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Ray F. and Marie Morgan , Pleasant Valley

Agra Post Office
1895 Phillips County, Kansas, Crystal township

James Morgan, 38, IL, Anna Morgan, 27, IA, Maggie B. Morgan, 9, KS, Glen S. Morgan, 7, KS, Ray F. Morgan, 5, KS, Jesse H. Morgan, 3, KS, Floy M. Morgan, 1, KS,

Cassie married Samuel Heaton, and in 1910 they're in Rawlins County, Kansas, Sam 31, Cassie 29, Willet 8, Mildred 6, Cora 2, and Clinton five months.
Sam and Cassie are in Rawlins County for the 1920 and 1930 census years. In 1940 athey're in Yuma County - Sam is 51, Cassey Irene 48, Clinton Samuel 20, and Lois Irene 18.

Anna and John F. Strong were the parents of William C. Strong born about 1852 in Indiana. He was the father of Cassie, who married Sam Heaton. William's sister was Anna, born about 1869, mother of Ray. So Cassie Heaton of Pleasant Valley, Yuma County, was the aunt of the Morgan brothers.

In 1900 Phillips County, Kansas, William Strong born Jan 1852 in Indiana, married 27 years to Rheney Jan 1852 Ohio ,have Stella G. March 188 Loutze C. April 1882, Cora M. Dec 1884, Jordan F. April 1887, Clyde O. June 1889, and Cassie I. Feb 1892, all kids born in Kansas

In 1910 Phillips County, Kansas, James A. Morgan is 56, Anna M. 41, married 25 years. Maggie B. is 24, Glenn S. 22, Ray F. 20, Jessie H. 18, Floy M. 16, Harry J. 13, Elsie C. 11, Walter R. 7, and Dee H. 5.
February 1917
In 1920 Yuma County 5N 47W, Ray F. Morgan is 29, Kansas, Mary S. 23 Kansas, with Harold A. 6, Eugene A. 3, and Ardell 2 Kansas.
Chester A. Westfall married Ethel A. Skeen in 1910 in Bent County, Colorado, divorcing in Bent County in 1917.
In 1920, Chester Westfall is a carpenter in Keenesburg, Colorado, born 1887 in Iowa. Marie - the same age ? - born in Kentucky, has a ladies-wear shop.
Maybe he's the Chester A. Westfall who married Henrietta M. Bartlett September 22, 1918 in Colorado.
Chester Allyn Westfall registered for WWI in Roggen Colorado, born March 29, 1884, farming, nearest relative Marie Westfall of Roggen.
In 1924 Denver, Chester A. (Marie) works for Denver Wrecking, and they live at 4935 Lincoln.

Ray F. Morgan married Marie Westfall October 31, 1927, recorded in Jefferson County.
1928 "Mrs. Ray Morgan, of northeast of Yuma, went up to Denver to visit her mother, who was reported to be very ill."
"Mrs. Ray Morgan...returned Friday afternoon from a few days visit in Denver. She was acconpanied on the homeward journey by her mother. Mrs. W. Adair, who expects to remain here for some time."
In 1930 Yuma County Ray is 40 born in Kansas, Marie 40, Kentucky, Harold A. 16 Kansas, Eugene R. 14 Kansas, Melva 12 Kansas. Mother Ellen Adair 64 is with them, born in Kentucky.
September 1939

December 7, 1939

They're in Wray in 1940, with no kids, and Ray is working in the county clerk's office.

Ray Franklin Morgan 1889-1952 is buried in Yuma, # 74038251, with Marie 1889-1957 and his mother Ellen Adair 1869-1930.
May 1, 1952

HAROLD - brother of Ray
May 28, 1942
February 15, 1959

JAMES H. "Harry" brother of Ray
In November 1926 Yuma County, a Harry Morgan served on an election board, receiving $7.00.
April 4, 1940 "Ed Strong, Harry Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rogers and Irene Heaton left Sudnay morning for Phillipsburg, Kansas, to attend the funeral of an uncle and father of Mrs. Sam Heaton. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family."
December 12, 1940 "Mr. and Mrs. Willet Heaton and baby, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Rogers and family, Harry Morgan and Ed Strong spent Sunday at the Sam Heaton home."
February 1943 "Harry Morgan and Jerd and Clyde Strong spent Sunday at the Sam Heaton home."
September 21, 1950 "Mr. and Mrs. Sam Heaton, Clyde Strong and Harry Morgan was (sic) called to Kensington, Kansas by the death of a relative on Thursday. They returned home Sunday."
That's probably Maggie Morgan 1886-1950, a sister of Ray and Harry.

Nov 16, 1950 "Mrs. Sam Heaton and Clyde Strong received word Monday that their sister, Mrs. Hattie Mong of Piqua, Kansas, had passed away. Harry Morgan accompanied Mrs. Heaton and Clyde Strong to Kansas for the funeral."
April 1, 1954 "Harry Morgan and his brothers, Walter and Dee Morgan from Iowa were guests at the Sam Heaton home."
June 28, 1955

James Henry Morgan, son of James and Anna Strong Morgan, was born June 13, 1896, near Kensington, Kans. It was here he grew to manhood, having received his education in the local schools and found great interest and happiness in the life of a farmer.
He was a veteran of World War I. After this he located at Yuma, Colo., where he remained until poor health caused him to go to Iowa to make his home with his brothers and sisters.
He was a quiet, home-loving disposition, forming many close friendships throughout his lifetime. Very notable was his friendship with children and they gave him many hours of pleasure until his sickness advanced to where he could only listen for their voices at play and watch them from his window. He will be greatly missed by these friends.
He has been a patient sufferer for the past six years and every effort possible was made that he might retain his health but to no avail, and he was comforted by thoughts of the home where all suffering ends. He passed away June 19, 1956, at the age of 60 years and 6 days.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two sisters and three brothers. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jack Smith of Parkersburg, Ia., Mrs. Clifford Morgan; also two brothers, Walter and Dee Morgan, all of Fredericksburg, Ia.
James # 116558228 is buried in Kensington.

WALTER - brother of Ray

FLOY - sister of Ray
1958 "Mrs. Floy Morgan and Walter Morgan, of Fredericksburg, Iowa, and Mrs. and Mrs. Lincoln Strong of Kansas called at the Clinton Heaton home Friday night."
Walter Morgan 1903-1962 # 65596091 and Dee Morgan 1905-1968 # 65596156 share a tombstone in Fredericksburg.
Clifford S. Morgan 1894-1987 # 65783027 and Floy M. Morgan 1894-1987 # 65783009 share a tombstone in Fredericksburg, Iowa.
GENE - son of Ray
March 1949
July 8, 1965 "Gene Morgan of Haxtun and Mike McCarty of Boise Idaho and Lester Fetxer called at the Me. Collier home Saturday."
January 1978 "Mrs. Gene Morgan of Haxtun passed away and her funeral was held January 2."
Margaret I. Morgan 1917-1977 is buried in Haxtun # 58496915, with Eugene R. Morgan 1915-1995 # 58496909.

Haxtun Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, July 12, 1995

Eugene Raymond Morgan, age 79, of Haxtun, died Thursday, July 6, 1995, in Greeley.
Mr. Morgan was born in Kensington, Kansas on September 15, 1915, to Roy Franklin Morgan and Mary Sara (Allen) Morgan.
When he was a child, the family moved two miles south of Clarkville, where his father homesteaded. The family later moved to Wray. Mr. Morgan attended grade school at Pleasant Hill School on the Correction Line in Yuma County. He graduated in 1934 from Waverly High School in that same area.
In 1937 Mr. Morgan joined the U.S. Navy and served until receiving a medical discharge.
He worked in the sale barn at Wray. He then farmed for Jack Hutt, first at Wray and then at Dailey, an occupation he continued until his retirement.
Mr. Morgan then moved to Haxtun where he lived until his death. In Haxtun he served on the Town Board and the Haxtun Housing Authority. He was a Brethren Church Moderator and Deacon.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.
He is survived by a stepson, John H. Hewins, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; his second wife, Verona; a brother, Harold; and a sister, Ardell.
Services for Mr. Morgan, whose body was cremated, will be Thursday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Brethren in Haxtun. Inurnment will be at the Haxtun Cemetery.
In 1940 Gem County, Idaho, Ardella M. Moore, 22, born in Kansas, is with Cecil M. Moore, an auto mechanic, 35, Oklahoma. They were in Walker, Missouri in 1935.
They're in Boise in 1942, living at 1500 Grove. Fred (Mary) Moss, an electric welder live at 1500 1/2 Grove.

Melva Ardell Morgan, age 36, born in Kensington, Kansas, married Paul McCarty, 38, born in Covington, Kentucky in Boise Idaho Feb 14, 1954.
They divorced in 1960 in Ada County, Idaho.

Melva Ardelle (Morgan) (McCarty) Hunt, 1917-1968 is buried in Haxtun # 30756578 "Mother of Michael Paul McCarty"

One tree said Ray's first wife was Mary Sarah (Allen) 1898-1951 buried as Mary Moss in Boise, Idaho # 5222614. "Father was Clintion Elbride Allen Mother was Nancy Minerva Walter "

Her uncle might be the Wilford Ressler Allen dying in Haxtun, Colorado 1878-1940.

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