Luman James Morgan

FatherJames H Morgan (1864-1956)
MotherElizabeth J Garwood (1861-1952)
Luman James Morgan
(Src: Pamela Fletcher)
Luman James Morgan, son of James H Morgan and Elizabeth J Garwood, was born in Tippecanoe City, Miami County, OhioG, on 3 December 1904.1,2 He died aged 78 at Toms River, Ocean County, New JerseyG, on 31 May 19833 and was buried at Christ Church Memorial Garden, Toms RiverG.4 He married in 1941, Elizabeth Waln Meirs, daughter of John Meirs and Sarah Henshaw.3 Elizabeth was born in New Egypt, Ocean CountyG, on 12 July 1913.3,4 She died aged 90 on 6 February 2004 and was buried at Christ Church Memorial Garden, Toms RiverG.4
     In 1910 Luman was living in Elizabeth, Miami County, OhioG, in the household of his parents James and Elizabeth, and was recorded in the census as Luman Morgan, aged five and born in Ohio.5
     Luman completed a World War II draft registration card on 16 October 1940. He was aged 35 and was employed at the Cathedral of St Paul, Erie. He was living at 104 West 9th Street, Erie, PennsylvaniaG, and named his sister Clara Blakeman as his contact.6

Luman J. Morgan
78, Episcopal priest

Lacey Township—The Rev. Luman J. Morgan, a former rector of the Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River, died Tuesday at Community Memorial Hospital, Toms River.
     Father Morgan, 78, was born in Tipp City, Ohio.
     He was graduated from Kenyon College, Ohio, and in 1931 received a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Bexley Hall. He was ordained in 1932.
     He became an assistant to the Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Paul, Erie, Pa., in 1940. Later, he served as rector of the Episcopal Church of Merciful Saviour, Penns Grove.
     From 1952 to 1972, Father Morgan was rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River.
     In 1972, he celebrated his 50th year as a priest.
     He was a supply priest for the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Tuckerton, from 1973 to 1979, when he retired.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Waln Meirs; two sons, James S., Haddonfield, and Nicholas W., Howell Township, and two sisters, Clara Blakeman, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Grace Otwell, Beaumont, Calif.
     The Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, 2 Jun 1983, p 20

Elizabeth Waln Meirs Morgan, 90, of Forked River, Lacey, died Friday, Feb. 6, of a stroke. Mrs. Morgan, sometimes nicknamed "The Pines Baroness," was well known for her environmental and historical activism, her prodigious knowledge of the history and nature of Ocean and Monmouth counties, and her Episcopal church work. She was born and raised in New Egypt. After receiving her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, she was a teacher and social worker until she married in 1941. She was the author of church-related publications and was a correspondent on history and nature for Ocean County newspapers. She served as president and board member of the Ocean County Historical Society and was active in several other local historical societies. She loved history, exploring, "botanizing," and bird-watching. She was a lifelong volunteer educator, a formidable repository of local lore and a witty, wise raconteur. A portrait of Mrs. Morgan by artist Linda Reddington hangs in the Wells Mills County Park nature center to honor her advocacy to save the area.
     She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Luman J. Morgan, in 1993; her parents, John and Sarah Henshaw Meirs; and a brother, John Meirs, in 1993. Surviving are two sons, James S. Morgan of Barrington, and Nicholas W. Morgan of Columbus.
     Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River.

Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, 7 Feb 2004, p 3

Luman James Morgan
(Src: Newspaper obituary)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. WWII draft.
  3. Obituary.
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. 1910 United States Federal Census
    Roll: T624_1215; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0109; FHL microfilm: 1375228
    Elizabeth, Miami County, Ohio, 21 Apr 1910
    Morgan, James, head, 45, m1. 18y, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, farmer
    Morgan, Elizabeth, wife, 48, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Morgan, Clara, dau, 12, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Morgan, Mariam, dau, 10, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Morgan, Grace, dau, 9, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
    Morgan, Luman, son, 5, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH.
  6. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Serial 2173, Luman James Morgan ["Rev" added in different hand], [104 West 9th St, Erie, PA deleted] 100 E Maple Ave, Penn's Grove, NJ, age 35, b. Tippecanoe City, OH, 3 Dec 1904, contact Mrs Clara Blakeman, sister, of 401 West Plum St, Tippecanoe City, emp. Cathedral of St Paul, 129 West 6th St, Erie, PA, race white, ht 6' 2½", wt 140, eyes blue, hair brown, complexion dark. Reg. Erie, PA, 16 Oct 1940."
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