William James Morrow is a son of William and Mary Ann Morrow. They lived on a farm in Guernsey County, Ohio, from 1848 to 1866, and then came to Linn County, Iowa, where Mr. Morrow died in 1873, and Mrs. Morrow in 1877. They were the parents of ten children, five of whom are now living. The subject of this biographical notice was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, May 1, 1854, and on account of his father being an invalid for six years before his death, William was not able to attend school after his fourteenth year. He had almost sole charge of the farm for eight years.

He then cultivated a farm in Cass County for three years, after which he removed to Audubon to engage in the agricultural implement business. In the spring of 1880 he went to Bayard, where he was similarly engaged for one year.

Selling out at that place, he followed the same business at Manning until May 20, 1886, since when he has given his time to the conduct of the News.

Mr. Morrow was married January 10, 1879, to Miss Loraine Green, of Atlantic. They have four children: Ralph Dale, Grover Glen, Flora Fay and Fitz Ward. Mr. Morrow is a Mason.

He has been secretary of the Manning Union Fair and Driving Park Association since its organization in August, 1882, is foreman of the hose team of Manning, has served as councilman of the town, was appointed mayor in the autumn of 1886 to fill the unexpired term of W.F. Carpenter, and in the same autumn was chosen justice of the peace, which office he now fills.

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