JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Monterville Morrow
            
Monterville Morrow or "Uncle Mont" as he was familiarly called, died at his home 
near Hopewell in Rome township at 1 o'clock yesterday morning of congestion of the 
stomach, after a short illness. Uncle Mont was about seventy-eight years of age and 
was one of the pioneers of Jefferson county. He was a native of this state having 
been born in Washington county, but resided the greater part of his life on the homestead 
where he died.  Deceased was a member of the M. E. church and was highly respected by all 
who knew him on account of his generous and hospitable instincts. For some time he had 
been in feeble health and during the early month of summer, was confined to his house and 
it was feared that he could not survive the hot weather, but to the surprise and gratification 
of his friends, he regained in a large measure his former strength and made a number of trips 
to Mt. Vernon, the last being one week ago last Saturday.  

He leaves a wife and five children, three daughters and two sons, of whom two daughters, 
both married, live in this county. Of the non-resident children two live in Kansas and one
in Pierce City, Mo.  Uncle Mont was a gentleman of the olden type and was a fast friend of 
the REGISTER editor, who will cherish his memory with affectionate regard. The burial was 
held at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon with interment at Hopewell Cemetery. The obsequies were 
conducted by Rev. J.C. Kinnison, pastor of the Union Street M. E. Church of this city.


Source: 
Date: 10-11-1896
Submitted by; Ken Richardson


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