William Joseph MORGAN
"Bill Morgan Sr."
b.13 Jun 1882
d.18 Jan 1969 Crystal, Montcalm County, MI
Burial: Oakhill Cemetery, Owosso, Shiawassee, MI
Gertrude Dora BEEHLER (b.22 May 1889)
married Dec 13 1908
Joseph MORGAN (b.1854)
Sarah FARNHAM (b.1860)
children: MORGAN
  1. Floyd Arthur (b.2 Dec 1909)
  2. Leora Marie (b.26 Aug 1911)
  3. Josephine D. (died age 1)
  4. Helen Leona (b.17 Feb 1915)
  5. Joseph William (b.1917 d.1922)
  6. Annie Hattie Amy (b.23 Dec 1920)
  7. Frank R (b.2 May)
  8. Roy Arthur (d.11 May 1923)
  9. William "Bill" Henry (b.27 Jan 1926)
  10. Eva May (d.28 Dec 1929) 6 days old
siblings: MORGAN
  1. Leora Marie (b.1878)
  2. John

formerly of Shiawassee County MI, Bill was a baseball team manager, the family later moved to Tower, Cheboygan County MI.
Bill & Gertrude 1908 fact sources and writings about this individual:

Verbally - July 1999, Leora recalled her Grandmother's Strong Irish accent'. That would be "Sarah Farnham" or "Anna Eisele". I have not been able to figure out who she was speaking of. The Farnham's were in America for several generations, and little is known about Anna Eisele as she was an adopted child.

William "Bill" Morgan & Gertrude in 1908. -

Marv Everingham (Leora's son) says that Grandpa "Bill Morgan" harness raced. Marv later raced stock cars in the 1970s, but not as much as his brother "Gene Everingham" who raced stock cars or sponsered cars his whole life, and so did some other descendants from the "Morgan" family.

CENSUS, Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI April 27, 1910;
William Morgan age 27, Gertrude age 20, Floyd age 4/12. Also living with them were William's parents; Joseph age 55, and Sarah age 50.

1911 1910-1911 Owosso City Directory; "Wm. Morgan & Gertrude D... he was a polisher at the Independent Stove Co. and boarded at; 439 E. Comstock."

1914 Hillcrest Cemetery, Onaway, Presque Isle, MI... Josephine Morgan, b.28 Oct 1913, d.29 Oct 1914, Onaway, MI.

CENSUS, Tower Village, Forest Township, Cheboygan Co. MI, Jan 23rd, 1920;
William Morgan age 37, Gertrude Morgan age 35, owned their home. children: Floyd age 10, Laura "Leora" age 8, Hellen age 4, Joseph age 2. Living next door (same census): Joseph Morgan age 65, Sarah Morgan age 59. Joseph and William both worked at a factory.

1925 The Cheboygan Democrat, August 27, 1925.. (social section TOWER) "Wm. Morgan and family and mother Mrs. Joe Morgan motored to Manistee Sunday. On their return trip they drove to Carp Lake where they visited at the home of an aunt Mrs. Hall, whom Mr. Morgan had not seen in 20 years... Floyd Morgan was in Cheboygan Tuesday."

1926 The Cheboygan Democrat, November 11, 1926.. (social section TOWER) "William Morgan arrived home Saturday night from Owosso where he has been working."

1927 The Cheboygan Democrat, January 6, 1927.. (social section TOWER) "Leora Morgan spent Sunday with Maben and Melba Hassler... Wm. Morgan, wife and children, Helen, Anna and William and Mrs. Sarah Morgan were Sunday guests at the home of Peter Gilmet... Leora Morgan spent Sunday night at Roy Wickersham's."

1927 The Cheboygan Democrat, June 2, 1927.. (social section TOWER) "Wm. Morgan, wife and two children are home from Owosso for a few days. Wm. Wrigglesworth and family, Jack Wriggleswroth and Lloyd Morgan and brother of Owosso are guests at the home of their uncle Wm. Morgan."

1927 The Cheboygan Democrat, July 28, 1927.. (social section TOWER) "Wm. Morgan has returned to Owosso after spending a few days with his family here... William, Carl and Jack Wigglesworth of Owosso spent the weekend at the home of Wm. Morgan."

1927 The Cheboygan Democrat, August 11, 1927.. "(Tower) - William Morgan and nephews Jack and Cecil Wrigglesworth of Owosso spent the week end with the formers family here."

1930 CENSUS, Woodhull Twp., Shiawassee Co. MI -- William J. Morgan 47,.. Gertrude D. 41,.. Floyd A. 20,.. Helen L. 15,.. Annie H. 9,.. William H. 4.

1940 CENSUS, Forest Twp,, Cheboygan Co., MI (May 1940) Sheet 4B -- William Morgan 57, laborer - Road Construction, highest grade completed 4,.. Gertrude, wife, 51, highest grade completed 6,.. William, son, 14, highest grade completed 8,.. all born in Michigan. info on this family in the Everingham family of MI book 2006

see additional info on the Morgan family and Tower, MI, in the book:
The Everingham Family of MI, (c)2006

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