Monday, April 19, 2010

Linton Morgan at Work

Morgan cousin Chris sent some more wonderful family photos. To begin, here is one of Linton Morgan at his work.

Chris also sent a note about the location:
I found the place that was once Richard Linton Morgan's realty business in Oakland CA, on Google Maps, at the corner of Telegraph & 42nd. They've added a brick facade, but the [scroll] trim bit at the right of the top of the door matches, and so do the 2 vertical windows and chimney on the 2 tone house behind, across the street. The white house with the stairs is gone now.

Son John Waldo "Jack" Morgan in uniform.

Another photo of Linton's wife Eudora.

Thank you for the photos, Chris!

A Brief Biographical Note

Linton was the oldest son of John Morgan and his third wife Mary Ann Linton Morgan. John Morgan died when Linton was three, his brother Harold two, and youngest son Mathias was six weeks old. Mary Ann moved with the three boys to live with her parents in Nephi, Utah. When Lin was twelve years old, his mother remarried David King Udall and moved to the St. Johns, Arizona, area where he and his two younger brothers were raised among the many sons of the Udall family.

Linton Morgan attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah. He graduated in 1912.

When Lin was about 20 years old, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended Georgetown University and later George Washington Law School. When he was 26, he married 22 year old Eudora Eggertsen in the Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1913, the year after Linton.

After his schooling, as explained in his obituary, he took a job with the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., and in 1920 was sent to Vallejo, California, as head of the U.S. Housing Administration there. When he left that position, he practiced law in Nevada and then returned to California where he established a real estate sales business.

Linton died in 1951 in Oakland. His wife Eudora died in 1982.

1 comment:

  1. It is wonderful to have cousins who will collaborate and share pictures and histories! This is great.