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    Francis L. Morrow, deceased a son, of John Morrow, an early resident of Washington Township, and related to the Johnstons and Scotts, of Piqua was born on the farm in Washington Township Oct. 14, 1818; when about 14 years of age, he entered the store of William Scott, and afterward was given an interest in lieu of salary. In 1843, he married Miss Mercy, daughter of Samuel and Hannan (West) Winner, who were residents of the vicinity of Piqua; in 1844 he retired from the partnership with Mr. Scott, and established a dry goods store, which he continued to operate, sometimes with partners, until 1873, when he, with many others, was crushed by the financial pressure of that year; after this, he was occupied in different pursuits until his decease, which occurred Jan. 15, 1877; he was an active, enterprising, useful citizen, often called to fill official positions of trust; his wife and four children; John, Fanny L., Walter J. and Stephen J. survived him, and are still an undivided household; the residence is a handsome property, richly furnished, situated on Caldwell street, between North and Greene streets; Mrs. Morrow is a native of Warren Co., Ohio, and an intelligent, cultured lady.

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