Robert Emery (Emery) Morrow, 18941976 (aged 82 years)

Name
Robert Emery (Emery) /Morrow/
Name prefix
Senator
Birth
Death of a brother
Death of a maternal grandmother
about 1898 (aged 3 years)
Note: Calculated from the 1910 US Federal Census where her husband Jacob Elkins states that he was married for 40 years.
Census
Census
Death of a maternal grandfather
Census
1920 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a son
Census
1930 (aged 35 years)
Marriage
after 1940 (aged 45 years)
Death of a father
Burial of a father
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Mountain View Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 166244105)
Death of a mother
Burial of a mother
Note: Mountain View Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 166244141)
Death
Burial
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S5519
Note: Mountain View Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23838233)
Family with parents
father
18561942
Birth: October 20, 1856 Missouri
Death: July 14, 1942San Bernardino, California
mother
18711963
Birth: August 3, 1871 34 28 Arkansas
Death: March 10, 1963San Bernardino, California
Marriage Marriageabout 1890
2 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
18941976
Birth: September 29, 1894 37 23 San Lius Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
Death: December 20, 1976Mohave, Arizona
Family with Private
himself
18941976
Birth: September 29, 1894 37 23 San Lius Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
Death: December 20, 1976Mohave, Arizona
wife
Private
son
19292012
Birth: June 24, 1929 34 Kingman, Mohave, Arizona
Death: February 10, 2012Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona
daughter
Private
Family with Doris D ?(Morrow)
himself
18941976
Birth: September 29, 1894 37 23 San Lius Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
Death: December 20, 1976Mohave, Arizona
wife
19021995
Birth: December 29, 1902
Death: November 1, 1995Mohave, Arizona
Marriage Marriageafter 1940
Birth
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S5519
Census
Census
Census
Census
Death
Source: Find a Grave
Burial
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S5519
Burial

Mountain View Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23838233)

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In the 1900 US Federal Census for Township 5, Fresno, California, 43-year-old Missouri-born Robert P Morrow and his 27-year-old Arkansas-born Janie Z [Elkins] Morrow have been married 10 years. Janie has borne two children, but only one is living, 5-year-old California-born Robert E Elkins. The family is living on Second Street in a rented house. Robert P is a placer miner. Robert P and Janie are literate and speak English. Robert P's father was born in Tennessee and his mother in Kentucky. Janie's parents were born in Arkansas. Robert E's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Arkansas.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Township 16, Fresno, California, 51-year-old [sic] Missouri-born Robert P Morrow and his 37-year-old Arkansas-born Janie Z [Elkins] Morrow have been married 18 years [sic]. Janie has borne one child [sic], 15-year-old California-born Emery [sic] Elkins. The family is living on East Front Street in a house next to that of Janie's father, Jacob Elkins. Robert is doing general farming. Emery has attended school in the past year. Everyone is litereate and speaks English. Robert P's father was born in Kansas and his mother in Montana. Janie's father was born Virginia and her mother in Arkansas. Emery's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Arkansas.

On 24 May 1917, when 22-year-old Emery Morrow registers for the WWI Draft, he states that his residence in Kingman, Arizona, that he was born 29 Sep 1894 in San Luis Obispo, California and therefore is a natural born citizen. He is a self-employed farmer in Kingman, Arizona, is single and has no dependents. He doesn't not claim an excemption from the draft. His description is medium height, slender build with light brown hair and eyes. He is not bald. There is a note on the Draft Card which records that he enlisted on 4 Jun 1917.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Whitney, Mohave, Arizona, 63-year-old Missouri-born Robert P Morrow and his 48-year-old Arkansas-born Janie Z [Elkins] Morrow have in their household their 24-year old California-born Robert E Morrow. Both Robert P and Robert E are farmers and own the land they farm. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Robert P's father was born in Tennessee and his mother in Kentucky. Janie's father was born in Virginia and her mother in Arkansas. Robert E's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Arkansas.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Whitney, Mohave, Arizona, 73-year-old Missouri-born Robert P Morrow and his 58-year-old Arkansas-born Janie Z [Elkins] Morrow were married when he was 33- and she was 18-years-old. Robert owns his house worth $500. He has no occupation. Both are literate and speak English. Robert P's father was born in Tennessee and his mother in Kentucky. Janie's father was born in Virginia and her mother in Arkansas. Their son 35-year old California-born Robert E Morrow, his 21-year-old New Mexico-born wife Ruby E [Fleming] Morrow and their grandson 9-month-old Arizona-born Robert F Morrow are living four farms away. Robert E and Ruby were married when he was 32- and she was 18-years-old. Robert E is doing general farming on land he owns. He served in WWI. Both Robert E and Ruby are literate and speak English. Robert E's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Arkansas. Ruby's parents were born in Texas. Robert F's father was born in California and his mother in New Mexico.

Kingman Daily Miner, Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, December 21, 1976, page 1, 3
Obituary
Robert Morrow called a giant in legisture
Last rites for 82-year old beloved and respected
pioneer and former legislator, Robert E Morrow who
died in the local hospital Monday, will be held Monday
at the Van Marter-Hale Chapel at 2 p.m. with the
Reverend James Busing presiding. Internment will
follow with gravesite ceremonies at Mountain View
Cemetery. There will be visitation at the mortuary
Sunday from two to five and from seven to nine.
State Senator Morrow served 24 years in both houses
of the Arizona legislature. A lifelong Democrat, he
retired from public office when reapportionment
joined Mohave and Yavapai Counties into one district.
In recent years "the Senator" as he was af-
fectionately known to his friends, had operated a real
estate business here. In 1968 he published a book,
"Mohave County Lawmakers", which contains
biographical sketches of everyone who had ever
represented Mohave County in the territorial of
regular constitutional legislature.
He served as legislative attach to the late Rep.
W.P. Carr of Mohave County, prior to seeking elective
office. Earlier he had been instrumental in helping
form the Mohave County Chamber of Commerce. He
served on both the first and second boards of directors
of the chamber.
In 1928 he was elected Justice of the Peace for the
Owens, Whitney, Burro Creek and Trout Creek
districts in the Big Sandy vicinity.
His service in the legislature covered parts of three
decades.
Sen. Morrow was a member of the House of
Representatives from 1938 until 1940, when he retired.
His legislative tenure started again in 1949 and con-
tinued for 18 years, six in the House and 12 in the
Senate.
He was born in San Luis Obispo, California in 1894,
the sone of Robert P. and Janie Z. Morrow. He was the
grandson of Lafayette Jackson Morrow who served in
the Missouri legislature and then traveled overland by
wagon train to California, where he later served in that
states' [sic] legislature.
Sen. Morrow's great-grandfather, he proudly
recalled, was also named Robert and he fought in
Captain Peter Allen's Company, First Regiment,
Mounted Gunmen (Dyers), Tennessee Volunteers, at
the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.
Morrow graduated from school in Selma, California;
and came to Mohave County in 1912 where he took up
ranching on the Big Sandy briefly. He enlisted in the
United States Marines in 1917 and fought with the Sixth
Marines in the trenches of France, receiving the
purple heart for wounds suffered in action.
During his 12 years as chairman of the Standing
Committee on Highways and Bridges, he sought and
brought into law legislation calling for uniform speed
limits statewide, and separate financing for the state
highway patrol as against funding as an arm of the
Arizona high way Patrol.
He worked on fair transient livestock laws, parks
and roadside monument bills, and helped settle the
boundary dispute between Arizona and California.
The Senator's stand on the United States "one man,
one vote" ruling, which reapportioned legislative
bodies according to weight of population, was widely
cited as "defacto" reapportionment in that, he
claimed, it robbed some of any representation at all.
He was right, for Mohave County was to be without
representation from the time he left the legislature
until the session which starts in January when a Lake
Havasu City man will take a seat in the House.
Morrow was a quiet, sometimes apparently back-
ward man. But in reality, he was a giant in the
legislature.
He is considered to be the father of Atomic Energy
Bill in the State, and when he was head of the Senate
Institutions Committee Bill cast the deciding vote
when a tie result over whether to locate the new
Arizona Medical School in Phoenix or Tucson. Senator
Morrow opted for Tucson and that is where the school
was built.
In the 14th Legislature, he served as a member of
Appropriations; and during the early 1940's he
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Senator Morrow
assembled an exhibit of Mohave County Minerals and
ores which are exhibited by the Department of Library
and Archives at the State Capitol.
In 1972, Marvin D. Johnson, vice-president of the
University of Arizona, cane to Kingman to a
testimonial dinner honoring Senator Morrow, and
presenting the veteran legislator with the Tucson
School's "Public Service Award".
While a testimonial dinner is an affectionate out'
pouring of warmth and appreciation, those who par-
ticipated on the one for Robert Morrow somehow came
away as if they had not reached the heights the oc-
casion called for.
They claimed he had served in what the Phoenix
Press called the "Cowboy Legislatures", but he may
have been on of the finest tacticians and politicians
Arizona ever had. He followed the late Senator Carl
Hayden's admonition, which is remembered thusly:
"there [sic] are only two kinds of Senators-work horses
and show horses, and you have to decide which side
you are on.
Robert Morrow opted for the work horse role, and
the more powerful his position became, the more
humble his demeanor was. His quiet, unassuming
manner kept among the top vote-getters every time his
name appeared upon a ballot. Quiet, reticent, slow to
speak, he made every person with whom he spoke feel
important.
Highlights from the Morrow Testimonial Dinner
were found in the Miner's files. They were:
Senator Paul Fannin saluted Senator Morrow as
"Mr. Mohave County" and described him as "A
legislator of great perception who always looked to the
future witn 20-20 vision."
Senator Fannin also cited Senator Morrow as the
type of legislative leader which out country needs
today, men of courage and conviction to meet the
challenges of Vietnam and other grave problems
which out nation faces in these times.
E.J. McCarthy, chairman of the dinner arranged by
the Kingman-Mohave County Chamber of Commerce
and toastmaster at the banquet, praised Senator
Morrow for his contributions to the historical and
economic advancement of Mohave County and in-
troduced friends who added other plaudits.
A highlight of the dinner was the presentation by
Marvin D. (Swede) JOhnson, Vice-president of the
University of Arizona, of the university's [sic] 1972 Public
Service Award. The test of the citation, which appears in
adjoining columns, hailed Senator Morrow as a
distinguished citizen, veteran lawmaker, public-
spirited business man and a friend of the University of
Arizona.
On behalf of friends and neighbors C.R. Waters,
publisher of The Miner, presented Senator Morrow
with a testimonial plaque, which thanked him for his
long service to the county.
Others paying tribute to the Senator were Mayor
Harry B. Hughes, Board of Supervisors Chairman
Robert Gilpin, Robert B. Morrissette, president of
the chamber; Dr. Paul Long, on behalf of the Mohave
County Museum and Dr, J. Lawrence Walkup, pre-
sident of Northern Arizona University.
"I thank you for coming," Senator Morrow told
Senator Fannin and the others who had gathered to
praise him. "I look around this audience and see so
many friends, including state and federal officials, and
hear the messages of greetings - and it is pleasant to
remember our association together. Thank you for
coming."
Among the guests applauding the tributes were his
wife, Doris, a son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Morrow of Lake Havasu City, State Senator Boyd
Tenney and many others who had been associated with
him in government circles and in the community of
Mohave County.
A partial text of Senator's [sic] Fannin's remarks
follows:
"The Kingman-Mohave County Chamber of Com-
merce in past years has held appreciation dinners for
those businesses and industries which have made
significant contributions to the community by
providing jobs for people and tax dollars to the city,
county and school district treasuries.
Certainly this is commendable. It affords
recognition to those elements which have boosted the
economy and have contributed materially to the
phenominal growth and development of Mohave
County.
Tonight we are here to honor one man, Senator
Robert Morrow. A good friend, a good neighbor, a good
citizen. This, too, is equally commendable.
Bob Morrow, come next November 14, will have
been a resident of Mohave County and or Arizona for
sixty years. You have honored him many times at the
ballot box, but it is long overdue to pay tribute to the
man who has earned the unofficial by certainly the
undisputed title of "Mr. Mohave County."
In the next few minutes I am going to say a lot of
things about Bob Morrow, I hope that I neither raise
his ire nor embarrass him. Much of what I have to say
is based on personal experience and observation. I
have known Bob and been a friend of his for many
years. But in preparing these remarks I wanted to give
as full a picture as possible, and so I talked with many
people who have known Bob on an intimate basis.
Although Bob has many years ahead to serve in a
more relaxed capacity, he has led a full and active life
with his list of good works as long as the Colorado
River. Bob is a man of great talent and diversity,
having been successful in many fields of endeavor-
ranching, agriculture, horticulture, mining, business,
public affairs.
But when I think of Bob Morrow, I think of him as
Senator Robert E. Morrow of Mohave County. As a
legislator, Senator Morrow has left his mark on
Arizona State government - a high mark of
achievement, I might add.
A good indicator of why Bob Morrow was a top-notch
legislator is summed up in a single work in the files
of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix.
Several years ago the political writer for the
Republic sent out questionnaires to all legislative
candidates. One of the questions was "what are your
principal interests in the Legislature?"
Senator Morrow wrote, "Everything."
Bob was not being facetious. This was literally a true
evaluation.
Yes, Bob Morrow was interested in everything in the
legislature. And because of his interest, he became an
expert on the legislature and the legislative processes.
and because of his expertise, his sound judgement, his
years of experience, he was an extremely able and
effective legislator.
When Senator Morrow retired from the senate at the
end of his term in 1966 he held a record which still
stands for total service in the legislate halls - 24 years.
It doesn't need to be pointed out that Bob Morrow
was a hard worker, The Journals of the House and
Senate reveal that Senator Morrow served 1,874 days
during his tenure in the legislature and had been ab-
sent only 19 times during roll call.
It was Bobs [sic] habit to arrive at his desk fully an hour
before the senate convened. And he was always busy,
answering mail, working on legislation, or planning
new ways to protect Mohave County's interests or to
devise new ways to benefit his county.
Bob was first and foremost a citizen of Mohave County,
and he never lost sight for an instant that the
voters had sent him down to Phoenix to represent
MOHAVE County.
Senator once unleashed a scorching attack
on the mayor of Tucson, accusing him of "gross
meddling." Here again, personalities had nothing to do
with the issue. But Bob Morrow wasn't about to sit idly
by while the Tucson mayor was suggesting to the Vice
President of the United States that certain federal
highway funds earmarked for work on Interstate 40
through Mohave County be used instead for freeway
construction in Tucson.
The mark of Bob Morrow is all over Mohave County.
Motorists traveling Highway 93 speed across Burro
Creek on a bridge which is a marvel of the engineering
and bridge building arts.
Let me tell you, the State Highway Department and
the Federal Bureau of Roads didn't spend $1.5 million
on that structure by accident.
Had it not been for Bob Morrow, as chairman of the
Senate Highways and Bridges Committee, and the late
Arthur F. Black of Kingman, whom I had the great
privilege of appointing to the State Highway Com-
mission back in 1961, we might still be making the
brake-scorching descent down an 8-1/2-percent grade
to Burro Creek and then blimbing [sic] ever so slowly up the
other side of the canyon.
The roadside rest area just south of the bridge is
dedicated to Bob Morrow, a fitting tribute to one who
has done so much for the motoring public in Arizona.
Not all of Bob's achievements on behalf of Mohave
County are visible. Perhaps some of the newcomers
are not aware of his successful efforts back in 1954 to
secure enactment of a bill which give Mohave County
$100,000 annually out of the federal payment to the
State of Arizona in lieu of taxes on Hoover Dam.
Bob Morrow was to Northern Arizona and the State
of Arizona what Senator Hi Corbett was to Southern
Arizona and the State of Arizona.
I always thought that Bob somewhat resembled
William Jennings Bryan - they both wore their hair
short. But Bryan was the silver-tongued orator who
could shake the leaves off a tree a hundred yards
away. Bob Morrow was less bombastic in his delivery.
He didn't make a lot of speeches, but when he did
people sat up and listened because they knew he had
something worthwhile to say.
It would take much more time than I have been
allotted to recount all the accomplishments of Bob
Morrow. He was a fighter for Mohave County and the
State of Arizona. And he was fighter in another sense. I
wonder how many here tonight that our honored
guest once was Cpl. Bob Morrow of the Sixth Regiment
of the Second Marine Division, and that he was
wounded in action in France in WWI?
Senator Morrow chose to retire from the legislature
following the U.S. Supreme Court;s one-man, one-vote
decision. He was quoted in the press at the time as
saying: "Under the circumstances I do not desire to
serve in such an unnatural and disportionate district."
"Senator Morrow was a legislator of great per-
ception who always looked to the future with 20-20
vision. He very early recognized the potential of
atomic energy. Because of his persistence and hard
work Arizona today can be proud of having one of the
best and most efficient state-atomic energy com-
mission in the nation."
Senator and Mrs. (Doris) Morrow made their home
at 3375 Bank Street, Kingman. Their home was the
former administration building for Kingman Airport;
and it was from what is now their back yard that the
late Charles Al Lindberg landed his craft here and
TAT launched air travel from coast to coast, with a
stop at Kingman.
His wife survives.
By an earlier marriage, Senator Morrow is also
survived by a son, Robert IV and a daughter, Carol
Jean.