Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Morgan


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, January 22, 1998
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William H. Morgan
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Shelbyville native  William H. Morgan, 67, Edinburgh, died Wednesday, home.
Born on Oct. 11, 1930, in Shelbyville, s/o  Earl Myron  and  Mary Irene (Sanders) Morgan. Self-employed contractor.
Member of the Baptist church in Arizona.
Survivors include two sons, Earl Leroy Morgan, Edinburgh, and  Terry William Morgan, Peoria, Ariz.; a daughter, Debbie Row, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Margaret Smith,,  Phoenix, Betty Bottorff, Quartzsite, Ariz., and  Earlene Whited, Columbus; and two grandchildren.
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edinburgh.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Kokomo  Tribune
January 30, 1971
Page 3
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          Galveston---- Mrs. Catherine Irene Morgan,  72, died Friday afternoon in the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Bruce (Catherine) Smith,  201 E. Griffith St., with whom she had made her home for the past year.  She had been in ill health but death was unexpected.  Born in Shelbyville on April 9, 1898, she was the daughter of  Frank and Elizabeth (Burke) Parker.  In 1917, she was married to  William C. Morgan,  who survives.  Other survivors include another daughter,  Mrs. Francis (Mary) Noe,  Kokomo; two sons,  Floyd and William F. Morgan,  both of Kokomo; one sister,  Mrs. Nellie Pogue,  Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, with the  Rev. George Holston  officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday morning.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  News
June 8, 1964
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DEATH  CLAIMS
LEO  MORGAN
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Graveside  Rites  To
Be  Wednesday  Here
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          Joseph Leo Morgan, 82, a former local resident, and retired insurance agent, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in Conoga Park, Calif.
          Mr. Morgan was born in Shelbyville on June 19, 1881, and left here in 1957 and lived in Texas before moving to California in November of 1959.  He was the son of  Lawrence and  Jessie (Burk) Morgan.  On June 7, 1905, he married  Glenn Thompson  and she survives with a daughter,  Mrs. Thomas (Nelle) Pearson  of Buena Park, Calif., two sons,  Thompson Morgan of Pueblo, Colo., and  William Morgan  of Canoga Park, Calif., and a brother,  Charles Morgan  of Jacksonville, Fla.  There are two granchildren.  A son,  Gene Morgan  preceded in death.
          Mr. Morgan was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church of Canoga Park.  Graveside rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Cemetery here with Rev. George Stahl officiating.
          The Sleeth Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 26, 1946
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MRS. MORGAN  IS  FOUND  DEAD
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Death Apparently Due To Exposure,
Coroner States
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          Mrs. Maggie Morgan, 81, was found dead at her home one mile southeast of Shelbyville early yesterday.
          She had lived alone and apparently last been seen alive on Wednesday of last week.  Dr. C. J. Price, Shelby county coroner, and Deputy Sheriff  Fred Gravely  were called to investigate.  Dr. Price said last night that her death was due to exposure and that she probably had been dead for almost a week.
          Surviving is a son* who lives at Cleveland, Ohio.  Funeral arrangements will not be made until his arrival.  Morris H. Sleeth will be in charge.
Copied by Barb Huff
* William Arthur Morgan, 1901-1966.  Maggie also had a step-son, Earl Morgan, and a step-daughter, Gertrude.  pmf


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 27, 1946
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Morgan Funeral Will Be Held Saturday Morning
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Maggie Morgan, who was found dead Christmas Day at her home southeast of Shelbyville, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home.  Burial will be in forest Hill cemetery.
          Mrs. Morgan is survived by one son, Arthur Morgan, of Cleveland, Ohio and a step-daughter, Mrs. Walter Fort*, of this city.
Copied by Barb Huff
* Gertrude Morgan Cayto Stewart Fort, 1886-1949, sister of  Earl, mentioned above.  pmf


The  Shelbyville  Republican

Saturday June 28, 1941
Page 8 column 3
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ILL  7  MONTHS  DEATH  RESULTS
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Ezra L. Morgan Dies
In Liberty Township Home; Rite Set
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          Ezra L. Morgan, age 63, prominent farmer of Liberty township, died Thursday night at 9:35 o’clock at his home.  He had been ill since November of last year with a complication of diseases and became seriously ill Wednesday.
          Mr. Morgan was born in Boone county, near Lebanon, March 6, 1878, the son of  William H . and  Mahala Eaton Morgan.  He was educated in the Lebanon schools, but had resided in Shelby county for many years.
          On January 8, 1930, he was married to  Iva J. Meal, who survives, with two brothers, Charlie, of Greensburg, and  Ralph, of near Greensburg.  One sister, Mrs. Dora Tansel, died several years ago.  He is also survived by four nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.
          Mr. Morgan was a member of the Waldron Baptist church, where funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:00 o’clock with Rev. C.C. Atkinson, of Sullivan, assisted by the Rev. D. P. Rowlette officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony, of St. Paul.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday December 27, 1928
Page 1 column 5
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DEATH  HASTENED  BY  HEART  ATTACK
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Mrs. Gertrude Morgan, Of Liberty Township,
Died After Long Illness
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  SATURDAY
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          Mrs. Gertrude Rucker Morgan, 45 years old, the wife of  Ezra L. Morgan, died at her home in Liberty township at 3:30 o’clock this morning after having been in poor health since March of this year.  Her condition did not appear to be serious until last Saturday, when she suffered a heart attack.
          The home in which she died was her birthplace.  She was the daughter of  Julian and Lillian Rucker, and was born December 4, 1883.  All of her life had been spent at this home.
          Her marriage to Mr. Morgan took place September 4, 1901.  The only child born to them died in infancy.  Mrs. Morgan leaves her aged mother, Mrs. Andrew Ensminger, now a resident of Waldron.  She is also survived by one step-sister, Mrs. Marie Mercer, of Indianapolis, and a step-brother, George Ensminger, also of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Morgan was one of the most active and devoted members of the Baptist church at Waldron and was a leader in the Sunday school.  The funeral service will be held in that church at 10:30 o’clock Saturday morning, the Rev. C. B. Atkinson officiating.  The interment will be in the family lot in the Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the home at any time to view the remains.  C. F. Fix and Son, in charge of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 5, 1927
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RUFUS  MORGAN  DIED  SATURDAY
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COLORED  MAN  HAD  BEEN
EMPLOYED  FOR  TWENTY-FOUR  YEARS
AT  ONE FACTORY.
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SUFFERED  FROM  PARALYSIS
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          Rufus Morgan, age sixty-six, colored, for twenty-four years an employe[sic] of the Shelbyville Desk Company, died Saturday night at ten-thirty o'clock, at the home one and one-half miles southeast of Shelbyville, in Addison township.  His death was caused by paralysis.
          Mr. Morgan was one of the well known colored resident[sic] of the community.  His record of employment at the local factory testified to his worth.  He was a member of the Second Baptist church here, and was also a member of the colored order of Odd Fellows.
          Besides the widow he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart, of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Arthur, at home, and  Earl, of Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Louisa Morgan, of Nashville, Tenn; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Webb  and  Mrs. Lew Carney, both of  Tennessee, and four brothers, S. J. Morgan, of Nashville;  William  and  James Morgan,  of Louisville, and  Robert Morgan,  of Chicago.
          Funeral servies will be held at the Second Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at two-thrity o'clcok, the Rev. Mr. Gray officiating, assisted by the Rev. Y. C. Terrill.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 9. 1926
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EARLY  RESIDENT    
    DIED  AT  SON'S  HOME
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Death  of  Thomas  L. Morgan
Occurred  Today  After  a  Ling-
ing  Illness.
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          Thomas Lawrence Morgan,  native and lifelong resident of Shelby county and a member of one of the first families to settle in this community, died at 9:40 o'clock this morning at the home of his son,  William Morgan,  51 east Pennsylvania street.  His death was caused from uraemia and followed a lingering illness during a number of months.
          The death of Mr. Morgan removes one of the best known men of the county and a figure in the early history of the section.  He was born on August 1, 1850, east of this city, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Morgan,  and at this death was seventy-five years old.   His early life was spent on the farm, but he had resided in Shelbyville for many years after attaining manhood.  Mr. Morgan served for five years in the light artillery division of the United State regular army, he was a veteran of the Civil War and was honorably discharged with special recognition for his services.
          He married  Miss Jessie Burt  in 1875 and four children were born to the union.  The three that survive are his sons,  William  and  Leo Morgan,  of this city, and  Charles Morgan,  of Birmington, Ala.  His wife passed away a number of years ago.
          Mr. Morgan was a conscientious man in all his undertakings and his friendships were county-wide.  He was a grand old man whose passing is mourned by many.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and a Christian in his every association.
          Funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic church at 0 o'clock Monday morning.  The Rev. John c. Rager, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery with Charles M. Ewing, undertaker, in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
September 8, 1925
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MRS. MARY  MORGAN
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Local Colored Woman Died
at Her Home Monday Afternoon.
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          Mrs. Mary Morgan,  colored, wife of  Arthur Morgan,  died Monday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock at their home, 42 Mildred street.  Her death was caused by peritonitis and followed an illness of five days.  Mrs. Morgan was twenty-two years old.  She was a member of the Second Baptist church here.
          Mrs. Morgan leaves her husband, her mother,  Mrs. Frances Bell,  and one brother,  Dan Howard,  of Shelbyville, Ky.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Second Baptist church.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, November 2, 1922
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AGED  LADY  DIED      
      THURSDAY  NIGHT
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Mrs. Jessie Morgan Passed
Away at Home of Son, 840
East Franklin Street.
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WAS  NATIVE  OF  SCOTLAND
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          Mrs. Jessie Morgan,  wife of  Lawrence Morgan,  died at the home of her son,  Lee Morgan,  840 East Franklin street, at ten o'clock Thursday night, at the age of 72 years, five months, and five days.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for many months.
          Mrs. Morgan was born in Edinburg, Scotland, and came to this country when she was quite a young girl.  On September 22, 1875 she was united in marriage to Thomas Lawrence Morgan  and to this union were born four sons, three of whom are living.  William and Leo Morgan  of this city and  Charles,  of Dallas, Texas.  Also one brother, Charley Burt  and one sister,  Miss Elizabeth Burt  of Brooklyn, N.Y., besides ten grandchildren and two great grandchldren.
          The deceased was a devoted member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of this city and well liked by a host of friends who will sincerely regret to learn of her passing.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at nine o'clock, at the St. Joseph Catholic church, the Rev. Father Rager officiating.  Interment will be made in the St. Joseph cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
12 December 1912
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Mrs. Susanna Morgan
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          Mrs. Susanna Morgan  died at the Stewart house in East Washington street Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.  Mrs. Morgan had been ill for several weeks from uremic poisoning and this disease finally resulted in her death.
          Mrs. Morgan's maiden name was  Susanna Worland.  She was born in this county March 13, 1830, and at the time of her death was eighty-two years, eight months and twenty-eight days of age.
          Miss Worland and Mr. William Morgan were married in 1849, and with the exception of four years, which was spent in the state of Kansas, Mrs. Morgan has lived in this county.  Mrs. Morgan was a prominent Catholic, being identified with the building of the first Catholic church in this city.
          Mrs. Morgan is survived by two brothers,  Sylvestian Worland, of Blue Ridge, and  Vinson Worland, of Parsons, Kansas, and one son,  Lawrence Morgan, of this city.  The body will be removed to her home in East Broadway where the remains may be viewed Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening.  The funeral services will be held in St. Joseph Catholic church Friday morning, the Rev. Father Kaelin officiating.  Interment will be made in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by James Morgan


The  Shelbyville  Republican
May 31, 1909
Page 5
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          The funeral services of the late  William Morgan, Sr.,  were held Monday morning, a large number of relatives and friends being present at the church.  The Rev. Father Kaelin officiated.  Interment was in the St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
29 May 1909
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Veteran's  Funeral  To  Be 
  Held  Memorial  Day
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William  Morgan,  Aged  Soldier
of  This  City,  Passed  Away
Early  This  Morning
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          William Morgan, an aged and well-known resident of this city, died at his home, 108 East Broadway, this morning at one-ten o'clock.  His death was due to heart trouble.  His health had been poor all winter, but he did not become bedfast until Thursday night.
          About seven o'clock Friday evening he fell asleep and after sleeping six hours, he passed quietly away, without awakening.  He was eighty-three years, two months and nineteen days of age.  He was born in Kentucky, but came to this state with his parents when he was only two years old.  He had lived in Shelbyville continuously since the year 1849, excepting that from 1857 to 1860 he lived in Kansas.  He served in the civil war as a member of Co. B, 70th Indiana infantry, the regiment commanded by Benjamin Harrison.
          On August 17, 1849, he was married to  Susanna Worland.  She survives him.  Had he lived until the seventeenth of August of this year, this estimable couple would have celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding.  To this union was born one son,  Lawrence Morgan,  who survives his father.  Four grand-children are also among the relatives surviving.
          For many years Mr. Morgan was engineer at the city water works plant and he had thruout his lifetime been an industrious and hard-working man. He was a member of Dumont Post, G. A. R., of this city, which organization will be in charge of services at his grave.
          The funeral will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Joseph's Catholic church, the Rev. Father Kaelin officiating.  Interment will take place in the St. Vincent cemetery. Stewart & Fix are in charge of the funeral arrangements.  The casket will be open for friends to view the remains from two o'clock tomorrow afternoon until eight o'clock tomorrow evening, and from seven until eight o'clock Monday morning.
Contributed by James Morgan
Per his military records, William was the son of  Dennis and  Elizabeth (Robins) Morgan.  Per the obituary in the Shelbyville Republican, William had been employed by the  Daniel DePrez Company  and the Citizen's Water and Light Company.


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1879
Page 3   col 4
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CRADLE - ALTAR - TOMB.
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Died.
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          MORGAN - On the 26th of August, 1879, infant child of  Elias Morgan,  of Moral township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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