Biography of S. W. Morgan
Winona County, MN Biographies

S. W. MORGAN, jeweller and watchmaker, 15 East Second street. This business was begun May 1, 1862, in its present location and has so continued. At its establishment it was conducted in the first floor of three story building, upper floors used for hotel purposes. This building was destroyed in the great fire of July 5, 1862, in which Mr. Morgan's loss was comparatively light, his whole stock not exceeding $1,000 in value, and which was mostly saved by his own exertions. The next morning after the fire, business was temporarily established on Main street, in a building in process of erection for a warehouse, and conducted there for thirty days, when a return was made to the old location, where a temporary structure had been meantime erected. The following year, 1863, Mr. Morgan bought the lot he was occupying, and in 1866 erected his present structure, a two story and basement brick, 20 x 53 1/2 feet. The store is furnished with a double compartment steel safe, positively fireproof; the business employs three workmen besides the proprietor, and is one of the most elegant jewelry establishments in the state. Mr. Morgan is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana; came with his parents to Illinois; removed afterward to the county seat, where he learned his trade, and had resided eleven years before coming to this city. He is member and director of the board of trade, a stockholder in the Winona wagonworks, and fully identified with the city's commercial and industrial growth. A prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church; he has been for seventeen years secretary of its Sabbath school.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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