NameSamuel Oscar MORROW
Birth24 Oct 1854, Ozark, Greene, MO [1]
Death13 Aug 1934, Carthage, Jasper, MO [442]
Burial14 Aug 1934, Park Cem, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO [442]
OccupationOwner, Morrow Mill
EducationUniv of Missouri/Columbia
ReligionMethodist
FatherNapoleon Bonaparte MORROW (1825-~1865)
MotherNancy L. McDANIEL (1830-1917)
Marriage11 Nov 1880, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO [13], [256], [271]
SpouseIda Ella WOODMANSEE
Birth27 Jul 1856, New Lexington, Highland, OH [1], [13]
Death29 Aug 1946, Carthage, Jasper, MO [1]
Burial31 Aug 1946, Park Cem, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
FatherDavid Samuel WOODMANSEE Jr. (1820-1886)
MotherNancy SHOCKLEY (1822-1909)
Children
1 MHomer Eugene Morrow
Birth18 Aug 1881, Carthage, Jasper, MO [1], [457]
Death14 Feb 1963
BurialGirard, Kansas
SpouseGrace Louise
2 MSamuel Roy “Pete” MORROW Sr.
Birth27 Jul 1886, Carthage, Jasper, MO [1]
Death18 May 1968, Carthage, Jasper, MO [1]
BurialPark Cemetary
SpouseAmelia Beatrice MONNIG
Marriage20 Dec 1917, Jefferson City, Cole, MO [1], [271]
3 MWilliam Thomas Morrow
Birth9 Sep 1889, Carthage, Jasper, MO [1]
Death9 Aug 1968, Carthage, Jasper, MO [1]
BurialCarthage, Jasper, MO
SpouseElla Sinclair
Marriage14 Apr 1921, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO [271]
Notes for Samuel Oscar MORROW
Obituary indicates he went to University of Missouri at Columbia, and then came to Carthage to work for his uncle McDaniel (obit says John, but it was Francis). After his marriage he worked for about 3 years in Springfield at a mercantile store in which he had an interest. When he returned to Carthage, he bought into the mill. Over the years, he bought out his partners until he ran the business, then known as Morrow Mill.

Moco Feeds and Morrow Lumber were also established by S.O. and later inherited by his sons S.R. and W.T. respectively.

From a Carthage Press article on the mill: Morrow Mill was established by Washington Woodrum in 1848, erected a mill on his grant of land by the Spring River. S.O. lived in Springfield and worked in a dry goods store before taking an interest in the mill. [Father lived in Ozark, was wounded by bushwackers in the Civil War]. S.R. came in in 1920, acquiring his father's interest and that of Richard Taft. Mill was reconstructed in 1929. When the depression hit, workers were kept on payroll and did jobs around the mill.

In 1909, he had a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals, S.O. Morrow v. Missouri Pacific Railway, 140 Mo. App. 200. In a fact pattern law students everywhere should recognize as recalling Hadley v. Baxendale, his mill sent out several mill rolls to Leavenworth via the Missouri Pacific Railway. The railway knew it was a rush order and that the mill would be closed until the rolls were returned. The railway lost and delayed the rolls for an extra eleven days. The court affirmed that damages from the closed mill were recoverable, but denied a judgment because the mill failed to present any account books showing their profits before or after the incident.
Census notes for Samuel Oscar MORROW
1900 Jasper Co, MO: Saml O. oct 1850 MO, par b. TN/VA; Ida E. Jul 1856 OH, par b. Eng/VA; m. 19 yrs, 3 living kids; Homer E. Aug 1881 MO; S. Roy Jul 1886 MO; Wm. T. Sep 1889 MO; Cora Humble Apr 1876 MO (819 Clinton, Carthage, p. 111, ED 61, sht 9, 6/14/1900)
Notes for Ida Ella WOODMANSEE
Listed as a schoolteacher in the 1880 census.
Obituary notes for Ida Ella WOODMANSEE
Death of Mrs. S.O. Morrow - Prominent Pioneer Woman Succumbs at 90
Funderal Services for Mother of Milling and Lumber Firm Heads will be Tomorrow

Carthage (MO) Press, Aug, 30, 1946

Mrs. Ida Ella Morrow, 90, widow of S. O. Morrow, Carthage lumber and milling company owner for many years, passed away at 9:25 o'clock last night at her home, 1002 Howard street.

Since suffering a fractured hip in a fall in her home July 5, 1945, Mrs. MMorrow had been a semi-invalid. Several weeks ago her condition became serious and during that time she had been confined to her bed.

A native of New Lexington, Ohio, where she was born July 27, 1856, Mrs. Morrow's parents, David and Nancy Woodmansee, came to Carthage when she was 16 years old. She attended the schools here and taught for a short time in Jasper county schools.

On November 11, 1880, she was married to Samuel O. Morrow and for a time they made their home in Springfield. Upon their return to Carthage, Mr. Morrow entered the milling business and later became a lumberman. He was head of both the Morrow Milling company and the Morrow Lumber company at the time of his death, August 13, 1934. His three sons now own and operate the two enterprises.

Mrs. Morrow long had been a member of the First Methodist church and until recent years had taken a prominent part in its organizations, including the Woman's Society of Christian Service and the Women's Bible class. For a number of years she was head of the home department of the church.

She was also a member of the S.S. club and of Scholae Amicae, the latter society composed of early-day classmates in the Carthage high school.

Mrs. Morrow observed her 90th birthday last July 27 at a dinner party given in her honor at the home of a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Morrow, on Grand avenue. Her three sons and their families were present. Her only brother, Judge D.D. Woodmansee, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was here for a recent visit with Mrs. Morrow. he left Tuesday to return to his home.

Surviving her are the three sons, S. R. Morrow and Homer Morrow of the Morrow Milling company, and W. T. Morrow of the Morrow Lumber company; the brother Judge Woodmansee; four grandchildren, Samuel R., jr., Joseph M., Thomas H., and William T., jr., all of Carthage, and several nieces and nephews, all of whom live in the east with the exception of Oscar Harrison, who for a number of years has made his home with Mrs. Morrow.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Knell service home. The Rev. R. H. Bodine, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the Rev. Dr. W. G. Clinton will be in charge. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.

[Copied from microfilm at Carthage Public Library 12/29/03; transcribed 1/3/04]
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