Representative Jeremiah M. Morrow View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/17/1926
Birth Place: Douds, IA
Birth County: Van Buren
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 38 (1919)
Home County: Van Buren
Jeremiah M. Morrow
Van Buren County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare resolutions commemorative of the life, character, and public services of the late Honorable Jeremiah M. Morrow of Van Buren county, Iowa, beg leave to submit the following report:

Jeremiah M. Morrow, eldest son of Albert and Sarah Ann Morrow, was born on a farm near Douds, Van Buren county, Iowa, February 21, 1854. He departed this life at his home in Douds, Iowa, November 17, 1926, aged 72 years, 8 months and 26 days.

His parents were natives of Belmont county, Ohio, and early pioneers of Iowa. His early education was in common rural schools and later in Keosauqua high school and Birmingham Academy. He taught school and worked in a store for several years. In 1882 he engaged in general mercantile business at Douds, Iowa, and continued the same until 1917.

In 1918 he was elected Representative from Van Buren county, and was a member of the Thirty-eighth General Assembly. He voted for the ratification of both the woman's suffrage and the prohibition laws, and helped pass the first good roads law. After completing his term as Representative, he was appointed state food inspector in dairy and food department, and served four years until June 1, 1923, when he retired.

In religion he was a member of the M. E. church, in which he was a faithful member and in politics he was a Republican. Among the fraternal organizations of which he was a member was the Masonic order, having obtained the rank of Knight Templar, and the Mystic Shrine; also the I. O. O. F., and the Knights of Pythias.

He was married to Alice E. Chalfant, October 2, 1878. His wife, one daughter, three sons and two grandchildren survive him.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the House of Representatives takes this occasion to express its appreciation of his character and public service and at this time extend to his surviving wife and children its sincere sympathy in their sorrow, and,

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and that the Chief Clerk be instructed to send on enrolled copy to the wife and children of the deceased.





Unanimously adopted April 6, 1927.