JAMES A. MORGAN            GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Burlingame Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 1913, Pg. 1:

Vol. XV111, No. 31





  James A. Morgan was born in Roseville, Ohio, March 10, 1836, and died in Burlingame, Kansas May 6, 1913, aged 77 years, 1 month and 26 days.  He was married in 1857 to Mary Jane Tipton, who for more than half a century was a faithful and loving companion, preceding him to the other side about two years.  Her only regret in departing was that she could no longer minister to him in his sad affliction.  In 1872 Mr. Morgan moved with his family to Topeka where he remained four years, then came to Burlingame where he has since resided.  Eight children were born to them, six of whom survive—Geo. C. Morgan, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Frank and Samuel Morgan, of Oklahoma; E. E. Morgan, of Burlingame, Kas.; Mrs. Olla Welsh, Reading, Kas.; and Mrs. Ella Smith, of Burlingame, with whom he made him home for some time previous to his decease.  Two sons, Ross E. and William, previously deceased.  Mr. Morgan served as soldier in the Civil War in the 16th Ohio Regiment.  He had been a great sufferer for a number of years.  During a greater portion of the time of his illness he was blind.  He bore the affliction with the fortitude, only begotten by faith in an all wise and beneficent Providence who orders our way and directs our paths.  His yearning desire for many months has been to depart and be at rest with the loved ones gone before.  His suffering was relieved to the limit of human power by the tender ministry of his daughters, all that duty and devotion prompted was cheerfully rendered.  An unspeakable solace to an afflicted old age is the tender care of those loved best.  Mr. Morgan was not a member of any church, but in conversation with family and friends he expressed a firm faith in the Savior of man—and he faced the future without fear.  To him death was not a dreaded monster, but rather a ministrant mercy of a kind Providence that gave him deliverance from this body of pain and opened the may into “the land of far stretching distance,” where he should “behold the King in his beauty.”  Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church Thursday, May 8th, 2:30 p. m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. I. B. Pulliam.  Interment in the Burlingame cemetery.