Samuel John Morgan (1856-1939)

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Samuel J. Morgan, detail from a larger image, Phoenix Foundry Apprentices with their Model Locomotive Engine, Ballarat Historical Society Collection (Cat. No. 217.80), held at the Gold Museum. Image Copyright: Sovereign Hill Museums Association

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History

Samuel John Morgan was born 20 March 1856[1] in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) to Samuel John Morgan (c1829-1909) and Ellen Perry nee Millard (1833-1897).


In 1878, a Model Locomotive Engine was made by Samuel J. Morgan, who was apprenticed to the Phoenix Foundry. He built the model with his fellow apprentices Francis Henry Davis (1858-1940), Louis Ludwig Ballhausen (1857-1912), James Campbell Brown (1857-1936) and Herman Recard Warlond (1857-1948).


The steam engine was donated to the Ballarat School of Mines Museum, and is now part of the Ballarat Historical Society Collection, which is held at the Gold Museum.


Samuel John Morgan worked at the Phoenix Foundry in 1882, position unknown.


Samuel John Morgan died 1 November 1939 in his home "Edgeware" on Waghorn Street, Ipswich (Queensland, Australia). He is buried in Ipswich.

Obituary

CHARITY AND ENERGY. Death of Mr. S. J. Morgan. The death occurred early yesterday morning at his home "Edgeware," Waghorn-street, of Mr. Samuel John Morgan, at the age of 84 years. An old railway employee, in retirement now for nearly 20 years, he was noted in this district and others for his charity and energy. Many tributes already have been sent to his relatives for his kindnesses and the help he had always extended to the less fortunate. A noted singer in his younger days he was also prominent In work for the Congregational Church and Masonic lodges. The late Mr. Morgan passed away peacefully about 4 o'clock yesterday morning, and practically to the night before his health had been excellent. In his retirement he maintained energetic interest in all matters pertaining to engineering and directed it in a practical way to doing odd jobs about his house. He was engaged in such work the day before he died, in keeping with his oft repeated announcement "1 would rather wear out than rust out." Mr. Morgan was born in Melbourne in March, 1855. and attended the Geelong Grammar School when his family moved to Ballarat. He studied locomotive engineering and served his time with the Phoenix Engineering Works at Ballarat. He applied for and secured the job of foreman at Walkers Ltd., Maryborough, when that firm began operations, and he supervised the building of the first locomotives turned out by that company. He joined the railway service in 1902, and came to Ipswich, where he had to work his way up the ladder again. He met with quick pro motion and at his retirement was locomotive inspector for the Southern Division. In Maryborough and in Ipswich Mr. Morgan continued his membership of the Masonic lodges and served in many offices. At Maryborough he was secretary for many years. In that city he also filled the position of secretary of the Maryborough Hospital.
Mr. Morgan was noted for his splendid voice and through it he helped many charitable organisations. In Ballarat he was one of the founders of the penny concert system that has developed now into the famous South-street competitions. In Mary borough he joined the Philharmonic Society and when he came to Ipswich he became a member of the Cambrian Choir. He delighted in operallo singing and many in Ipswich will remember his voice and his songs. As a keen supporter of the Congregational Church, Mr. Morgan accepted executive positions in the several towns he was in and at Ipswich remained as Secretary of the Congregational Sunday School for 15 years Mr. Morgan was married in 1880 at Walhalla, Gippsland, to Miss Lucy Gough Haines. Mrs. Morgan died just five years ago. The only son of the union, Captain S. J. Morgan, 26th Battalion, was killed in action in the Great War. The late Mr. Morgan is survived by four daughters, Mesdames J. H. Orrell (Kangaroo Pt, Brisbane), S. K. Davis (Perth), W. Frost (Pittsworth). and S. Aspinali (New Farm). There are seven grand-children. The funeral will leave the residence, Waghorn-street, .at 11 o'clock this morning for the Ipswich Cemetery.<Queensland Times, 02 Novemeber 1939.</ref>

Legacy

Family

John Morgan (1733-?)[2] married Hannah Wall (1740-?)

--1 Samuel Morgan (1766-1850)[3]

--.--2 Robert Morgan (1803-1864)[4] married[5] Susanna Yolland (1808-1879)[6]

--.--.--3 Elizabeth Morgan (1826-1901)[7] married William Tossell (1822-?)

--.--.--.--4 William Michael Tossell (1854-?)

--.--.--.--4 Mary Ellen Tossell (1855-1944)

--.--.--.--4 Frederick Morgan Tossell (1858-1868)

--.--.--.--4 Thomas Ebenezer Tossell (1860-1911)

--.--.--.--4 Annie Tossell (1861-1941)

--.--.--.--4 Alfred Edward Tossell (1863-?)

--.--.--.--4 Lizzie May Tossell (1867-1948)

--.--.--.--4 Frederick Robert Tossell (1873-1947)

--.--.--.--4 Harry Tossell (1880-?)

--.--.--.--4 Charles Ernest Tossell (1882-1948)

--.--.--3 Samuel John Morgan (1828-1909)[8] married[9] Ellen Perry Millard (1833-1897)[10]

--.--.--.--4 Samuel John Morgan (1856-1939)[11] married[12] Lucy Gough Haines (1858-c1934)[13]

--.--.--.--.--5 Catherine Ellen Morgan (1881-?)

--.--.--.--.--5 Lucy Ethel Morgan (1883-?)

--.--.--.--.--5 Amy Rebecca Morgan (1885-?)

--.--.--.--.--5 Sylvia Irene Morgan (1888-1889)

--.--.--.--.--5 Samuel John Morgan (1891-1916)[14]

--.--.--.--.--5 Queenie Alice Lillian Morgan (1897-?) married[15] Sydney John Aspinall (1895-1953)[16]

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Marcia Aspinall (1934-1934)

--.--.--.--4 Catherine Susan Morgan (1858-?)[17] married[18] Kenneth Scott Mackechnie (1864-1943)[19]

--.--.--.--.--5 Kenneth Morgan Mackechnie (1887-1905)[20]

--.--.--.--.--5 Herbert John Mackechnie (1889-1948)[21] married Mary Caroline Freeman (1890-1955)

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Amy Sibil Mackechnie

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Inez Mackechnie

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Merle Mackechnie

--.--.--.--.--5 Catherine Millard Mackechnie (1891-?)[22] married A. Greig

--.--.--.--.--5 Clarence Arthur Mackechnie (1894-1953)[23] married Emily Theresa Sinclair (1892-1921)

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Kenneth Carlisle Mackechnie (1921-1970)

--.--.--.--.--5 Samuel Stanton Mackechnie (1897-1960)[24] married Mabel Alma Wingartz (1895-1984)

--.--.--.--.--.--6 DAUGHTER Mackechnie

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Keith Stanton Mackechnie (1922-1942)[25]

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Eric Alwyn Mackechnie (1925-1970)

--.--.--.--4 Ellen Ann Morgan (1860-?)[26] married[27] Henry Thomas Bonham

--.--.--.--4 Thomas Henry Morgan (1862-1862)[28]

--.--.--.--4 Alice Emma Morgan (1864-?)[29] married[30] Richard Jabez Smith

--.--.--.--.--5 Alice Lucy Millard Smith (1889-1941)[31]

--.--.--.--.--5 Richard Yolland Smith (1892-1917)[32]

--.--.--.--.--5 Walt Gresby Smith (1902.-1919)[33]

--.--.--.--4 Clara Frances Morgan (1865-?)[34]

--.--.--.--4 Robert Yolland Morgan (1868-1946)[35] married Eleanor Taylor[36]

--.--.--.--.--5 Eleanor Morgan married[37] Samuel James McLaughlan

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Thelma McLaughlan

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Glory McLaughlan

--.--.--.--.--.--6 Lauris McLaughlan

--.--.--.--.--5 Robert Morgan[38] married Flo UNKNOWN

--.--.--.--.--5 Samuel Morgan[39] married Doll UNKNOWN

--.--.--.--4 Walter Millard Morgan (1871-1941)[40]

--.--.--.--4 Amy Perry Morgan (1877-1954)[41]

--.--.--3 Robert Morgan (1830-1926)[42] married Mary Thorne (1844-1922)

--.--.--.--4 Robert Yolland Morgan (1880-1961)[43] married[44] Ruth Janet White

--.--.--.--.--5 Gordon Robert Morgan (1918-?)[45]

--.--.--.--.--.--6 David Lloyd Morgan (1947-?)[46]

--.--.--.--.--5 Douglas Thorne Morgan

--.--.--.--4 William Thorne Morgan (1882-1888)

--.--.--.--4 Ellen Mary Morgan (1884-1954)[47] married Joe Walton (?-1959)

--.--.--3 Thomas Morgan (1832-1882)[48]

--.--.--3 Ellen Morgan (1835-1906)[49]

--.--.--3 Mary Ann Morgan (1837-1903)[50] married UNKNOWN Norton

--.--.--3 Eliza Morgan (1840-1904)[51] married Charles Coxeter

--.--.--3 William Morgan (1842-1909)[52] married Caroline UNKNOWN

--.--.--3 Catherine Susan Morgan (1846-1935)[53] married Thomas Daniel Geater (1841-1921)[54]

--.--.--.--4 Ethel Clara Geater (1874-1962)

--.--.--.--4 Thomas Morgan Geater (1876-1963)

--.--.--.--4 Mary LaVence Geater (1878-1965)

--.--.--.--4 Robert Kentish Geater (1882-1949)

--.--.--.--4 Ruby Geater (1884-1958) married UNKNOWN Stevens

--.--2 George Morgan (1812-?)[55]

See also

Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition

Model Locomotive Engine

Phoenix Foundry

Notes

References

  1. Ancestry.com: Emerton Family Tree, Owner Lindell Emerton
  2. Yeoman (farming landowner) from Clunbury, Shropshire, England
  3. born Clunbury, Shropshire, England; moved to London, became Tallow Chandler (candlemaker) to King William IV, presumably purchased position
  4. born 10 April 1803 - registered Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex, England; fishmonger and poulterer in London
  5. 5 September 1826 Saint Pancras Old Church, London, Middlesex, England
  6. born 12 February 1808 111 Court Road, London, England - christened 11 April 1808 Providence Chapel, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, England
  7. born 28 December 1826
  8. born 7 November 1828 (registered Edgeware, Middlesex, England); died 5 August 1909 6 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia; buried 7 August 1909 (Ballarat Old Cemetery, Area GN Section 1 Grave 13)
  9. 25 April 1855 St Paul's Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Rev S.L. Chase (Vic Registration #1236)
  10. born 1 February 1833, christened 3 March 1833 Wesleyan Church, Bath, Somerset, England; died 1 September 1897 26 Armstrong Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia; buried 3 September 1897 (Ballarat Old Cemetery, Area B Section 8 Row 1 Grave 10)
  11. born 1856 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #3731); died 1 November 1939 "Edgeware", Waghorn Street, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; buried 2 November 1939 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  12. 1880 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #4309)
  13. born 1858 Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  14. born 1891 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #8763); died 5 November 1916 Fleurs, France (Killed in Action World War One)
  15. 7 June 1924 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  16. born 16 October 1895 Gympie, Queensland, Australia; died 28 November 1953 Fermoy Private Hospital, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; cremated 30 November 1953 (Mt Thompson Crematorium, Holland Park, Brisbane, Queensland)
  17. born 1858 (Vic Registration #1567)
  18. 1886 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #3352)
  19. born 1864 Richmond, Victoria, Australia; died 1943 Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  20. born 1887 Richmond, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #6246); died 1905 Fairfield, Victoria, Australia
  21. born 1889 Richmond, Victoria, Australia; died 1948 Ormond, Victoria, Australia
  22. born 1891 Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  23. born 1894 Richmond, Victoria, Australia; died 9 January 1953 East Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia
  24. born 1897 Richmond, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #22157; died 23 November 1960 Alphington, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration 33297)
  25. died 1942 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #3401)
  26. known as Nelli; born 1860 (Vic Registration #1710)
  27. 1893 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #6401)
  28. born 1862 (Vic Registration #9667); died 1862 (Vic Registration #4981)
  29. born 1864 (Vic Registration #618)
  30. 1888 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #8314
  31. born 1889 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #28276); died 1941 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #15102)
  32. born 1892 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #34121); died August 1917 Messines; World War One Service #2754
  33. born 1902 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #19601); died 1919 Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #4939)
  34. born 1865 (Vic Registration 20347)
  35. born 1868 (Vic Registration #7271); died 21 July 1946 66 Central Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
  36. known as Nellie
  37. 17 June 1922 Trinity Congregational Church, Perth, Western Australia by Rev Williamson-Legge
  38. known as Bob
  39. known as Sam
  40. known as Wally; born 1 November 1871 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #21370); noted local sportsman, ran sports store in Ballarat; died 10 July 1941 507 Eyre Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Vic Registration #18403); buried 12 July 1941 (Ballarat Old Cemetery, Area GN Section 1 Grave 13)
  41. born 1877 (Vic Registration #402); died 1954 (Vic Registration #18064)
  42. born 6 September 1830 near London, Middlesex, England; became poulterer in Adelaide; died 26 February 1926 (registered South Australia)
  43. born 9 April 1880 Adelaide, South Australia; died 5 August 1961 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
  44. 21 April 1917 Menindie Congregational Church, South Australia by Rev Jarrett
  45. born 29 May 1918
  46. born 7 April 1947
  47. known as Mary; born 6 April 1884; died 9 May 1954
  48. born 9 September 1832 (registered Edgeware, Middlesex, England); died 28 August 1882
  49. born 28 February 1835 (registered Edgeward, Middlesex, England)
  50. born 16 September 1837 (registered Edgeware, Middlesex, England)
  51. born 20 January 1840 (registered Edgeware, Middlesex, England); died 22 February 1904
  52. born 20 September 1842; migrated to Australia 1865; in Ararat had children and ran "oyster shop"; returned UK 1875; died 6 June 1909
  53. born 21 October 1846 (registered Edgeware, Middlesex, England); died 22 May 1935 Sefton Park, Adelaide, South Australia
  54. born 22 June 1841 (registered Middleton, Suffolk, England); died 15 November 1921 Prospect, South Australia
  55. migrated to Australia, reference father's will

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