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MORROW, Mary Jane 18501940


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/12/2013 at 10:14:04

Miss Mary Morrow, Resident of Conrad For 71 Years, Dies

Mary Jane Morrow, a pioneer citizen of Conrad, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 15, 1940, at the age of 90 years and two days.

She was the eldest of a family of seven children, most of whom lived in and about Conrad. Her father, John Morrow, Sr., was born in Dougal County, near Lifford and Londonderry, Ireland. Her mother, Anne Noblett, was born in the town of Gorey, Wexford, Ireland.

They both migrated to Canada where they met and were united in marriage. Four of their children were born in Canada, Mary, William, James and John, all of whom came to the United States with their parents in May 1856, settling near Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois, where a sister, the late Mrs. Emma Conrad was born.

Mary was born in Canada on September 13, 1850, probably at Kemptville, Greenville County, Ontario. She came to Iowa with her parents in 1867 at the age of 17, and lived with them on a farm near Grundy Center, Iowa. In the spring of 1869 she moved with her family to the vicinity of Conrad. The first Morrow home in this vicinity was on the Borton farm, a short distance south of Conrad. In 1857 William and James bought the quarter section two miles north and one-half mile east, on which farm was built the Clay No. 4 school house. In 1862 Mary moved with her parents to the east eighty of this farm which had been purchased in the meantime by John Morrow, Jr. In 1895 her mother was called in death and in the spring of 1896, Mary and her father moved into Conrad where she has lived continuously until her death. For 71 years she has been a citizen of the Conrad vicinity, during which time she has seen the surrounding country transformed from a prairie to the well developed farming community that it now is. Throughout these years, Aunt Mary, as she was commonly called, lived a quiet and unassuming life. She was faithful and loyal to her parents (Continued on page 4) (MISSING)

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.


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