William "Straighty" Morgan is buried in the south half of Salem Cemetery
Lot No. 3 with his parents, Elijah H. Morgan and Mary (Clark) Morgan.
William's grave is unmarked, as is that of his mother.
DEATH OF "STRAIGHTY" MORGAN
Passes Away After an Illness of Only a Week With Pneumonia
William Morgan, familiarly known as "Straighty" Morgan, died at the home
of his parents in this city (Chariton) on Tuesday evening, January 24, 1905,
at 10:30 o'clock after an illness of only a few days with pneumonia. Funeral
services conducted by Rev. F. B. Palmer were held at the family home this
morning after which the remains were interred in the Salem cemetery.
William Morgan was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Morgan and was born
in Warren county, this state, in 1875. For many years he has resided in
Chariton and a greater part of the time has been engaged in the dray
business. He was a kind hearted, honest young man, and had many friends
who will regret to learn of his death and who will extend heartfelt sympathy
to the sorrowing parents and two sisters and brother who survive him.
The Chariton Leader
26 January 1905
William Morgan, more familiarly known as "Straighty," died at the home of
his father, E. H. Morgan, in this city, Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, 1905,
at 10 o'clock p.m. after less than two weeks' illness with pneumonia.
Funeral services were held from his late home this morning at 10 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. F. B. Palmer, and interment was made in the Salem
Deceased was thirty years old and had lived in Chariton all his life.
For years he has been engaged in the delivery business, and there are
but few of the residents of Chariton who have not at some time employed
him in that capacity, and he was always prompt in the discharge of his
duties. Beneath a somewhat rough exterior beat a warm and
sympathetic heart, and "Straighty" never forgot when anyone showed him
a kindness, and was always ready to grant a favor. He was a familiar
character about town and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the community.
The Chariton Herald
26 January 1905