Morrow, Herman Grinsel – Obituary

H. G. Morrow, one of the best known and most highly esteemed pioneers of the county, died suddenly near his home in Cowlitz Prairie about nine o’clock Wednesday forenoon [June 7, 1905]. Mr. Morrow had been sick for some time but had gotten better and was able to be about. Yesterday forenoon Mrs. Morrow and the other members of the family started to Toledo to attend the state Grange which is in session there. They had not been gone long when Mr. Morrow entered Henriott Brothers’ store on the Cowlitz and handed his watch and a walking stick to John Ackley, clerk in the store, instructing him to give the cane to John Laughran at Toledo, who had given it to him some years ago, and his watch to his wife, adding that he was going home to die. Ackley asked him to sit down but he insisted on going home. He had only gone a short ways, however, when he fell and expired in a few minutes. We have not learned what arrangements have been made for the funeral. [Interment in St. Francis Xavier Mission]

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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