|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1907|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||May 24, 1984|
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Marion Morgan, daughter of Frank and Glennie Holland Morgan, was born in 1907 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was twice married, having a son by her first marriage and later adopting a daughter. Although her first occupation was in a beauty parlor, Marion aspired to be a writer. By her early 30s, Marion was known in Taos, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe as an up and coming author, with her writing penned using her married name of Marion M. Estergreen or M. Morgan Estergreen.
New Mexico's beauty and its history, which included pioneer, Kit Carson, were the inspiration for Marion's writing. She wrote both poetry and prose. Her first published book was "Chapels on the Trail." However, she is best known for her biographies, "Kit Carson: a portrait in courage" and "The Real Kit Carson." She was also a regular contributor to New Mexico Magazine. Throughout her career, Marion won several writing awards, including poet laureate of New Mexico. She was an active member of the writer's guild in Taos, a member of the Taos Chamber of Commerce, and a charter member of the writer's guild in Albuquerque. Marion traveled extensively throughout her life, conducting research for her books, staying in touch with her family, and simply enjoying the culture and beauty the world offered.
Obituary below from the Santa Fe New Mexican, May 30, 1984 (with spelling corrections):
ESTERGREEN, MARION MORGAN, a past resident of Taos before moving to Santa Fe, passed away at her home on May 24, 1984.
Mrs. Estergreen was a self-employed author. She is survived by her daughter Sheryl Marian Estergreen of Santa Fe, sister Mrs. W. Floey Bryan, two grandchildren Annice Naomi Rains and Kalika Talia Raines.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 2, 1984 at The First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe.
Arrangements through McGee Memorial Chapel Mortuary and Crematory.
Francis Marion Morgan (1877 - 1919)
Glennie Biddie Holland Seufert (1873 - 1964)
John William Johnson (1901 - 1959)
Paul Henry Estergreen (1894 - 1963)*
Lee Roy Johnson (1926 - 1984)*
Inez "Elizabeth" Morgan Bryan (1903 - 1993)**
Marion Janette Morgan Estergreen (1907 - 1984)
Glenn Holland Morgan (1908 - 1977)*
Naomi Fay Morgan (1911 - 1924)*
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Originally Created by: Rich Dohm
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
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