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Thomas Z. Morrow

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Thomas Z. Morrow

Posted: 7 Jan 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 2:22PM GMT
Surnames: MORROW, PORTWOOD
Somerset, Ky. Aug. 25.—Judge Thomas Z. Morrow died at the home of his son, W. Boyd Morrow, this morning after an illness of several weeks. He was past 78 years of age and was one of the oldest jurists in the State. For a half century he was one of the prominent figures in the political world of Southeastern Kentucky, having been the Republican nominee for Governor against Gov. J. Proctor Knott in 1883, the two making their campaign together, most of the time either in a buggy or on horseback. They were warm personal friends and the campaign was remarkable for its utter lack of billingsgate or acrimony. He served seventeen years as Circuit Judge in this judicial district, served one term as County Attorney at Pulaski County and one term as State Senator from the this senatorial district. He stumped the State for Abraham Lincoln for President, riding from here to Lexington horseback to make a speech at that place, there being no railroad in that section at the time. His wife preceded him to the grave a number of years ago. He is survived by the following children: Edwin P. Morrow of Covington, District Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, W. Boyd Morrow, City Attorney of Somerset, Captain Charles Morrow of the regular Army, stationed at Galveston, Texas, Sam Morrow, special detective for railroads at this place, Thomas Z. Morrow Jr. of Pine Knot, and Mrs. C. D. Portwood of Lexington. Judge Morrow was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Somerset, member of the Somerset Elks Lodge, charter member of the Somerset Odd Fellows Lodge, and will probably be buried with the honors of both lodges. He will be buried in the city Cemetery Wednesday.

The State Journal, Frankfort Ky, Tuesday, August 26, 1913

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