Monday, September 21, 2009

Tobe Lee Morrow

Tobe Morrow was a brother to Annaliza Morrow Davis, my great-great grandmother. Their parents were John and Mary Ford Morrow, and their siblings were Maggie, Will, Charlie, Luke, Minnie and Tom.

Tobe was married to Della Umfress, believed to be the daughter of Ben Umfress, and they lived south of Fulton in 1910 on the "Fulton-Amory Road" also known as Highway 25 today.

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Fulton-Amory Road
Tobe L. Morrow 32 MS AL TN farmer, married 5 years
Della 25 MS MS MS 2 children, 1 living
Bernice 3 MS dau

1920 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Beat 5
Tobe L. Marrow 42 MS MS TN farmer
Dessie M. 5 MS daughter
Della 35 MS MS MS wife
Daisy 1 MS

Itawamba County News
June 18, 1914
Tilden News
Mrs. Tobe Morrow and family were the guest of Mr. B. F. Umfress and family Saturday and Sunday.

Itawamba County News
Jan. 3, 1924
Mr. Tobe Morrow and family have recently moved to his father’s old home, and Mr. Jas. Davis and family moved to the home that was occupied by Mr. Morrow.

Below is Tobe's obituary, as found abstracted on the Itawamba genforum website. His Texas death certificate was found online at, and it indicated that Tobe died of "terminal pneumonia." The certificate showed that he had been in Texas for a couple of months although his usual residence was Fulton, Miss.

Tobe Morrow, 75, died Aug. 8, 1951 at the Hall DeFleming Hospital in Kaufman, Texas while visiting his daughter, Mrs. M.E. Greenslade of Kaufman and his son, John Lee Morrow of Ft. Worth.

Services were at the Fulton Baptist Church with burial in the Union Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Rodney Richardson of Fulton, and Mrs. Milton Greenslade of Texas; one son, John Lee Morrow of Ft. Worth; one brother, Charlie Morrow of Texas and one sister, Mrs. Stark Roberts of Amory; eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were nephews: Clearace, Arlie, J.B., Oren, Gene and Walter Morrow.

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