Charles Morrow arrived at the House of Industry and Refuge on February 17, 1870, at 70 years old. He had been living in Galt, Ontario for about 30 years and worked as a drover, which was someone who moved livestock over long distances. He stayed in the House for 5 days and then died on February 22nd from Delerium Tremens, a severe form of alcohol withdrawal.
As written by William Jaffray:
“Died from immediate effects of alcohol poisoning at his ripe age of 70. Four day of heavy engagement with the maddening devils springing form the fevered brain – a stomach, refusing longer to be made a slave, even the acquaintance, whiskey, being denied accommodation, and Morrow quietly fell into his last long sleep.”