February 15th 1935 – Pontypool Man’s Death in America
The death has occured in Phoenix City, U.S.A., at the age of 70 of Dr D E Morgan, a former Pontypool man who emigrated to America as a young man of 19.
Dr. Morgan was the seventh of eleven sons of the late William and Martha Morgan of the Wern, Goytrey, where a family tenancy of 60 years existed. Seven of his brothers survive him, the youngest being Mr David H Morgan of the Gwynedd, Goytrey. Three of the brothers are in America.
Dr Morgan was born in 1864 and in 1883 went to America, where he studied medicine and received diplomas from Illinois State University and the College of Medicine at Milwaukee, Wis..
He married in 1890 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. Two sons and a daughter are dead. He leaves six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The respect in which Dr Morgan was held in the country of his adoption is proved by the obituary notices which appear in the local press. One states:-
Dr Morgan has resided in the Alabama community for so many years that he well may be termed a pioneer citizen. In years gone by, his drug store was a veritable community centre. He was closely identified with the history of his city in its growth and development. During his long, useful life-time, he made a multitude of friends, and he will be greatly missed.
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