Friday, February 3, 2012

John Morgan's Death as Mentioned in the Salt Lake Herald

Death of John Morgan.

A Well Known Citizen Passes Away at Preston, Idaho.

John Morgan died of typhoid malaria at 5:30 p. m. Tuesday, at Preston, Ida. His death was the culmination of a severe illness extending over more than a month.

He was a prominent figure in politics and in educational movements, and was held in high esteem by those of his own and other faiths. Many will  mourn in his passing away the loss of the truest and best of friends.

He was born in Greensburgh, Ind., Aug. 8, 1842, and was the son of Gerard and Eliza A. H. Morgan. He served with distinction in the Union army during the war of the Rebellion. At the close he came to Utah and since that time he has been a resident of this city. He was one of the instructors in the Utah university in the early history of that institution and, later, he opened the Morgan commercial college in the building now known as the Morgan hotel. He has been identified with the Mormon church since 1867 and has served it in the capacity of president of the southern states mission and one of the first seven presidents of the seventies, which latter position he held to the time of his death.

He leaves a wife [three wives] and several children.

The remains will arrive this morning and the funeral services will be held at the Salt Lake assembly hall at 4 p.m. today.

Salt Lake Herald, August 16, 1894. (The information in the article, like many things in the newspaper, should be taken with a grain of salt.)

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