|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1862, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1941|
MORGAN, Charles E., cashier of the Litchfleld Banking and Trust Company, and a man of wide connections and high commercial rating, was born at Springfield, 1ll., April 2, 1862, a son of Walter P. and Mary (Brockman) Morgan, natives of Plainfield, Conn., and Sangamou County, Ill., respectively. The grandparents, Horace and Mercy Ann (Button) Morgan, were born in Connecticut. In 1839 a colony came from Connecticut down the Ohio River on a flathoat, and up the Mississippi River, and located at old Stonington, Ill., and the Morgans were among the number. William Brockman, the maternal grandfather, was born in Illinois. Walter P. Morgan was a passenger conductor on the Wabash Railroad for thirty-three years. He died at Decatur, IL, in 1890, his wife having died in 1865 at Springfield, Ill.
After his mother's death, Charles E. Morgan was reared by his paternal grandparents at Springfield, and by them was sent to the grade and high schools. In 1881 he entered the First National Bank of Springfield as a clerk, and in 1884 became a conductor on a dining car on the Wabash Railroad, which position he held for five years. In 1892 he came to Litchfleld to assume the duties of assistant cashier to Col. Delos Van Deusen, the latter having become cashier of the bank of M. M. Martin & Company. In 1903 the bank was reorganized as the Litchfleld Banking & Trust Company, and in 1901 Mr. Morgan was made cashier of the concern, and still holds that position. He is also president of the Litchfleld Foundry & Machine Company, and in 1904 the company was made a stock company. In addition Mr. Morgan is treasurer of the Elmwood Cemetery Association, and treasurer of the Cooperative Savings and Loan Company.
On April 2, 1890, Mr. Morgan was married to Mattie A. Martin, born at Cochran, Ind., March 5, 1871, a daughter of Mark N. and Matilda (Orchard) Martin, both born in England. Mr. and Mrs. Martin have two children; Harold, who was born in January. 1891, is with the Litchfleld Foundry & Machine Company; and Mabel A., who was born in July, 1895. Mr. Morgan is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Republican. A Knight Templar Mason, he is now serving on the committee having charge of the control of buildings. The order of Elks also holds his membership and for ten years he served the local lodge as treasurer. In every capacity, he has proven his worth as a man and his ability as a financier.
Walter P Morgan (1837 - 1889)
Mary Ann Brockman Morgan (____ - 1865)
Matilda Adelle Martin Morgan (1871 - 1955)*
Harold Morgan (1891 - 1960)*
Mabel Alma Morgan Sihler (1895 - 1975)*
Charles Ellsworth Morgan (1862 - 1941)
Ida Morgan (1863 - 1864)*
Jay Gould Morgan (1883 - 1888)**
Horace E. Morgan (1885 - 1918)**
Grace Morgan Buhrman (1888 - 1953)**
Litchfield (Montgomery County)
Created by: Don
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
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