Vance S. Morgan. - As secretary and treasurer of the Morgan Company, owners and operators of Tims Restaurant
and Confectionery, 1864 North High Street, Mr. Morgan is recognized as one of the capable and representative young
business men of Columbus. He was born at Nelsonville, Ohio, November 14, 1897, the son of William and Mary Ann
William Morgan was born at Nelsonville, Ohio, October 22, 1863. He has been in the employ of the Hocking Valley
Railway practically his entire life and has served as fireman, engineer, conductor and trainmaster. In 1918 he
became mechanical supervisor of the Nelsonville Division. His wife was born in Vinton County, Ohio, April 7, 1867.
Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan: Gretchen, married C. R. Fisher, who is president of the William
F. Fisher Produce Company, Columbus; and Vance S., the subject of this sketch.
Vance S. Morgan attended East High School, Columbus, spent two years at Ohio State University, and was graduated
from Columbia University, New York City, in 1923 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. During the World War he
enlisted for service and spent ten months in France as a member of the One Hundred Thirty fifth Field Artillery,
Thirty seventh Division.
In April, 1925, the Morgan Company was incorporated and took over the interests of Times Restaurant and Confectionery,
with Ruth Morgan as president, and Vance S. Morgan as secretary and treasurer. This is one of the most popular
restaurants in the Ohio State University district, being located directly opposite from the entrance to the campus.
The restaurant itself has been in existence for twenty years and has always been recognized as one of the city's
smart eating places. A candy and soda shop, as well as a distinct coffee shop, are operated in connection with
On December 27, 1924, Mr. Morgan was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Fisher, of Columbus. She attended East High
School and Ohio State University. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have a son, William, born September 10, 1928.
Mr. Morgan is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Thirty second degree, Consistory and Shrine, Aladdin Temple, and
also belongs to the Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma fraternities. He belongs to the Brookside
Golf and Country Club, and is a director of the Columbus Restaurant Association.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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