Emma <I>Leavitt</I> Morgan

Emma Leavitt Morgan

Birth
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Dec 1956 (aged 91)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 80840943 · View Source
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MORGAN, EMMA LEAVITT
Buried: 5 Jan 1956
Lot 9466 Section 29

Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915
Name: Emma Leavitt
Birth Date: 22 May 1865
Birth Place: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
Father: Herry S Leavitt
Mother: Martha A
Contributor: C D Bird (49157592)

Emma Leavitt Morgan
May 22, 1865
December 29, 1956

Picture:
left: Mabel Cahill (1863-1905), Irish tennis player, US champion 1891, 1892 right: Emma Leavitt Fellowes Morgan, US tennis player

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Transcription:

William Fellowes Morgan
September 24, 1860
May 2, 1943
---E.L.M.
Emma Leavitt Morgan
May 22, 1865
December 29, 1956

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Father: Henry Sheldon LEAVITT b: 9 MAY 1825 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
Mother: Martha Ann YOUNG b: 28 OCT 1827 in New York, NY

Married: William Fellowes Morgan
Married: 22 JAN 1885 in St Thomas Church, New York, New York

Children
1. Pauline "Polly" MORGAN b: 16 FEB 1893 in New Jersey
2. Beatrice MORGAN b: 26 JUN 1886
3. William Fellowes MORGAN b: 13 MAR 1889

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Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) 30 Dec 1956, Sun

New York – Dec 29 – Mrs Emma L Morgan Woman’s National Doubles Tennis Champion in 1891, died today in her Manhattan apartment.

She was the widow of William F Morgan, Sr, former Board Chairman of the Merchants Refrigerating Company. She was married to William F Morgan in 1855.

Mrs Morgan served as President of the YWCA of New York from 1917 to 1923 and had been a Director since 1912. She was chairman in 1913 of the large fund-raising program which resulted in the obtaining of three million dollars, some of which was used to erect Central Club for Nurses, later renamed Morgan Hall in honor of Mrs Morgan.

She was an expert sportswoman and in addition to her skill in tennis, won many trophies as a member of the Metropolitan Golf Team. She won the National Doubles Tennis Championship with Mabel Esmond Cahill as her partner.
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Daily News (NY NY) 30 Dec 1956, Sun

Mrs Emma Leavitt Morgan, 91, active in civic and philanthropic affairs who helped raise millions for the YWCA, died yesterday at her home, 45 E 62nd St. She was the mother of William Fellowes Morgan Jr, former Commissioner of Markets.
Contributor: C D Bird (49157592) • cdb4204@netzero.com

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Mabel Esmonde Cahill (1863–1905) was an Irish female tennis player, active in the late 19th century, and was the first foreign woman to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 1891 US National Championships.

Born 2 April 1863, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Cahill won the Orange Club ladies championship in 1890 and 1891.[1][2]

Cahill became the first foreign woman to win a major tournament when she defeated Ellen Roosevelt in the 1891 US Championships women's final at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.[3] She successfully defended her women's singles title in 1892[4] and also won the women's doubles title with Adeline McKinlay and the mixed doubles title with Clarence Hobart. She did not defend her titles in 1893.[5] She died on 1 January 1905 in Ireland.

In 1976, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame



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  • Created by: Zoe Tom
  • Added: 22 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80840943
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Leavitt Morgan (22 May 1865–29 Dec 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80840943, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374) .