fact sources and writings about this individual:
Research of Kevin Everingham 1999-2010;
Verbal interview with Kevin - July 1999, Leora and her daughter Ruth recalled the family of John Morgan, Leora's uncle./ Brother of her father "William Morgan (b.1882)". Leora also recalled that her cousin "Carl" listed above was killed in a train accident.
1900 CENSUS Bennington Twp. Shiawassee, MI ... Joseph Morgan, b.Aug 1854 NY, parents b.NY, married,... Sarah, b.Dec 1860 MI, wife, parents b.NY, married 24 yrs, mother of 4, 3 living,... Laura, b.Sept 1878 MI, daughter, single,... John, b.Oct 1880 MI, son,... William, b.June 1882 MI, son.
1904 Marriage Registration, Shiawassee Co. MI (Vol 4, pg 265 #5481) -- (groom) John Morgan 23, b.MI s/o Jos Morgan & Sarah Farnham,...(bride) Millie Jones 18, b.MI, d/o James Jones & Emma Vanderhoff,.. m.2 March 1904 at Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan.
1908 Owosso Times, July 31, 1908..."(social section) John Morgan and Will Harriman have gone to Durand to open a blacksmith shop." not sure if this refers to the same John Morgan, but family notes, 1910 Census and 1911 directory say he was a blacksmith.
April 27, 1910 CENSUS of Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI
John and family were living on Comstock Street in Owosso. John, 29 was a Blacksmith, Millie A. -his wife, was 24. They noted that they had been married for six years (abt. 1904) and that they had 2 children; Myrltle I. was 3 years old, and Lloyd E. was 15/12ths old.
1911 Owosso City Directory 1910-1911 ... "John H. & Millie Morgan, he was a blacksmith at G.R. Preston and resided at 439 Comstock, Owosso, MI"
1918 U.S. Selective Service, WWI Draft Registration.. "John H. Morgan, 37, born 13 Oct 1880 at Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI, occ; farmer, nearest relative; Millie Morgan at Route 10, Owosso, MI,... tall height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair, signed Sept 12, 1918."
1920 CENSUS Shiawassee County, MI, (image #414, Sheet 7) ... John H. Morgan 39 b.MI,.. Millie A. 34, b.MI,.. Myrtle I 12,.. Loyd E. 10,.. Wesley G. 8,.. James K. 2y3m,.. Lucille M. 1,.. Emma Jones 66, mother-in-law, widowed.
1930 CENSUS Bennington, Shiawassee, MI (Sheet 3B, family #63)... Millie Morgan 44, b.MI,
Mdcrossed out Wd written above it,.. Wesley Morgan 18, b.MI, son,.. James Morgan 12, originally written like shown here, James and Wesley are written over and changed (later?) but were originally in the right order. b.MI, son,.. Lucile Morgan 10, b.MI, dau,.. Hazel Morgan 8, b.MI, dau,.. Carl Morgan 5, b.MI, son,.. Emma Jones 76, b.MI, widow, mother. the next home is Mertle (Morgan) Osborn and her family... John was NOT living with them, John H. Morgan shows up in this census:
1930 John H. Morgan, age 49, listed as a married inmate, at the Pontiac State Hospital, Oakland County, MI. John H. Morgan was still there in the 1940 CENSUS, and died in Oakland County, MI in 1950. The Pontiac State Hospital was an asylum... why he ended up there is unknown Population at the Pontiac State Hospital by 1929 was 1,688. By 1955, approximately 3,100 patients were residing at the Pontiac State Hospital.
Research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2012:
1940 CENSUS of Bennington twp., Shiawassee, MI (Sheet 1A, fam #10)... Emma Jones 86, b.MI,.. Millie Morgan 54, b.MI, M for married is crossed out., dau,.. Carl A. Morgan 15, b.MI, grandson.
1950 Oakland County, MI death certificate... "John H. Morgan 70, born in MI, married, son of Joseph Morgan & Sarah Farmer, died 5 Dec 1950 at Pontiac, Oakland County, MI."
Oakwood Cemetery Bennington Township, Shiawassee County, MI ... MORGAN headstone; John H. 1880-1950, Millie A. 1885-1968....other headstones in this cemetery;... Carl A. Morgan (1924-1972),.. Myrtle I. Morgan Osborn (b.11 Aug 1907 d.11 Aug 1991)