Morton Spooner, a former resident of East Aurora, died on Saturday, November 27. He was 97.
Mr. Spooner grew up on an 80-acre dairy farm, outside of Eau Claire, Wis., and was the youngest of a family of six children. On the day of his birth, his father hitched the horse to a sleigh and took his mother seven miles to the hospital.
Mr. Spooner attended a rural two-room school one mile from the far...
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