Friday, September 18, 2009

Mary Ford Morrow, 1839-1924

A couple of months ago, I found this picture and obituary in the 1925 Itawamba County News and was absolutely thrilled. The find was especially pleasing since I had not been looking for it at all!

Mary Ford Morrow was the daughter of George Ford and Nancy Middleton, and the wife of John Morrow. She is my great-great-great grandmother. Interestingly, although I have a picture of Mary, I do not have one of her daughter Annalizer Morrow Davis, my Pa Davis's mother. I would dearly love to have a photograph of Annalizer and her husband, J. W. A. Davis.

The obituary below omits a son, William Andrew Morrow.

January 1, 1925

Mrs. Mary Morrow died at her home here Sunday night about midnight. Aunt Mary, as she was affectionately known to many of us, had been very feeble for several years before her death and for the past few weeks had been confined to her bed. She would have been 86 years of age on the 5th of this month.

She was the widow of Mr. John Morrow, who died here in 1900. They both had lived near Fulton since childhood. Mrs. Morrow was born in Tennessee but her family came to this county when she was a child.

She leaves no brothers or sisters, but is bereaved by the following: Mrs. Analizer Davis, Mrs. Minnie Roberts, and Mr. T. L. Morrow, who live near Fulton, Mr. Luke Morrow of Florida, and who had been with his mother for several days before her death, and Mrs. Maggie Dabbs and Charlie Morrow of Texas, who were unable to attend the funeral. Also she had one son, Mr. Tom Morrow, who is deceased.

She had been a faithful member of the Methodist church for many years. Her remains were laid away in the Maxcy church cemetery Monday morning by the host of relatives and friends who came to pay their sincere respects.

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