Kate Morgan

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A photo of Kate Morgan, the ghost of the Hotel Del Coronado?

In 1885, Kate Farmer married Thomas Edwin Morgan. They had one child, who died after 2 days.

In 1890, she ran off with a stepson of her husband's stepmother. She ended up in Los Angeles, CA, working as a housemaid. At this point, she told her co-workers that she was married to a gambler but it is unknown to whom she referred.

On November 24, 1892, she checked into the Hotel Del in Coronado. Five days later, she was found on the stairs, dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Her death was ruled a suicide while some still believe that it was a homicide.

Here's the mystery: She checked in as "Lottie Bernard." No family members identified her body and the recent photo her employers gave the police was said to not look like the body. So was the "beautiful woman" who checked in alone Kate Morgan? Why was she staying at the luxury resort alone? Why did she commit suicide or was she killed - and why? Is she the ghost of the Del? And, if so, why does she still haunt the resort after more than 100 years?
Date & Place: at California, in California United States
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Ancient Faces
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Like Lizzie Borden, she was born in the 1860's. Like Lizzie, an 1892 event made her famous. Is Kate Morgan the ghost of the Hotel Del in Coronado?
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Drena Blizzard
She was very beautiful.
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces
The ghost is described as beautiful . . .
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Becky Kelly
Love this picture.
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Esther Evans
Very unfinished.....If she checked in under a different name...and they say she couldn't be identified.....how do the even know it was Kate Morgan?? She might have lived out her life in Paris....LOL
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces
At the time, she was identified as Kate Morgan - but it's still a question! Lots of people have reported seeing the ghost, tho . . .
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Esther Evans
Ghosts are pretty hard to identify...they've seen the ghost of whoever it was....
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Lucia Jones
Samantha Jones
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Bonnie Peery
Sounds Iffy...
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces
There IS a ghost and ghostly activities - but you're right, she was thought to be Kate . . . hence the question mark . . .
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Tonya Clark Marinaro
Call the Del and ask
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces
No one knows for sure . . . we know that people (and the phenomena of things moving, bumps, footsteps, lights turning off . . . ) report experiencing things. We know that the body was listed as Kate's. But the mystery continues - even at the Del.
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Linda Woody
I have been at the Del but not as a hotel guest - ate at the restaurant and walked around the lobby and grounds. Yes there are a few mythical ghost stories around and about that place.
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Carole Layton Turchi
Picked up a book about her while visiting San Diego this past summer. It's called "Beautiful Stranger, the Ghost of Kate Morgan and the Hotel del Coronado".
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Linda Sorrell
Id like to read it. Have friends in Canada who mght get it f me. Interesting
Oct 29, 2016 ·
Lillian C. Roller
Sara Hayes
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Linda Sorrell
Interesting
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Sarah Elizabeth
Simone we were just talking about Lizzie!
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Lynne Bia
She was very pretty now I need to know more...
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces
Perhaps visit the Del? Stay in her room?? :)
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Lynne Bia
Oh I don't know if I will ever be on the west coast.. Will have to read up on her
Oct 29, 2016 ·
Roslyn McLendon
Have an old scrapbook somewhere with a bunch of poems published about Lizzie.
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
AncientFaces
A personal story: My cousin's family has owned "the 2nd oldest house" in Coronado for 4 generations. (The oldest house is next door - both houses built by the same family, the 2nd one for their daughters.) My Aunt said that every time a new generation moved in the house, a female ghost would visit. My Aunt's mother asked the ghost her name, she said "Allie." So she went next door and asked the family what the name of the daughter who lived in her house was. "Allie." So . . . needless to say, I was scared when we visited them. But I never saw her ghost. I guess she didn't bother with visitors.
Oct 28, 2016 · Reply
Drena Blizzard
That is spooky.
Oct 28, 2016 ·
AncientFaces
Drena Blizzard I'm thinking that Coronado is just plain haunted! :)
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Drena Blizzard
Sounds like it.lol
Oct 28, 2016 ·
Miguel Angel Hernandez Gonzalez
Love her :)!
Oct 29, 2016 · Reply
Emma Murdie
Tayla Plumer
Dec 31, 2016 · Reply
Victoria DeMaria Gutierez
Hotel Del Coronado 😥
Nov 01, 2018 · Reply
Patricia Seaton
Can't open link
Nov 01, 2018 · Reply
AncientFaces
Maybe it's a security issue on your computer? It's a secure link, there should be no problem at all.
Nov 01, 2018 ·
Patricia Seaton
AncientFaces thanks.
Nov 02, 2018 ·
Ann Sherrill Davis
Doesn’t really say much anyway
Nov 03, 2018 ·
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