Leonard Cheatum Morgan

22 June 1853–19 March 1934 (Age 80)
Oakland, Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leonard Cheatum

When Leonard Cheatum Morgan was born on 22 June 1853, in Oakland, Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, James Morgan, was 23 and his mother, Clarissa J. West, was 21. He married Effie Ann Starr on 2 May 1876, in Douglas, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Pana, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Holliday, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1934. He died on 19 March 1934, in Dry Point Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States.

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Leonard Cheatum Morgan
Effie Ann Starr
Marriage: 2 May 1876
Leona Morgan
Anna Morgan
Florence Polly Morgan

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2 May 1876
Douglas, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology.2 Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin ( see Merrigan ).3 Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard C Morgan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard Morgan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lenard Morgan, "United States Census, 1900"

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