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 Amelia <I>Sturges</I> Morgan

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Amelia Sturges Morgan

  • Birth 5 Jul 1835 Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1862 Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • Burial Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 69042815

First wife of J. Pierpont Morgan.

Not long after he arrived in New York, John Pierpont Morgan ("J.P. Morgan" fell in love with Amelia Sturges (nickname, Memie). She was the daughter of Jonathan Sturges, a well-known merchant and patron of the arts. In 1859 Memie and her parents decided to embark upon a "grand tour". Pierpont drew-up a travel itinerary for them. He later joined them in London (at the end of their tour), and he began seeing Memie every day for the next two weeks, and then escorted her family back across the Atlantic. In the spring of 1860 she agreed to marry him, but early the following winter, she came-down with a severe cough which simply did not go away. They were married on October 7, 1861 (having refused to postpone the wedding), and the couple went to the Mediterranean for a honeymoon cure. In Paris, lung specialists diagnosed Memie's illness as tuberculosis. She wrote to her mother: "I wish you could see his loving devoted care of me, he spares nothing for my comfort and improvement." Despite his attentions, a mere 4 months after their wedding, Memie died (February 1862). Pierpont was but twenty-four years old.

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  • Created by: Bob R
  • Added: 28 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69042815
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Sturges Morgan (5 Jul 1835–17 Feb 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69042815, citing Fairfield East Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Bob R (contributor 47479948) .