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Morgan, Harrison A.
Age: 25, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/17/62, m/i 9/22/62, PVT, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, wdd 8/14/64 pr CPL, pr SGT 2/8/65, tr to 246th Co., 1st Btln, VRC 2/21/65, m/o 7/8/65
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Birth: 01/07/1837, Cambridge, VT
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: thoran/Findagrave #47081254
Findagrave Memorial #: 62243234
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/16/1865; widow Sarah A., 12/26/1902, IA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA
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DEATH CAME SUDDENLY
While Shoveling Snow H. A. Morgan is Stricken with Apoplexy and Dies.
ENTIRE LEFT SIDE PARALYZED
Found on the Sidewalk, Unconscious - Carried Home, Where He Lingered Four Hours - Was an Old-time Iowa Central Machinist and Well Known in the City.
Death came suddenly to H. A. Morgan, a well-known resident of the city and for many years an employee of the Iowa Central. Mr. Morgan was cleaning snow from a sidewalk in front of the home of his son, on South Second street, at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when he was stricken with apoplexy. He fell to the walk and lay there probably twenty minutes before any one noticed him. He was picked up unconscious and carried to his home, corner of Second and Nevada streets, where he died at 8 o'clock without regaining consciousness excepting during one very brief interval shortly after the attack. The entire left side was paralyzed by the shock.
Harrison A. Morgan was born in Cambridge, Vt., on Jan. 7, 1837, and was married to Sarah A. Felton on June 26, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan came to Marshalltown in November, 1867,and shortly afterwards Mr. Morgan entered the employ of the Iowa Central as a machinist. He has worked in the shops here until about four years when, owing to his ill health, he was compelled to give up active work.
Mr. Morgan served his country during the civil war as a member of Company H. Second Vermont volunteers infantry, and was badly wounded in one engagement, when he was shot thru the right lung. He has been prominently identified with Frank M. Thomas Post, No. 94, G. A. R., and was also a member of Iowa Valley Lodge No. 496, A. F. and M.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his aged wife, who has been almost helpless for the past two years because of paralysis, and has only recently been able to be up and about the house, and two sons. The latter are Marshall B. Morgan, an Iowa Central engineer, living in this city, and William H. Morgan, of Libertyville, Ill. Mr. M. B. Morgan was at Postville, on a visit with his wife to the latter's parents, when Mr. Morgan died, and has been telegraphed for. It is expected he will arrive this evening. Mr. W. H. Morgan is also expected either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Mr. Morgan has been a member of the Methodist church of this city for twenty-five years. The funeral will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Dr. F. M. Coleman.
Source: Evening-Times Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa), December 17, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.