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ROWLAND MORGAN died Friday morning at 9:15 o'clock at his home on East Sixth avenue. He had been in failing health for months; But his condition was not considered serious until last week. Bladder trouble was the cause of his death.

Rowland Morgan was born in Montgomeryshire, North Wales, July 22, 1836. He grew to manhood near his place of birth, and learned the stonemason trade. He was married February 4,1865 to Miss Ellen Jones, a native of Festiniog, Merionethshire, and two years later, the family came to America, settling in Ohio, where Mr. Morgan worked at his trade.

A year later the family moved to Kansas, where they have since lived. Upon coming to Emporia they located on a farm south of town, lived there until four years ago when they moved to town.

Since boyhood Mr. Morgan has been an active church member and upon coming to Emporia united immediately with the Second Presbyterian church, and has at all times been faithful and willing in the performance of his duties.

Besides his wife, he leaves one brother, Thomas Morgan, of Emporia and four children. They are Mrs. Guy B. Sierer of Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Gary Wilson of Emporia; Miss Esther V. Morgan of Emporia; William J. Morgan of Glens Ferry, Idaho.

This is the g-g-g-grandfather of Jobriath M. Morgan of Vancouver, Washington.

Emporia Weekly Gazette, Thursday, December 29, 1910

The funeral of Rowland Morgan was held Tuesday (Dec.,27th), afternoon at 1;30, in the Second Presbyterian Church. The services were conducted by Rev. R. Henry Jones, assisted by Rev. J. H. J. Rice, Rev. D. M. Morgan and Rev. J. Calvin Jones. Beautiful floral offerings were received, and showed the high esteem in which Mr. Morgan was
held by his many friends. A quartet, composed of Misses. Myfanwy Rees and Elizabeth Williams; James Lewis and Edward Owen sang Welsh hymns, "Nearer My God to Thee", and "Jesus Lover of My Soul."

The honorary pall-bearers were L. W. Lewis, Jacob O. Jones, Edward J. Parry, D. L Thomas, Edward O. Davis and Owen Thomas. The active
pall-bearers were T. H. Lewis, Richard Morris, H. W. Hughes, D. J. Lewis, William Humphrey and D. C. Jones. The interment was made in the
Lower Dry Creek Cemetery.

Roland Morgan was the g-g-grandfather of Lynn Tracy Morgan of Morgan, Utah

Transcribed and Contributed by Robert V. Woods

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