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Transcribed biography of Edward L. Morgan

EDWARD L. MORGAN. Though one of the younger men of Chesterton, Mr. Morgan has achieved a place in the business of the city, and has identified himself with the progress of the town in various lines. He is a native of Porter county, being one of the six children of George C. and Margaret Welch Morgan. His birthplace was the farm upon which his grandfather settled in the last century, situated one mile east of Chesterton. Edward was the fourth child, and was born on May 18, 1879. His education was received in the district school, with a secondary training in the Chesterton high school, and then he went to De Pauw University, where he had the advantage of a four years' course in that, one of the most famous of Indiana's many famous schools. Mr. Morgan pursued a special course in this university, and at its conclusion took up his business career, being interested chiefly in real estate in Chesterton and the surrounding districts. He has also been engaged or concerned in the banking business in Chesterton since 1902, and when the Chesterton Bank was incorporated in 1910, he was given the responsible position of cashier, and at the present time, 1912, is the incumbent thereof. He is also secretary of the Chesterton Realty Company, operating in real estate in and around Chesterton, one of the valuable real estate localities in the middle west, contiguous to Chicago and the great steel city of Gary, Indiana. Mr. Morgan has extensive investments in Gary, and is president of the Security Building Company of Gary, besides managing a large amount of property of his own. A part of this he received from his father, but he has added considerably to the original bequest.

Mrs. Morgan is also a graduate of De Pauw University, from which institution she received the degree of B. S. She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, and Mr. Morgan is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity of the same university. Mrs. Morgan is the daughter of Reverend O. M. Stewart of Kansas City, Missouri, and was christened Mary B. Stewart. Her marriage to Mr. Morgan occurred in 1901, on June 27. One daughter, Eleanor, has been born of this union, who is now, in 1912, six years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan enjoy a community of tastes as well as experiences, having attended the same school, and both having a fondness for the same sort of diversions. Both are members of the Methodist church. In politics, Mr. Morgan is a Republican, but not active in party affairs.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 827

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