Thomas Morgan, Man of Faith and Courage

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Thomas Morgan, Man of Faith and Courage
Description - Kirkman. John. "Recorded Recollection of the Martin Handcart Tradgedy." Nibley. Preston The Instructor. July 1956. Nielson, Virginia. Personal Interview of John Hulet Patrick. concerning his grandmother, Mary Lawson Kirkman. "Record of Handcart Pioneers," DUP lesson Manual. January 1971. Stegner, Wallance. "Ordeal by Handcart." Collier's Magazine, 1956. Taylor, Dr. Philip. Deseret News and Telegram. July 20. 1963. Turner, Lynne. Emigrating Journals of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies and the Hunt and Hodgett Wagon Trains 1996. THOMAS MORGAN, MAN OF FAITH AND COURAGE Jessie Oldroyd Honorable Mention Non Professional Short Story To my grandfather, Thomas Morgan, I pay tribute for his faith, courage, and integrity to face the many difficulties during his lifetime, and to face them with love and strength of character. I never knew my grandfather. He died before I had that opportunity, but from my family, older brothers, sisters, father and mother, I've learned to love and respect him for his many fine qualities of character, his willingness to serve, work, and accomplish all he did. Thomas Morgan was born in Forest of East Dean, Gloucester, England, 23 May, 1830, to Elizabeth Morgan from Coleport, Monmouthshire, England. As a baby he never knew his father, but when he was nearly two years old, his mother married Edward Coleman. They had three children, and Thomas was happy to be in a family. This family life, however, was short-lived for his step-father was killed while working in a coal pit, leaving his mother with three small children to care for and support. At this time Thomas was only nine years of age. Being the oldest, he had to go to work in the coal mines. Later, his half brother, George, also went to work at Edge Hills Lodge. The boys had no opportunity to go to school, so their education came by way of working, without learning to read, something they always regretted. 65
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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