they had any money. They replied that they had none and "Slim" then stated that he would furnish the necessary $11 with which to redeem the watch and signed a check for that amount against the sum credited to a him upon the jail books.
    It now develops that the men not only stole the gloves and shoes while coming across the lake in a freight car, but also broke open several boxes of wine and candy with which they refreshed themselves until their arrival in Ogden.
    Affidavits will be signed by the men today which will probably result in the release of the suspects now held at Montello. Three of them also signified their willingness to plead guilty to burglary in the third degree.
   Detective Pender made a plain statement to them to the effect that if they desired to fight the case they were welcome to do so, giving them

to understand, however, that the charge would be in the second degree which might land them in the penitentiary for a long term. If they would plead guilty in the third degree, however, and thus save the state the expense of a trial, the opportunity would

be given them.

15 Mar 1909, Deseret Evening News, p. 3--


    Three of the men who were held at the police station with numerous charges of robbery, burglary and grand larceny standing against them, have been identified as the trio who figured in the robbery of B. G. Morehart, a Southern Pacific fireman at Montello recently. The men are Francis Joseph, George Fitzgerald and John Martin.
    Saturday afternoon, Morehart accompanied by Deputy Sheriff B. J. Davidson of Montello, arrived in Ogden and positively identified the trio. Martin and Fitzgerald have confessed their part in the crime, thus clearing two innocent men who are held in the Elko jail charged with the crime. Joseph denies having any part in the robbery, but the circumstances are against him.
    Fitzgerald admits he is none other than the "Combination Kid" who was with the Nat Reiss Carnival Company which visited Salt Lake and Ogden last fall during the fairs and races. Frank Williamson, Felix Weaver and the youngest of the gang, Harry Joseph, will be held and charged with the burglary of the Upp jewelry store in Ogden about a week ago. The first trio will be returned to Nevada to answer to the charges of highway robbery as well as robbing box cars on the Southern Pacific road.
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August 11, 1865
Logansport, IN, USA