Surname: Morrow

Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In...

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Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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Biographical Sketch of Daniel Morrow

Daniel Morrow, a soldier of the war of 1812, married Fanny Hall, and settled in South Carolina, but afterward removed to Tennessee. Their children were John, Fanny, Sarah, and Elizabeth. John married Sarah Hail, and settled in Montgomery Co., Mo., in 1816. They had William, Bethel C., John H., David P., James A., Washington J., Lucinda, Elizabeth, and Sarah...

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Biographical Sketch of James Marion Morrow

Born July 1, 1860, in Knox County, Ohio, the fifth son of William J. Morrow, a prominent farmer and stock-raiser. James’ mother was a Miss Easter, of Scotch descent. James attended district school until fifteen years of age, when he went to Lincoln College, Jackson County, Missouri. After having remained three years at college, he began clerking in a drug store in Kansas. Following this business for eleven years at different places, he went to Iowa, and there remained some time, after which, in 1891, he moved to Muskogee, Indian Territory, and there began clerking for Sam Gavagan, the druggist. In March 1891, he removed to Tulsa and purchased the drug stock belonging to Dr. Bland, in which business he is now engaged. In October 1890, Mr. Morrow married Miss Dana Calhoun, daughter of Ross Calhoun, of Kansas, a prominent state politician and ex-mayor of Ness City, Kansas. Mrs. Morrow is a lady of refinement and education, much respected and admired. Mr. Morrow is five feet seven and a half inches in height and weighs 178 pounds. He is intellectual looking and gentlemanly in appearance and address. Mr. Morrow is a fine chemist and prescriptionist. His stock in trade is worth about $2,000, he has a good store building, and a nice town residence in Tulsa, Creek Nation. When Mr. Morrow came to town there was no drug store...

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Biography of John J. Morrow, M. D.

JOHN J. MORROW, M. D. Health is the most precious gift of nature, and how to retain it and how to regain it when lost are matters of vital moment. For this the physician’s services are often required, and it is therefore most necessary that he should be a man of intelligence, well-posted in his profession and conscientious and painstaking in his practice. These requirements are possessed by Dr. John J. Morrow, who is an exceptionally successful physician of Gassville, Baxter County, Arkansas He was born at McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, October 27, 1861, a son of D. G. and Mary J. (Kimberling) Morrow, the former of whom was also born in Warren County. His father, John Morrow, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and was in the battle of Horse Shoe Bend. He was married three times and some of the members of his family still reside in Warren County, Tennessee, one of whom held a responsible official position recently. When a young man D. G. Morrow crossed the plains (1848) with cattle to California and he returned home via the Isthmus of Panama. In 1852 he made another trip to California, and after his return East he stopped at Ozark, Missouri, where he sold goods for some time. Just prior to the opening of the Civil War he made a trip to his native State,...

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Biography of John O. Morrow

JOHN O. MORROW. Activity and business enterprise is in no direction more lucidly marked in any city than in the livery business. This calling is the pulse of a city’s enterprise and vim. The experience and brain work of capable business men are called into requisition in this line, and a city that is noted for its transient patronage as well as its busy home life is sure to give good profits to the liveryman. One of the most popular establishments of this kind is that owned by John O. Morrow, which was established in Harrison in 1889, and as he has all his life been a great admirer of that noble animal, the horse, he chose this calling out of true adaptability for it. He was born in Christian County, Missouri, near Ozark, October 28, 1856, John O. Morrow, son of N. B. and N. S. Morrow, who were among the early pioneers of that section. N. B. Morrow was killed at his home in Christian County; at about the close of the war by bushwhackers, having been a successful agriculturist throughout life and a resident of that county from 1832. He was also at one time engaged in merchandising in Ozark. The maternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, Samuel McDonald, was a pioneer of Christian County, became influential throughout southwest Missouri, and was a prosperous...

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Biography of Hon. Jackson L. Morrow

HON. JACKSON L. MORROW.- It is not so uncommon a thing in this land of a great future for a man to lay out a town or build a city; but there is, we believe, but one man in the state who may be called the maker of a county, and whose name is perpetuated in its designation: that man is Jackson L. Morrow, of Heppner, Oregon, whose sketch is here presented. This honor was worthily bestowed upon him at the instance and almost insistence of his neighbors, in recognition of his privations and labors in settling up the region, in building Heppner, and in securing the division of Morrow county from Umatilla. A region which was once regarded as inaccessible and desolate has now become, by the efforts of a driving body of men, beginning with Mr. Morrow and Mr. Heppner, a thriving and prosperous portion of Oregon. The population of the county is now six thousand, and of Heppner itself about one thousand, with a good outlook in the near future for five thousand. A branch line of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company brings the city within easy reach of all the markets, and taps a great grain and grazing belt. The first settler upon the townsite of the city was G.W. Standsbury. Morrow and Heppner came next; and together they set in operation the works...

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Biography of James Calvin Morrow

James Calvin Morrow. In the death of James Calvin Morrow, which occurred at Washington July 4, 1912, there passed away one of the men whose works and influence have been most conspicuous in the development of both the City and County of Washington. He was a pioneer in the best sense of the term, a hard worker, a good manager of men, a keen and resoureeful business man, and especially faithful and efficient in the performance of his civic responsibilities and his obligations to friends and family. It is only a matter of simple justice to refer to him as one of the most successful and influential men of affairs in Northern Kansas. As a banker and leader in political life he gained wealth and influence, but it is proper to emphasize the fact that to the end he remained an unassuming, kind and generous man, who possessed the esteem of all who knew him and the affection of his friends and close associates. His death occurred in his sixty-seventh year. He was born near the Town of Washington in Guernsey County, Ohio, April 3, 1846, a son of William and Elizabeth (Roberts) Morrow. He had personality and individual attributes of his own, but he also exemplified those sturdy and splendid qualities of an old and honorable American ancestry. Most of his forebears were farmers and as a family...

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Morrow, Jackson L. – Obituary

Jackson L. Morrow passed away at Salem on April 29,1984. He was born February 11, 1896 at Heppner son of James William and Katie Rea Morrow. On July 23, 1917 he was married to Irene Johnson at Portland. He was a WWI veteran, a life member of Harmony Lodge No. 12 AM & AM, a 50 year member of the American Legion. He moved from Joseph to Salem in 1977. Survivors include two sons, S.W. Morrow of Portland, and S.L. Morrow of Longview, Washington; a sister, Mrs. M.V. Sutherland of Salem. Funeral services and interment of remains will be held at the Prairie Creek Cemetery near Joseph at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 with American Legion Post 157 officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lung Association c/o Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May 31, 1984, page 15 Contributed by: Sue...

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James M. Morrow, Jr.

Sergt. 1st Class, F. A. C. O. T. S., 41st Battery; of Union County; son of J. M., Sr., and Caroline Morrow. Entered service August 4, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., from there to Kelly Field, Texas, then to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Dec. 24, 1917. Sergt., 1st Class, March 15, 1918. While at Kelly Field was Sergt. in 109th Aero Squadron; at St. Sam Houston was Sergt., 1st Class, in 817th Aero Squadron and worked in Air Service Dept., Headquarters Southern Department. Held same rank at Field Artillery Central Officers Training School at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. Mustered out at Camp Taylor, Ky., November 30,...

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Morrow, William McMillan – Obituary

June 14, William M., at 6335 N. Haight Ave., late of Los Angeles. Graveside services 2 PM Thursday at Scio, Or. Arrangements in care of The Killingsworth Ave. Funeral Home, formerly “Wilson-Chambers Mortuary,” 430 N. Killingsworth. The Oregonian, Jun 15, 1938 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Morrow, Vandeveer Perry – Obituary

Vandeveer Perry Morrow, one of the oldest of the Mason County pioneers, was found dead in bed, in his house at Shelton Pont, where he has been living alone for several years past [April 23, 1901]. His absence was not noticed until Thursday morning when neighbors went to the door and found that he had passed away some time previously. For several months past he has been in poor health but was able to be about as usual and work at light work. The remains were taken in charge by undertaker Willey, and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon. Deceased was born in Illinois in 1832 [September 25, 1831], and came west across the plains in 1852 to Oregon with Thos. Prather, the year following coming to Olympia. Shortly after he came to Mason County to work for Col. Simmons in the old mill at Mill Creek, long since rotted down. He was married to a daughter of Moses Kirkland, and has one son, William, living although his wife has been dead many years, and buried at the Oakland Cemetery, where he will also be laid to rest Friday afternoon. Perry Morrow took up a donation claim near Oakland, and was in the earlier years of Mason County, a very prominent figure in its history, holding county offices, and having considerable means, but he was unfortunate and never...

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Morrow, Herman Grinsel – Obituary

H. G. Morrow, one of the best known and most highly esteemed pioneers of the county, died suddenly near his home in Cowlitz Prairie about nine o’clock Wednesday forenoon [June 7, 1905]. Mr. Morrow had been sick for some time but had gotten better and was able to be about. Yesterday forenoon Mrs. Morrow and the other members of the family started to Toledo to attend the state Grange which is in session there. They had not been gone long when Mr. Morrow entered Henriott Brothers’ store on the Cowlitz and handed his watch and a walking stick to John Ackley, clerk in the store, instructing him to give the cane to John Laughran at Toledo, who had given it to him some years ago, and his watch to his wife, adding that he was going home to die. Ackley asked him to sit down but he insisted on going home. He had only gone a short ways, however, when he fell and expired in a few minutes. We have not learned what arrangements have been made for the funeral. [Interment in St. Francis Xavier Mission] Contributed by: Shelli...

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