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Old 02-19-2009, 02:03 PM
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Hello all, we moved from Lombard to KC to Des Moines and never looked back. I AM Mark Morton....boo! I wish I was a Morton of Morton Salt fame, but I am not or as far as I know. If someone knows how I can track and therefore inherit from the Morton Salt fortune, it would save me a life time of pursuing a means which has no end.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:25 PM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Genealogy is a wonderful hobby. The number of places where you might discover a lost ancnestor is amazing. All you need to begin is a mom and dad.

Last edited by linicx; 10-10-2010 at 12:12 AM..
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:06 PM
Location: Rockford
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Anyone have any photo's?
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:42 PM
Location: McKinney, TX
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I just wanted to give everyone here who might be interested to know that from what I understand, the columns from the Morton Mansion wound up here in McKinney, Texas. Developer Jeff Blackard learned they were for sale and had them brought here to grace the front of his new restaurant in the Croatian village he is building in our city 30 miles north of Dallas. You can see a film about Samson's (the restaurant) and see the columns in their new home by going to this link and clicking on "Samson's" - Adriatica (http://www.adriaticamckinney.com/media.asp - broken link)#

Enjoy! And we're happy to have the columns here in a place of honor. - BAS
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Location: Rockford
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Thats Pretty cool but what even cooler is that they took the whole section not just the pillers, but the whole entryway.
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:29 PM
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I know its an old post. My house just about abutts the property. I'd love to hear anything about it. I met VanKampen, usually when we returned his dog which came to my house and when he bought Girl Scout cookies from my daughters. He passed away several yrs ago in Michigan. Just don't ask my opinion about the huge church.
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:14 PM
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I know that the Morton family fortune was used to found the Morton Arboretum.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:31 AM
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Perhaps someone could help. There was a mansion in Wheaton On Carrol Gate Road that was torn down in the Mid-90's. It was huge, had a maids quarters by it, basement that had a huge wine vault in the basement, secret passages under the house, an elevator up to the 2nd floor. People would move in but only stay a short time. In the end it was torn down, but I can't find anything on it, nor who the original owner was. From mostly rumor it was supposedly a relative of Lincoln who was in real estate.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:02 PM
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I know and loved Morton Manor as probably no one alive today does. I lived and worked there as the estate manager for it's last 10+ years. I moved away even as they were taking it apart. It was heart breaking. I have many stories about that place and many many pictures. you can contact me at rkmountain7@yahoo.com.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:56 PM
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I actually worked for a really good man who knew the young woman who took care of the Manor's animals before the place went really downhill. He must of had very fond memories of the place because he had a beautiful photograph that he took of the Manor hanging in his office. He may have more photos and information about the place, I don't know. I no longer work for him but if you are that passionate about the Manor as you seem to be, maybe you can contact him through his business e-mail. My former employer is a private person, but he may enjoy sharing what he knows about this once majestic place. E-mail Andy at Welcome to BankMark, Inc. Online - The first independent manufacturer of replacement carriers for motor banks, hospitals and other pneumatic systems..
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