Chapin H. Morgan
Posted By: Rebecca Foster (email)
Date: 8/22/2015 at 18:46:41
FORMER DENISON MERCHANT DEAD.
C. H. Morgan, Known as the Firm of Penney A Morgan, in Early Day, Dies at Hebron, Neb.
WAS SOLDIER IN THE CIVIL WAR.
Remains Taken to Jamestown, N Y., for Burial—Leaves a Wife and Daughter to Mourn Death.
Early residents of Denison, who knew C. H. Morgan, who at one time was engaged in the mercantile business in this city, will be sorry to learn of his death, which occurred at his home at Hebron, Neb., January 18th, following an illness of several months duration.
Mr. Morgan, together with a Mr. Penny, conducted a mercantile business in Denison in the building now owned by Mr. Fred Berg on North Main street for a number of years. During his residence in this city he made many warm friends and left here about 1885 for Clyde, Kans., where he engaged in business. After spending a year in Kansas he moved to Hebron, Neb., where he has since resided.
Chapin H. Morgan was born at Jamestown, N. Y., July 19. 1840, and thus died at the age of 75 years. 5 months and 29 days. His father, Philo Morgan, died in 1848 when Chapin H. Morgan was only six years of age. He was an only child and became a self made man. At fourteen years of age he supported himself and made enough money to attend school.
When nine teen years of age, at the outbreak of the civil war, he was offered an officer's position, but his mother would not allow him to enlist. At the age of twenty-one he enlisted as a private and was soon promoted to uartermaster sergeant of the 112th New York infantry. He was later promoted to lieutenant and was offered different staff positions in the regular army, but refused to leave the comrades of his regiment.
On Oct. 30, 1873, he was united in marriage with Miss Ann Elizabeth Young, and to this union one child, Miss Jessica, was born who, with the mother survive him.
The remains were taken to Jamestown, N. Y., for interment in the old family lot where three generations are buried.
Source: The Denison Review, Denison, Crawford, Ia., 02 Feb 1916.
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