MORROW, John 1853-1926
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/28/2015 at 15:17:33
John Morrow, Grundy Pioneer, Answers Last Call
Dies At Home In Conrad Monday Morning From Hardening Of Arteries
Lived in County 60 Years
Was One of the Earliest Settlers of Southwest Grundy County
John Morrow died at his home at Conrad Monday afternoon. Death was the result of hardening of the arteries. For several months past his health declined quite rapidly. About a month ago he was at Iowa City for a thorough examination and there was advised of his serious condition.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Conrad and the church seating capacity was not large enough to accommodate the friends who came to pay their last respects to a neighbor and friend covering a long period of years.
Mr. Morrow, though not an old man, was one of Grundy county's pioneers. He was born in Carroll county seventy years ago. When a boy of about ten he came to this county and with the exception of a short time that he was engaged in the lumber business with A. F. Willoughby at Everly, he made his home continuously in this county.
Mr. Morrow was one of the earliest residents of Conrad and that town absorbed nearly all of his business career. He was at one time a mill owner, later was engaged in the lumber business and following that he was for many years associated actively in the management of the Conrad State Bank.
Mr. Morrow retired from business about ten years ago. He never married. He and his only surviving sister, Mary, made their home together for many years.
Mr. Morrow's many friends in and around Conrad and in other parts of the county will hear with sincere regret his early and sudden passing from a life which leaves a clear and shining record behind it.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 February 1926, pg 1
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