Biography of Charles Morgan
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Morgan, Charles, born in New York City, when three years of age came to Penn Yang with his uncle F. H. Morgan, residing with him until ten or twelve years of age, when at his uncle's death he went to live with Susan Wells in Jerusalem, remaining five years. At the age of fifteen he entered the store of M. D. Munger, under contract to clerk for him for five years, for which he was to receive $50 the first year, $80 the second year, $100 the third year, $120 the fourth year and $150 the fifth year. After one year Mr. Munger sold his business to Messerole & Co., and he remained with, them five years. They then moved west, Mr. Morgan going with them to Red Wing in 1857, where he remained one year, then entered the hardware store of Morgan & Co., remaining about six months, after which he went to Iowa City for one year, then to Illinois remaining two years on a farm, after which he returned to Penn Yang in the fall of 1861 and entered a mercantile establishment, where he remained one year, then entered the store of N. R. Long & Co., remaining until 1886, when the firm wads changed to Morgan & Perkins. Mr. Morgan, in company with H. W. Perkins, purchased the stock of N. R. & W. H. Long, continuing until 1891, when he bought Mr. Perkins's interest. On account of failing health he sold the business on April 26, to D. A. Ogden. Mr. Morgan married Ione Corey Morse, of Penn Yang.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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