Colonel John C. Morrow, son Francis Alva Morrow and Hattie (McKenzie) Morrow, son Columbus B. Morrow, daughter Belle and her husband Benjamin F. Leed
Francis cash-claimed a quarter in 12, 6N 48W in 1891.
Francis also has a BLM record of filing for a timber claim in 5N 46W, but it wasn't completed.
|Ninety-Second Ohio Volunteer infantry, 949 men, N. H. Van Vorhes
colonel, organized at Marietta, Washington county, August-September,
1862; made two expeditions into Western Virginia before mustered in or
uniformed; mustered October 1, 1862, ordered to the Kanawha valley
October 7, serving the year out in Lightburn's Kanawha Division; January
7, 1863, ordered to Nashville, Tennessee; served in Tennessee and
Georgia in 1863; February 22, 1864, entered upon the Georgia campaigns,
assigned to First Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps;
crossed into South Carolina in February, 1865, and marched through that
State and North Carolina; through Richmond to Washington in May, 1865,
and there reviewed; mustered out at Washington, June 10, 1865, 488 men,
Lieutenant Colonel John C. Morrow commanding.
From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty
In 1870 Bureau County, Illinois, John Morrow is 49, Margret 38, C.B. 19, John 14, Ohio, Alva 10 ( Francis Alva) , Mary 17, Anna 5, Belle 3, and Henry six months.
John Morrow in 1880 Hamilton County, Nebraska, 58, born in Pennsylvania, married to Margaret, 50, Ohio. Son Francis A. Morrow is 21, born in Ohio, Mary J. 17, Ohio, Henry L. 10 Illinois, Laura O. 8, Illinois, Bell 13 Illinois, Ann E. 15 Ohio, and son John M 24, Ohio.
Oregon records have Ethel Belle Morrow, born July 27, 1887 at Bryant Colorado to Francis Alva Morrow and Hattie McKenzie.
They also have Edna Mae Morrow Rudig, born Sep 12, 1888 at Bryant, Colorado to Francis Alva Morrow and Hattie McKenzie.
The History of Colorado mentions John Morrow as an early settler of Yuma, but the family was actually halfway between Yuma and Holyoke - twenty-five miles to either town.
Located about 30 miles northeast of Yuma on the old Eckley-Julesburg trail, Weld City was established before 1887 by R.W. Wilson and John Morrow. It never had a post office and the townsite was abandoned before 1900.
John Morrow cash-claimed a quarter in 5, 5N 46W in 1890 - that's only a dozen miles away, in Yuma County. Also in 1890, he cash-claimed a quarter in Phillips County 7N 47W, section 31.
Phillips County was newly formed - out of Logan County - and on September 2, 1890 the county commissioners allowed a claim of John Morrow "caring for pauper $1.50."
1888 Holyoke "Col. Morrow, of this county, was nominated Tuesday at Sterling for democratic for representative and Mr. Hammit, of Weld County, an old 'fossilized' greenbacker-prohibitionist-union-labor-mugwump-democrat-or-anything-for-office-man, for state senator. They both will be slaughtered in November."
1888 Holyoke "Albert Turney of Washington County was in town yesterday. He says Col. Morrow will not get six votes in his precinct."
March 1889 "Col. Morrow, of the south country, has moved his family to Washington Territory. The Colonel will go to the new state probably to enter politics again. The climate of Logan County was too light for him."
Col. John C. Morrow is in the 1890 Veterans Schedule in King County, Washington.
John died August 21, 1895 in Houghton, King County, Washington, a retired farmer.
In 1900 King County, Washington, Margaret Morrow, born Jun 1829 in Ohio, is widowed. She's had 8 kids, 7 living.
Henry L Nov 1871 Illinois, then Francis A.'s family - he was born Feb 1859 in Ohio, Hattie Dec 1867 in Illinois, and they've been married 13 years. Ethel July 1887, Edna Sept 1888, and Muriel Feb 1890 were all born in Colorado, and daughter Frances Mar 1898 in Washington.
Margaret Morrow died in King County April 11, 1907 - age 77, born in Ohio, retired, maiden name Lee.
Named in 1905 as defendants in a property dispute were Margaret Morrow,
Clarissa Powell, Kate Morrow, John Kenneth Morrow, a minor, P. Alva Morrow, Mary Girdsall, Anna White, Bell Leed, Henry L. Morrow, Ollie Griffin, formerly Ollie
-Cruikshank, Lucia L. Long, formerly Lucia L. Morrow, Effla Morrow, a
minor, F.A. Morrow as administrator of the estate of John C. Morrow, deceased,
If Columbus had been alive, they probably would have mentioned him. Mont is mentioned in the next paragraph.
In 1910 Wasco County, Oregon, Francis and Hattie have Muriel, Frances, and have added Lloyd H. 9, Herbert 7, and Verda 5, all three born in Washington.
In 1920 Wasco County they have only Lloyd, Herbert, and Verda.
In 1940 Clackamas County, Oregon, Francis is 81, Hattie 73, and they're listed right after Verda Haydon and her husband Sheldon and daughter Junia M. nine months.
Francis 1859-1954 and Hattie 1866-1957 are buried in Tygh Valley, Oregon.
It is especially fitting that in a volume giving the history of the men of Seattle and vicinity that some mention should be made of one who was the city's chief executive following that trying crisis of 1889, which will always remain as one of the most memorable events in the early history of the city. And after the devastating fire of that year Mayor White was the leader in the work of rebuilding and carrying out improvements on a larger scale so as to give opportunity for the unhindered and phenomenal growth which has followed since that time.
Mr. White was born on a farm near Columbus Junction, Iowa, January 5. 1859, being the son of Robert A. and Hannah E. White. His early education was confined to the country schools with the exception of one term at
the Eastern Iowa Normal School. He had become pretty thoroughly grounded in business matters when he came to Seattle in 1887, and he at once began buying, improving and selling real estate. He also engaged in the
sale and development of mining property, principally in Alaska ; he is still connected with some large mining enterprises in Alaska and is promoting some oil lands there. The purchases are made through Mr. White's Seattle office, but the disposition of the property is usually effected through his London connections.
On December 31, 1895, Mr. White was married at Harvard, Nebraska, to Miss Anna Morrow, daughter of Colonel John C. Morrow. They have no children. In 1889 Mr. White was elected one of the eight city councilmen of Seattle, and while in this office took an active part in advocating municipal ownership of the water works and other public utilities. At the following mayorality election city ownership became the chief issue, and as its advocate and on the Republican ticket Mr. White made the race and was elected; at the expiration of the first term he was re-elected for two years.
His first two years in office covered the period of rehabilitation of the greater part of the business district of the city from the effects of the great fire, and it was here that his broad views in regard to the future welfare of the city
proved of lasting benefit. As a result of his leadership the streets were all widened and regraded, Railroad avenue was planked and put in a passable condition, and the railroads removed from the streets and avenues to Railroad avenue. At that time the administration of the city was conducted under the old territorial charter, but by the time of his re-election to the mayorality the new charter had been secured and adopted, and under this more modern document the city was enabled to buy the water works and inaugurate the present system of water works. And among other extensive reforms and innovations brought about while he was chief executive were the organization of the fire department, the police department, the present system of laying out the parks, and the establishment of the public library.
It is thus clear that Mr. White has not only been successful in his own business, but by his public-spirited endeavor has helped make the great metropolis of Puget Sound what it is, and may deservedly be given a place among the
Anna is in Los Angeles in 1900, born Aug 1864 in Ohio, married to Harry White, a mining promoter 41 born in Iowa.
Oliver Orlando Rudig's first wife died in 1915, and he married Edna Mae in 1918 in Clatsop County, Oregon.Edna 31 and Oliver 41 Rudig are in Clackamas County, Oregon in 1920 - he works at an office supply store. Then in Portland Oregon, where he works at a printing/stationery shop in 1931.
He registered for WWII in Clackamas County, with a mailing address of Portland, and was working for the printing company in Portland.
In 1955 they're in Astoria, Oregon, where he's a secretary for the BPOE, and they live at 111 4th Avenue.
Oliver died April 4, 1972 in Clatsop County. Edna Mae Rudig died in Tampa, Florida October 2, 1999, age 91.
In 1870 Jefferson County, Ohio, James F. Johnson is 48, Margaret 50, with Harriet 19 and Bell 16. James is a wool merchant, Harriet a school teacher. James F. Johnson 1823-1910 and Margaret 1819-1891 are buried in Steubenville, Jefferson County. 76656276
June 18, 1872, in Jefferson County, Ohio, C.B. Morrow married Hattie Johnston
Columbus R. and Hattie O. Morrow, both 29 born in Ohio, are also in Hamilton County, Nebraska in 1880, with son Mont B. 6, born in Illinois.
When the Harvard, Nebraska K. of P. Lodge was organized July 9, 1887, C. B. Morrow was an officer.
In 1890 Columbus B. Morrow cash-claimed a quarter in section 1, 6N 48W.
Pierce County, Washington has a record of an Effie Coretta Ludwick dying August 28, 1908 age 19 years 3 months 14 days, father "Columbur" B. Morrow, mother Lucia L. Scott.
In 1900 Pierce County Lucia L. born April 1864 in Canada, is married to Charles A. Long June 1846 Pennsylvania.-"Son" John A. Semmelbaack Jan 1882 in Canada, daughter Nellie A. Oct 1885 Germany, daughter Effie L. Morrow May 1889 Colorado
|Orting Soldiers' Home, Pierce County
LONG, Charles Adelbert: Came
to Orting in 1889. Proprietor of the New England Hotel. He had married
Sarah (Payne) at Kankakee County, Illinois in 1872. After Sarah's death,
he married Mrs. Lucia (Scott) Morrow. Their children are listed as Effie
(married Ludwick) and John Semmelhaack.
Mont Belle Morrow registered in Tacoma, born at Princeton, Illinois March 2, 1874, running a coal mine, supporting his wife and mother.
In 1922 Eva DeLong Morrow was a passenger arriving in San Francisco, born in Illinois July 25, 1879.
In 1920 Jefferson County, Ohio, Hattie Morrow is 69, widowed, living with her sister Jennie and William E. McElroy.
He applied in 1927 for naturalization, saying he was born in Illinois, was married to Eveade Lora, born in Illinois, . He said he was a consulting engineer and had been in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. She might be the Eva Z. Jewell in 1880 Danville, Illinois, 1, with William R. 42 and Donzella 27, Grace 14, Wm. R. 10, Frank M. 8. George G. 3 and Benson W. eight months.
Hattie Morrow, age 78, born in Ohio, died Dec 14, 1928 at the Kankakee, Illinois state hospital, buried in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. The stone says "Hattie Johnson Morrow - 1850-1928"
In 1929 Mont applied for work with the Northern Pacific, and said his relative was Anna White, aunt, living in Los Angeles. His wife was Eva De Lora Morrow.
In 1932 De Lora Morrow, born in Danville, Illinois July 25, 1879, arrived in Seattle on the President Jefferson from Hong Kong.
In 1936 he applied for a patent "My invention relates to locomotive whistles, and particularly to means for effecting the automatic sounding of such a whistle in a predetermined fashion, to give a recognized signal following initiation of such action by the engineman and without further attention on the part of the engineman after the operation has been initiated."
In 1940 Mont 66 and Nora 53, Iowa, are in Missoula Montana. He's an engineer for a railroad.
Eva D. Morrow is in Grays Harbor County, Washington, divorced, and in 1935 was living in Honolulu. She died August 12, 1954 in Montesano, Grays Harbor County, father Rufus Lawwill, mother Lucy A. Cooper.
Lucy A. Cooper married Rufus Lawwell in Vermilion County Illinois June 7, 1875. In 1880 Vermilion County Rufus is 27, Lucy 21, with Adniram, 3, and Leona ten months. Adniram Llewellyn Lawwill is buried in Grays Harbor, dying in 1993.
Missoula, April 7 1945--After service of 50 years, Mont B. Morrow has just retired from the Northern Pacific system here. He had been supervisor of fuel between Missoula and Forsyth of recent years. He is to devote his time to management of his property here.
Mont died April 17, 1964 in Missoula County.
the most photographed views in the Rockies,
The Three Sisters are probably recognized by more people
driving along the Trans-Canada Highway than any of the other
mountains in Alberta. They are also the peaks most associated
with the community of Canmore, which has evolved from a railway
siding and coal mining town to its current status as a thriving
tourist related community.
Middle Sister is the peak in the centre of the group.
Mr. M.B. Morrow was the general manager of the Canmore Coal Co. from 1914 to 1926. As a member of the Alpine Club, he is recorded as the first person to climb the Second or Middle Sister above Canmore. Following his departure from Canmore, he evidently resided in Montana. A couple of his friends carried out his last wish which was that his ashes be taken to the top of the Second Sister. Following his death his friends had a stainless steel box made. His ashes were sealed in the bottom portion. On the top of the lid was engraved the following:
I hope you enjoyed your hike up here as much as I did.
Signed: M.B. Morrow”
Inside was the following engraving: “The lower section of this box contains the ashes of Mont. B. Morrow (born March 2, 1874 in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.A. - died April 17, 1964 in Missoula, Montana, U.S.A.). He was the operating officer of the Canmore Coal Mines from 1914 to 1926. On August 12, 1921, he became the first person recorded to climb the middle peak of the Three Sisters.”
Mr. Morrow was a Life Member of the Alpine Club of Canada and he loved the mountains. His ashes were carried up by two friends.
I climbed the 2nd Sister in 1997 and noticed that the lid was missing and thus all the engraving. I suspect that the hinges were not stainless steel and had rusted away.
-Marty Dewis -22 February, 2000
Benjamin F. Leed cash-claimed a quarter in 19, 2N 47W in 1891 - that's Yuma County, near the town of Yuma.
In 1906 that land was to be sold for a mortgage payment default.
In 1900 King County, Washington, Belle, born May 1867 in Illinois, is married to B.F. Leed, born Oct 1860 in Pennsylvania. They have Lauron, son born Feb 1890 in Colorado, Harold J. Mar 1892 and Mamie M. Dec 1895, both Washington.
Maybe she's the Belle Leeds, born 1867, dying March 23, 1910 in Los Angeles, is the same one.
Lauron Benjamin Leed registered in Houghton, Washington, born Feb 8, 1890 in Yuma Colorado, single, a master mariner on inland vessels in Seattle. Lauron B. Leed married MaVelle H. Hoene in King County January 14, 1926 , with H.J. Leed as a witness.
He died January 2, 1929 in Seattle at age 38.
Harold John Leed, born March 9, 1892 in Houghton Washington, registered in Seattle, an assistant store-keeper at the King Street Ry Station, single.
He died in 1976 and his wife Berna G. 1901-1971 are buried at Willamette National, Portland 36300136 - SFC U.S. Army, World War I
Marie Leed was born Dec 5, 1895 in Houghton, and in 1910 is in Los Angeles with aunt Anna White and Harry.
In 1930 King County, Benj F. Leed is widowed - he's a purser on a lake ferry. Brother-in-law Robert L. Druce30, born in Michigan, is living with him, no occupation.
He's in Houghton in 1940, and the census is really confusing. Ben is 79, still saying he's a purser, with daughter Marie Krischano, 44, born in Washington, then three Carmean kids. Leed 18 Colorado, Joan 15 Nebraska, and Sandra 12, Nebraska.
|Sailor=H. Leed "Pinky" Carmean
by daughter Lesa Carmean Lesac@mac.com
Today (2/17/02) would have been my dad's 80th birthday. He passed away 1/20/01, in Forest Grove, OR. I am writing this as a tribute to him, Heman Leed Carmean, known by his friends and shipmates as "Pinky".
Leed began his career 7/42 as a US Merchant Marine, serving until 12/42 when he resigned, as the merchant ship on which he served was heading to Russiaand, he didn't want to go there. "I knew what that was going to be like."
Dad was a smart guy, with an IQ of 165. Not wanting to be drafted, he decided to join the Navy, figuring that by serving in that branch of the military, he had the least chance of getting killed in the war!
Leed already had a civilian pilot's license, so initially, he pursued military pilot training. He spent 1/43-4/43 at the US Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. From 4/43-7/43, he attended USNATTC (Aviation Ordnance
School) in Norman, Oaklahoma in preparation for the USN Air Corps. Leed also served there as an AOM3/c instructor from 7/43-3/44.
Although now qualified as a Navy pilot, back in the states word had spread among the trainees how many Navy pilots were being killed in action. Dad decided to pursue officer's training.
From 3/44-10/44, he was in the Navy V-12 Program at Central College in Fayete, Missouri. During 11/44, he was in Pre-Midshipman School in Asbury Park, N.J. From 12/44-3/45 he attended Midshipman School at Abott Hall, in
Chicago, Ill. And, in 3/45 he was commissioned Ensign, USNR in Chicago, Ill.
During officer's training, Leed learned that the Navy was in need of bomb disposal experts. This job required high intelligence, steady nerves, and almost continual training, as bombs and fuses were constantly being
re-designed! The bombs were highly unstable and the fuses were tricky.
So Leed and several buddies decided to pursue this route, in hopes the war would be over by the time they got out of training. With his high intelligence, Leed was admitted into the bomb disposal training program, which kept him in the states and occupied throughout the war. From 4/45-5/46 he was at the USN Bomb Disposal School in Washington, D.C.
His classmates were a great bunch of guys, and up to hijinks constantly. Leed was sharp as a tack and a real prankster. To his credit, his strategy for surviving WWII by meeting the Navy's continuous demand for the latest
training in bombs and fuses worked.
Finally, during operation Magic Carpet, from 7/45-5/46, his time to serve arrived. Leed served onboard the USS Bunker Hill in the Pacific as Bomb Disposal Office Division Officer, and Jr. Division Officer J.O.D, O.D..
Since the Captain didn't know where to station this one-of-a-kind expert, Leed was asked where he wanted to be stationed. Leed decided to position himself on the bridge where he had a good view of the decks and got to be in
on the navigation of the ship. Occasionally upon landing, a bomb would fall off a plane onto the deck, and it was Leed's job to dispose of it.
Since this happened rarely, the Captain figured Leed didn't have enough to do, so he was also appointed Chief Mess Officer.
In this capacity, Leed's duty was to staff the mess and keep the food coming constantly! It was a huge undertaking to feed the thousands of soldiers being picked up off the Pacific Islands after the war. As they came onboard the Bunker Hill, it was Leed's duty to personally recruit volunteers to help in the mess, preparing meals for the men and washing up. A tough thing to ask of guys who'd just survived fighting the Japanese.
The soldiers were "in pretty bad shape." The ones who weren't injured were dirty, hungry, and exhausted. But in exchange for serving in the mess, Leed promised that the men who volunteered would get to take hot showers, which
sounded pretty darned good to the men. They also got to eat their meals first.
Leed said there were so many soldiers onboard the USS Bunker Hill during operation Magic Carpet, that the food line was a continuous circle around the deck and it went around all day long. The men, who slept wherever there was
space, woke up and got right in the food line. They ate breakfast in line, and stayed in line for lunch, ate their lunch in line, and stayed in line again for dinner.
Although Leed was entitled to eat with the officers in the Officer's Mess, he said he often preferred to eat with the enlisted men. Because, for some reason, the officers had canned pears for dessert every single day! The
enlisted men had more varied dessert fare. He said he got "so damned tired of canned pears!"
My dad loved the his days in the Navy. They were the best days of his life. Dad went on to become an architect following his service, working on such futuristic projects as the Seattle Space Needle. Leed enlisted in the
Reserves and was promoted to Captain.
God Bless him and all those wonderful guys! They were the "Great Generation" and we owe them a debt of gratitude. There'll never be another batch of men as great as the guys who served in World War 11. My Dad was a one-of-a-kind
original, and I miss him, his genius, and his sense of humor so much.
H. Leed Carmean died Jan. 20, 2001, at age 78. Private services have
In 1949 when Leed married Carolyn Wright, his parents were Mrs. Marie Krishano of Seattle and H.M. Carmean of Chadron, Nebraska.
Benjamin Franklin Leed, age 82, died Jun 26, 1941 in Kirkland, King County, spouse Belle Leed.
Chadron Normal had a football team the first year the school was open. In front, from left, are Lester (Doc) Gibson and Harold Haas. In second row are Heaman Carmean, Guy (Chic) Coffe, Kenneth Naylor, Walter (Todd) Bowman, Kenneth Scovel, Paul Akert and Clece Childers. In the back are Vivian Lundmark, Lavergne Irwin, Throm, Edwin Hennessy, Allan Fisher and Coach Charles White. Records indicate the team won two games and lost one.
Bidgood, Joan Carmean 88 Dec. 02, 1924 Sept. 30, 2013 Joan Carmean Bidgood, 88, passed away peacefully Sept. 30, 2013. She was the second of three children born to Heman and Marie Carmean of Scottsbluff, Neb. The family moved to Kirkland, Wash., in 1930, where Joan graduated high school in 1943. She married her high school sweetheart, Manford O. Croy, a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, but he was killed in action over Germany and buried in France in the spring of 1945. Joan was assistant buyer for The Bon Marche, Seattle, when she married Fred C. Baker, along with his young daughter, Barbara. They soon moved to California to pursue Fred's career with Boeing. In the years to follow, two more daughters were born, Sandra and Tori. By 1953, the family returned to Seattle, and in 1955, Joan became a single mother. She attended night school while working days, and was hired by Oceanic Instruments of Houghton, Wash., as their executive secretary until the company relocated. In 1961, Joan married Dr. Omer K. Bidgood of Oregon City. She was employed as credit manager at Diamond Fuel Co, of Portland and remained there until she retired in 1986. Joan was a past president of Soroptimist International, Portland East Chapter, and has served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, UNICEF and Albertina Kerr. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 40 years and served faithfully as a choir member, deaconess and quilter. Joan was preceded in death by her daughter, and son-in-law, Sandra and Marlin Neil of Gold Beach. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tori and Jim Wright of Redmond, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Temple Baptist Church, 1319 N.E. 7th Ave, Portland, 97232. -