Biography of Vance S. Morgan
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





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 (Snyder) Morgan.

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 the business.

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.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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