The material below is from the book by his brother, E. Frederic Morrow, WAY DOWN SOUTH UP NORTH, copyright 1973. Eugene died in September of 1972. In the book, E. Frederic Morrow is explaining the
current status of his family, and he talks as though Eugene was still alive. Apparently E. Frederic Morrow
had finished the book in 1972, just before Eugene died, and the copyright was not completed until 1973.



E. Frederic Morrow, copyright 1973

Pages 123-124


As previously mentioned, much was expected of the first child, Eugene. He made good marks in high school as he prepared for college. He was well liked by his classmates and became an effective writer and editor for the school literary magazine, The Critic. He entered New York University in a premedical course, and the future looked bright. However, World War I broke out and he left college with his classmates to play a role in that conflict. He never returned to college. A restlessness brought on by the war period, and a rush to the altar with “the one and only” closed out a promising academic career.

Eugene spent the remainder of his working years as a postman and later as an employee of the Hackensack Board of Education. Perhaps the greatest tragedy of his life, besides the loss of his daughter Jean, who had trained to be a teacher, was the loss of his sight in his fifties. It cut him off from the world of books he had lived in so long, and his daily walk through the town where he had spent a lifetime. However, he and his bride of fifty years still live a life of closeness and cheerfulness in a house purchased forty years ago, close by the little family home where Gene grew up.