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Early Morgans

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Sybil Morgan was born in 1599 at ,,,England, and died at age 24 years old on July 18, 1624 in Elizabeth City, Virginia Colony. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sybil Morgan.
Barbee Morgan was born in 1720 at Essex County Virginia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Barbee Morgan.
Temperance (Morgan) Allyn was born on May 4, 1752, and died at age 47 years old on October 3, 1799. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Temperance (Morgan).
Nancy Ann (Gupton) Morgan was born in 1803, and died at age 85 years old in 1888. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Nancy Ann (Gupton) Morgan.
Elizabeth (Morgan) Edeson of Melbourne, St Peters Melbourne Parish County Australia was born circa 1804 in Aston, Herefordshire County, England United Kingdom. She was married to Francis Edeson, and had children Francis Edeson, Joseph William Edeson, and John James Edeson. Elizabeth Edeson died at age 68 years old in 1872 at Eaglehawk in Bendigo, VIC Australia.
John Calvin Morgan was born on December 3, 1807 in North Carolina United States. John Morgan was in a relationship with Nancy Ann (Gupton) Morgan, and has a child Temperance Tempe Walser. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Calvin Morgan.
James Morgan of Australia was born in 1808 to Jeremiah Morgan and Margaret Philp Morgan. He had siblings Mary Ellen Morgan, John Morgan, Ellen Mary Morgan, John Francis Morgan, William Owen Morgan, Catherine Morgan, Mary Ellen Miestris, and Agnes Josephine Morgan. James Morgan died at age 68 years old in 1876.
Sarah (Morgan) Jones was born in 1812, and died at age 58 years old on December 21, 1871 in Norwood, The City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters County, SA Australia. Sarah Jones was buried at North Road Cemetery Cemetery Ave, in Nailsworth, City of Prospect County, SA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah (Morgan) Jones.
Delatus Morgan was born in 1815 in Pennsylvania United States. They was in a relationship with Lucinda (Lakin) Kendall beginning November 16, 1848 in Kane County, Illinois and they later separated in 1954. Delatus Morgan has children Franklin Morgan and L. A. Morgan. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Delatus Morgan.
Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan was born in 1823, and died at age 96 years old in 1919. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Morgan.
Richard William Morgan of Wgul Australia was born in 1825. He was married to Ann Elizabeth (Swindon) Morgan, and had a child Frances Mary Ann Morgan. Richard Morgan died at age 63 years old in 1888 at Erysipelas hospital Macquarie street, in Parramatta, Australia County, Vic.

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Surnames: Morg - Morgenfurt

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Nona Joanne (Udowenko) Morgan was born on July 19, 1954 in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States to Alexander Joseph Udowenko and Larissa Lidia Udowenko, and has siblings Alexander Joseph Udowenko Jr., George Alan Udowenko, Natalie Rachel Orenyo, Nina Julia Cugini, and Irene Victoria Okopny. Nona Udowenko married William Hunter Morgan in 1990 in Bristol, Bucks County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Nona Joanne Morgan.
William Hunter Morgan was born on March 30, 1961 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania United States. William Morgan got married to Nona Joanne Morgan in 1990 in Bristol, Bucks County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Hunter Morgan.
Frances (Howard) Morgan of Bibb County, Georgia United States was born on June 9, 1908 to Seaborn Howard and Hattie Zellner. She had siblings Minnie Lee Swearnigen, Mattie Howard, George Howard, Seaborne Howard Jr., Hattie Mae Howard, Frank Howard, Murray Lee Howard, and Robert Howard. Frances Morgan died at age 93 years old on September 30, 2001.
Eddrienne Morgan was born on June 29, 1969 in Makawao, Hawaii United States to Paul Marigmen and Penny rapoza, and has siblings Paulett Marigmen Inouye, Penny Marigmen Inouye, Paul Marigmen, Kaipo Marigmen, Paulett Inouye, Penny Inouye, Sylvester Inouye, and Rhett Rapoza. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eddrienne Morgan.
Emanuel Louis Morgan Jr of Okmulgee, Oklahoma United States was born on February 12, 1976 to Emanuel Morgan Sr. and Patricia (Onthehill). Emanuel Morgan has a sister Daniell Morgan. Emanuel's partner was April L Harjo in February 2023 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County. Emanuel's partner was April LeAnn (Harjo) Lawrence in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mekko morgan.
Daniell Morgan was born to Emanuel Morgan Sr. and Patricia (Onthehill), and has a brother Louis Morgan. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Daniell Morgan.
Patricia (Onthehill) Morgan was in a relationship with Emanuel Morgan Sr., and has children Louis Morgan and Daniell Morgan. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Patricia (Onthehill).
Emanuel Louis Morgan Sr. was in a relationship with Patricia (Onthehill), and has children Louis Morgan and Daniell Morgan. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Emanuel Morgan Sr..
Jane Elizabeth (Beach) Morgan of Chesterfield, Michigan United States was born on September 29, 1965. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Jane Elizabeth (Beach) Morgan.
Jane Morgan was born in Orange County, New York United States. She was the parent of Catharine Finnegan. She was the parent of Catharine Finnegan. She was the parent of Anna M Corter. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Jane Morgan.
Joseph T Morgan of Newark, New Castle County, DE was born on March 18, 1933 in Wilmington, and died at age 72 years old on December 13, 2005 in Newark.
Violet Love (Galbraith) Morgan of Heidelberg, City of Banyule County, VIC Australia was born in 1910 in Tyers, Latrobe City County to Fanny Jane Ladson Galbraith and Frederick Ross Galbraith. She had siblings Frederick Alfred Ross Galbraith and Winifred Daisy Galbraith. She married Frank Richmond Morgan in 1933, and died at age 57 years old on December 5, 1968 in Heidelberg, City of Banyule County. Violet Morgan was buried at Eltham Cemetery, 40 Mount Pleasant Rd, in Eltham, Shire of Nillumbik County.
John H Morgan of Nowata, Nowata County, OK was born on April 19, 1904, and died at age 91 years old in June 1995.
Charlotte Susan (Cowen) Morgan of Terang, VIC Australia was born circa 1868 in Terang to Mary Jane (Bateman) Blackney and Richard Cowen. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charlotte Susan Cowen.
Tabbitha Chauntel (Quallen) Morgan of Seymour, Indiana United States was born on January 17, 1986 in Madison to Paul Daniel Quallen. Tabbitha Morgan has a sister Tiffanie Lynn Quallen-Howell. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Tabbitha Chauntel Quallen-Morgan.
Harold Morgan was born on August 23, 1908, and died at age 58 years old in February 1967. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harold Morgan.
Myrtle Vivion (Knight) Morgan of Hawthorn, City of Boroondara County, VIC Australia was born in 1883 in Lal Lal, Moorabool Shire County to Andrew Thomas Knight and Judith Riley. She had siblings Mary Emily Knight, Andrena Eveline Knight, Nellie Beatrice (Knight) Mcmahon, James Lyonel Robert Knight, Emily Ethel May Knight, and Andrew Thomas Knight. Myrtle Morgan died at age 78 years old in 1961 in Hawthorn, City of Boroondara County.
Lucinda (Morgan) Kelley
Lucinda (Morgan) Kelley of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio was born on November 12, 1891, and was the mother of Dorothy Kelley Martin. Lucinda Kelley died at age 76 years old in September 1968.
Albert Ernest Morgan of Malmsbury, VIC Australia was born in 1886 in Malmsbury to Thomas Morgan and Margaret Morley Morgan. He had siblings Bridget Morgan, David Morgan, Emma Matilda Morgan, Ethel May Morgan, Leslie John Morgan, Elizabeth Grace Morgan, Edward Charles Morgan, Florence Mary Morgan, Jessie Margaret Morgan, Winifred Jane Morgan, Grace Agnes Morgan, Thomas Morgan, Leslie Morgan, John Morgan, Amy Gladys Morgan, Richard Thomas Morgan, Edward Charles Morgan, Edward Morgan, and William Henry Morgan. He married Sarah Ellen (Brereton) Morgan, and had children Jean Mary Morgan and Albert Thomas Morgan. Albert Morgan died at age 44 years old on September 23, 1931 in Malmsbury.

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Dorothy May (Morgan) Larson was born to Katherine and Hubert Morgan. She had two sisters, Kathleen and Betty, and a brother, Clark Morgan. Dorothy Morgan married Philip Larson. They were married for 24 years, until Dorothy died. They had children Arthur and Bethany Larson. See D M Larson: Obituary.
Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan Born June 1, 1890 in New York City, New York, USA Died September 18, 1949 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack) Birth Name Francis Philip Wuppermann Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Jovial, somewhat flamboyant Frank Morgan (born Francis Wuppermann) will forever be remembered as the title character in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but he was a veteran and respected actor long before he played that part, and turned in outstanding performances both before and after that film. One of 11 children of a wealthy manufacturer, Morgan followed his older brother, Ralph Morgan (born Raphael Wuppermann) into the acting profession, making his Broadway debut in 1914 and his film debut two years later. Morgan specialized in playing courtly, sometimes eccentric or befuddled but ultimately sympathetic characters, such as the alcoholic telegraph operator in The Human Comedy (1943) or the shop owner in The Shop Around the Corner (1940). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for The Affairs of Cellini (1934). Frank Morgan died at age 59 of a heart attack on September 18, 1949, in Beverly Hills, California. Family (2) Spouse Alma Rose Muller (11 March 1914 - 18 September 1949) (his death) (1 child) Parents George Wuppermann Josephine Wuppermann Born, with his elder brother, the actor Ralph Morgan, into a well-to-do family that formerly distributed in the United States the universally-known condiment "Angostura Aromatic Bitters.". A character actor best remembered as Professor Marvel/The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in section #168, plot #14447. Member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Uncle of actress Claudia Morgan. Youngest of eleven children (six boys and five girls) of the co-founder of the Angostura-Wuppermann Corporation which marketed bitters used in drinks and cocktails. Hobby -- boat enthusiast who participated in yacht races. A boy soprano in church, some of his early pre-acting jobs included selling toothbrushes, soliciting advertisements, and bronco busting Son, George Morgan (1916 - 2003). W.C. Fields was originally considered for Morgan's role in The Wizard of Oz (1939). However, Fields haggled endlessly over salary, and the role was given to Morgan. Was a member of the famous "Irish mafia"--even though he wasn't Irish--which also included fellow Hollywood actors James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Frank McHugh and Pat O'Brien. Brother-in-law of Grace Arnold. Honorary pallbearers at his funeral included Clark Gable and Pat O'Brien. Irish tenor Dennis Day sang. Was cast in the role of Buffalo Bill Cody in the MGM film Annie Get Your Gun (1950) but died in his sleep of a heart attack after shooting only the opening scene. He was replaced by MGM contract player Louis Calhern. Morgan owned a 550-acre ranch in Hemet Valley, California, and raised cattle. He also owned yachts, one of them winning a race from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 1947. Was involved in a serious car accident in New Mexico in December, 1939. Frank and his son George Morgan were not hurt, his wife Alma re-injured an already bad knee that often left her incapacitated, but their chauffeur/house servant was killed. Was a deeply conservative Republican. Was a lifelong member of the Lambs Club, the theater's oldest professional club. Wife Alma Muller (1895-1970) was the daughter of a New York real estate magnate and a woman suffragette. They eloped in 1914. Of his ten brothers and sisters, he was closest to brother Carlos Domaso Siegert Wuppermann (aka Carlyle Morgan) (1887-1919) whose death while serving in the United States Army's Corps of Intelligence Police in Germany was initially deemed a suicide. It was later learned he was murdered by a fellow soldier. Carlyle was a writer, poet, playwright and actor. Frank appeared in his deceased brother's play "The Triumph of X" in 1921 on Broadway. Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (1939) said that whenever she saw the scene in the film where Frank Morgan as the Wizard is giving Dorothy's friends gifts from his "black bag" (a diploma for the Scarecrow, a ticking heart for the Tin Man, and a medal for the Cowardly Lion), she got teary-eyed, because "Frank Morgan was just like that in real life - very generous". He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1708 Vine Street and for Radio at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Morgan was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Tortilla Flat (1942). He did not live to see The Wizard of Oz (1939) become one of the most famous films ever made through its annual network telecasts. His father was born in Venezuela and was of Spanish and German descent. His mother was born in the United States and was of English descent. Was considered a heavy drinker but kept his imbibing in the dressing room and seldom let it interfere with his professionalism and jovial manner on the set. Was in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: Naughty Marietta (1935), The Wizard of Oz (1939), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), and The Human Comedy (1943), with The Great Ziegfeld winning in 1936. In her autobiography, Child Star, Shirley Temple remembered being warned that Frank Morgan was an inveterate 'scene-stealer' and was advised on ways to counteract the practice during her movie scenes with him. An alumnus of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1914.
Capt. C.b. Morgan
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Mary Morgan was born in 1881 in London United Kingdom, and died at age 56 years old on September 15, 1938 in Dagenham, Greater London County, England. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Morgan.
Donna Mae (Morgan) Wolner
Donna Mae (Morgan) Wolner of Minneota, Lyon County, Minnesota United States was born on August 31, 1933 at Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota to Everett Francis Morgan and Ruth Ardella (Gravley) Morgan. She had siblings Gene Everett Morgan, Joyce Ellen Morgan, Lee James Morgan, and John Duane Morgan. Donna was baptized on April 1, 1934 in Windom, Cottonwood County. She married Gene David Wolner, and had children David Gene Wolner, Patricia Ann Wolner Walling, Robert Garry Wolner, and Thomas Joe Wolner. Donna Wolner died at age 83 years old on November 15, 2016 at Minneota Manor in Minneota, Lyon County, and was buried on November 21, 2016 at Marshall Cemetery in Marshall.
Nancy S Morgan
Nancy S Morgan was born on October 9, 1881. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Nancy S Morgan.
George Morgan
George West Morgan was born on June 18, 1916. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Morgan.
William Morgan
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Mark M Morgan of Denver, Adams County, CO was born on March 3, 1966 in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana United States to David Morgan. He had siblings David J Morgan Jr, Stacy Morgan, and Sean Morgan. Mark Morgan died at age 40 years old on October 15, 2006.
Elizabeth Morgan
Elizabeth (Lester) Morgan was born on January 7, 1875, and died at age 73 years old on November 6, 1948. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Morgan.
Penny Lynne Morgan of Greenwood, Johnson County, IN was born on September 29, 1954 in Indianápolis, Condado de Johnson County. Penny Morgan was married to Jorge Luis Dean, and died at age 55 years old on December 20, 2009.
Mary Lou Cook Morgan
Mary Lou Cook Morgan was born on February 17, 1876. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Lou Cook Morgan.
Elizabeth Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan was born in 1828. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Morgan.
Lillian  Lucille Morgan
Lillian Lucille (Morgan) Royal was born in 1901, and was buried at Westview Cemetery 1680 Westview Drive Southwest, in Atlanta, Georgia US. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lillian Lucille Morgan.
Agnes  Morgan
Agnes Morgan was born on July 15, 1871. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Agnes Morgan.
Vance Morgan
Vance Morgan of New Orleans, Orleans County, LA was born on May 1, 1953 in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee United States, and died at age 46 years old on September 4, 1999. Vance Morgan was buried on September 4, 1999 at Mount Zion Cemetery 2028 Mt Zion Rd, in Decaturville.
Mamie W Morgan
Mamie W Morgan was born in 1896. Mamie Morgan was married to Titus Morgan, and died at age 94 years old in 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mamie W Morgan.
Charles Frederick Morgan
Charles Frederick Morgan was born on October 28, 1908. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles Frederick Morgan.
Levi Nelson Morgan
Levi Nelson Morgan was born on August 22, 1860. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Levi Nelson Morgan.
Marguerite Lillian Morgan
Marguerite Lillian Morgan was born on February 20, 1918. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Marguerite Lillian Morgan.

Morgan Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Morgan family member is 72.0 years old according to our database of 99,865 people with the last name Morgan that have a birth and death date listed.

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72.0 years

Oldest Morgans

These are the longest-lived members of the Morgan family on AncientFaces.

Judy Morgan was born on February 17, 1858, and died at age 115 years old in April 1973. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Judy Morgan.
115 years
Etta M Morgan of Lecanto, Citrus County, FL was born on November 17, 1893, and died at age 111 years old on April 3, 2005.
111 years
Laura E Morgan of Pineville, Wyoming County, WV was born on March 14, 1902, and died at age 108 years old on January 22, 2011.
108 years
Lelar Leola Morgan of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio was born on October 15, 1902, and died at age 107 years old on April 15, 2010.
107 years
Hazel M Morgan of Ainsworth, Brown County, NE was born on September 20, 1891, and died at age 108 years old on December 5, 1999.
108 years
Ova M Morgan of Wauchula, Hardee County, FL was born on January 27, 1882, and died at age 108 years old on March 3, 1990.
108 years
Ada B Morgan of Claremore, Rogers County, OK was born on September 17, 1897, and died at age 106 years old on June 14, 2004.
106 years
Rose L Morgan of Port Jefferson, Suffolk County, NY was born on February 6, 1892, and died at age 107 years old on February 23, 1999.
107 years
Pauline M Morgan of Trenton, Dade County, GA was born on February 7, 1897, and died at age 106 years old on January 26, 2004.
106 years
Ethel M Morgan of Ellicott City, Howard County, MD was born on October 13, 1901, and died at age 106 years old on March 26, 2008.
106 years
Julia T Morgan of Rockville, Parke County, IN was born on February 21, 1884, and died at age 107 years old on December 13, 1991.
107 years
Leo Morgan of Ooltewah, Hamilton County, TN was born on February 6, 1887, and died at age 107 years old on June 21, 1994.
107 years
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My mother, myself, my brother Tavares, and my sister Alexia moved to the United States in the summer of 1982. I was 10, Tavares was 5, and Alexia was 2.
Pheba Miss

Nov 29, 1919

Dear Cousin Henry,

I guess you thought I wasn't going to answer your letter. I was waiting on
the pictures. they come at last. I think they are sure good. As much like
the old one as can be. They cost $1.00. This leaves us all well and I hope
you all are the same.

I had heard of Charles death. I am sure sorry for you for I know that was
hard to bear. I believe you have got a good country but you know I tried one
new country and such I had luck. I can't think of moveing now. times have
changed here since you left. We are getting good schools and roads and the
land is going out of sight. You can see car loads of hogs and cattle
shipped from Pheba any day almost you go there. Some land is valued at
$150.00 an acre that they didn't think was worth the taxes when you was
here. They are cutting canals on nearly all the creeks and you know that
land is good. I can't expect you would know where you were if you was to
come back here. You spoke of airplains. Yes you know we had a camp at
Westpoint and you bet they were busy. All last year you could see them in
droves. I married Mr. Calvin Young's girl the first time a grand child of
John O. Young. I expect you knew him and the last time I married Mr. Jim
Booth's girl, a neice of cousin Eller Brown. I think I have had two of the
best girls at all. The one I have got now is sure good to me and my little
orphan children. Answer soon and tell me all you know. your cousin, John M.
Morgan Pheba Miss R#1

PS I will send you a group of us. It is pretty good for a kodack but you can't
see one of any children good. I have got one little girl baby by my last
wife. She is 5 months old. She sure is sweet.
I am trying to trace who William Pierpoint Morgan is. He lived in South Wales and emigrated to America. This is all I know about him. He is a distant relative and I am trying to put the pieces together. your help wuld be appreciated. the time period would be the later 1800 early 1900. thank you.
Dell has been found! the original mystery is solved. We now have the beginning, a few details in the middle, and the end. But I would like to fill in some of the blanks. She spent the majority of her life not really knowing who she was.

She was born in Colesville NY on March 1865 as Delphine Morgan, daughter of Sarah Pratt and William Morgan.

Sarah died in 1868. The next time we see "Dell" is 1870 in Rochester, NY with Mr. Morgan and his new Wife, Emma Redding.

In 1883, going by the name Della Rose Morgan, she married William C. Powers of the very prominent Powers family of Rochester. In 1886, they have a son, Daniel W. Powers (named after William Powers father). They have a rocky marriage that ends in a very bitter and well publicized divorce in 1895 with her name as Dell M. Powers on the divorce papers. In 1896 she is living in New York City but her 10 year old son is living with the Eli B. Pratt Family in Colesville. Eli, Sarah Prat's sister, is Dell's Uncle.

Dan is off the radar for the next 9 years, He reappears in 1905 living with his father William and his new wife Callista O'Dell. We've found numerous details of Daniel Powers' life. It would appear that he had no interaction with his mother for the rest of their lives.

Dell, except for a momentary appearance in NYC in 1900, doesn't reappear until 13 years later, in 1909, as Redell, married to William Payne, and living in Oneonta, NY. Dell appears to live a quiet and uneventful life with Mr Payne until his death in 1925.

We've discovered that Dell lived in several apartments in, and around Norwich, NY until 1943 Apparently, the $10,000 divorce settlement and any monetary inheritance from Mr Payne had run out. she might have had some type of public assistance but we don't know. We know that she suffered a stroke at some point which had some lasting memory impairment. Alas, in 1943 she was committed to the Binghamton State (Mental) Hospital by the Norwich City Welfare Commissioner .... for eating garbage out of garbage cans. As for names? In the 1932 Norwich City Directory she was going by Redell M. Payne. We had thought that she finally found out that her birth name was Delphine because she started using that name in the 1938 Norwich City Directory.and agsain in the 1940 Federal Census. However, from 1943 to her death in 1952 her name on record at the asylum and her death certificate was Redell M. Payne.

Unanswered questions
What transpired when both Dell and William were living separate lives in New York City before her trip? Did she ever make the trip abroad? What was her legal business with Mr. Okie? Could it have had something to do with custody of her son Dan? How and where did she meet Mr. Payne and what activities might they have enjoyed during their 16 years of marriage?

Little is known of Dell’s parents: What were the circumstances of Sarah’s separation from Edgar Orlo Reed and her subsequent connection to Mr. Morgan? Did Orlo and Sarah truly divorce and were Sarah and Mr. Morgan ever married? Was Dell an illegitimate child? What caused Sarah’s death at age 28? When did Mr. Morgan meet or marry Emma Redding? When, how, and why did they end up in Rochester? Where is Mr. Morgan buried? Why was Dell so confused about her name and birth date? Didn’t her father tell her anything?

What happened to Dan between the time he was with Eli Pratt’s family and the time he appeared in Syracuse with his father and step-mother? What schools did he attend? From what school did he receive his engineering degree? What happened that caused Dan to become separated from his mother (who had legal custody per the divorce). What happened that was so bad that Dan would have nothing to do with his mother for the rest of her life? Not even death could soften his heart to forgive her for whatever it was she did (or was accused of by her ex-husband William Powers)

Holding true to the nature of this story, what better way to conclude than in mystery and uncertainty, the way it all began, three generations earlier, in the small rural town of Colesville. The many, still unanswered questions are shrouded in the mists of the past, growing ever fainter with each turn of the calendar.

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