Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thomas N. Morgan, W. O. W. Unveiling

Sunday, Sept. 29, 1902, Rosewood Camp, No. 22, W. O. W. assisted by all visiting Camps will unveil the monument of Sov. Thomas N. Morgan, in the new cemetery in Marion, Ky.  Sovereign J. P. Stubblefield of Corydon, Ky., Camp and Sovereign W. T. Oakley, chaplain of Rosewood Camp, Marion, Ky., will be the orators of the unveiling ceremonies. 

The unveiling will take place at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.  Said to be one of the handsomest in the new cemetery.  The Marion Silver Cornet Band will furnish suitable music for the occasion.

Thomas N. Morgan's stone is pictured at the right.  Not the usual W. O. W. monument in the shape of a tree trunk.

Here is Thomas Morgan's obituary from The Crittenden Press, Feb. 7, 1907.  Thomas Newton Morgan, son of John P. Morgan, of Marion was instantly killed at Valley Junction Ohio by being struck by a fast passenger train Jan. 31st.  The news came to the dead man's parents first in the shape of a telegram which however was brief and gave no particulars.

The remains arrive here Saturday night and taken to the residence of his parents.  The funeral was preached Sunday afternoon.  Members of the Knights of Pythas, and Woodmen of the World then took charge of the remains and conducted the interment at the new cemetery.

Thomas Newton Morgan was born August 30, 1879, the couty near Marion.  He professed religion Nov. 6th, 1897 and joined Caldwell Springs C hurch and retained his membership there until he died.  For several years he has been engineer on the railroad working principaly in the north and he had a fine position which was paying hin $1500 per annum.

He was not married.  He is the third child of J. P. Morgan, the one armed man and was a great hep and consolation to his father and mother.  He is survived by three brothers, James, Will and Joe and one sister, Mrs. T. L. Patterson.

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