John W Morgan
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 14:20:38
John W Morgan, who passed away in Ogden on October 20, 1913, had been a resident of Boone county for more than four decades and was long numbered among its active and successful agrigulturists. His birth occurred in England on August 20, 1851, his parents being William and Rebecca Morgan, who were likewise naties of that country. The father, a carpenter by trade, emigrated to the United States in an early day and located in Illinois, where he purchased land and turned his attention to agriucltural pursuits. The remainder of his life was spent in the Prairie state.
John W Morgan was reared and educated in Illionois and after putting aside his text books took up farming. When twenty-one years of age he came to Boone county, Iowa purchasing and improving a tract of land in Peoples township, where he carried on general agricultral pursuits with gratifying success durig the remainder of his active business career. In 1903 he took up his abode in Ogden, there living in honorable retirement until called to his final rest. He died on October 20, 1913, after an illness of five weeks, and the community thus lost one of its prosperous, representative and respected citizens.
In December, 1874, Mr Morgan was joined in wedlock to Miss Margaret Miller, a daugthter of John and Sarah (Miller) Miller both of whom were natives of York county, Pennsylvania. The father, a shoemaker by trade, came to Boone county, Iowa in 1866, here purchasing land and engaging in farming during the remainder of his lfe. His demise occurred on December 2, 1897, while his wife passed away on August 27, 1896. Unto Mr and Mrs Morgan were born twelve chilren as follows: Charles who is identified with the telphone company in Ogden, Albert a resident of Ogden, Frank who follows farming in Boone county, Harry who makes his home in Ogden, John who conducts a mpving pricture theatre in Ogden, Myrtle who is the wife of George Heaps, Jr of Boone, Iowa, Ray a barber of Ogden, Arthur who is at home, Jospehine the wife of V E Soderquist, who is a member of the firm of Bass & Soderquist clothing merchants of Ogden, Wilbur a high school studet, Edith who is also attending the high school and Elmer who was accidentally killed by a train on March 27, 1905.
Mr Morgan exercised his right of franchinse in support of the men and mearsures of the democracy, believing firmly in the principles of that party. Fraternally he was identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, while his religious faith was that of the Methodist church. His life was upright and honorable in all relations, and he enjoyed the friendship and esteem of those who knew him. Mrs Morgan, who has now lived in Boone county for a period of forty-eight years, also has an extensive and favorable acquaintance within its borders.
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