Eugene was the second black graduate from Hackensack High School in 1915. He left college to serve in World War I. He was in his freshman year of college when he volunteered to fight. Eugene's brothers are E. Frederic Morrow and William Morrow. His brother, E. Frederic Morrow, wrote about Eugene's experiences, including his enlisting into World War I, in his book called
WAY DOWN SOUTH UP NORTH (copyright 1973). This book is about growing up in Hackensack, NJ at the turn of the century. Click here to view information about the book. When Eugene returned from World War I, he married and became a postman, and served as an employee of the Hackensack Board of Education.
Eugene Abram Morrow is buried in the Hackensack cemetery by Route 4 with his wife, Virginia. Written on the grave stone below him and his wife's name is PVT. U.S. Army, World War I.
He was born on December 4, 1897 and died Sept. 28, 1972. His daughter, Eugenie D. Morrow is also buried by them, and the grave stone shows her being born in 1920 and dying in 1951. "I do not know how she died".