Biography of Dr. Morgan Enos



Berrien County

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MORGAN ENOS, M.D., was the third in a family of seven children, and was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., April 23, 1804. His father was a native of Connecticut, and his mother of Massachusetts, and from this sturdy New England stock the doctor derived the attributes which enabled him to win an honorable position as a self-made man. His early days were spent in school, until he became of sufficient age to assist his father on the farm, when he only attended school winters, working for his board. As soon as his education was sufficient to qualify him to teach, he entered the arena as an instructor, at the same time continuing his studies. At the age of twenty he began the study of medicine with Dr. Crowley, and afterwards studied with Dr. C. C. Cady, and attended lectures at Geneva College. About 1828 he commenced the practice of medicine in Wayne Co., N. Y., and was married in that county, at Huron, to Elizabeth Clark, daughter of William and Sophronia Clark, w.ho were also natives of Connecticut. Four children were the fruit of this union, and all are now living. In 1837 the doctor and his wife removed to Michigan, remaining in Benton township until the fall, when they located in Pipestone township, where the doctor followed farming and continued in the practice of his profession. His death occurred Sept. 24, 1868. Dr. Enos was a man universally respected and honored, and many friends mourned his loss. He was a Whig in his early days, and eventually became a Republican. He represented his district one term in the State Legislature, and also held numerous township offices. He was for some years supervisor of Pipestone township, and was its first clerk. Mrs. Enos outlived her husband ten years, and died Oct. 14, 1878. She was in every respect an estimable lady The religious views of Dr. limos and his wife were liberal. Two of their children are married. The oldest now Mrs. Webster resides on the old homestead, and her sister Juliet makes her home with her. The latter causes the accompanying portrait of her father to be inserted in this work.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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