Albert Franklin Morgan
Albert Morgan Dead At Age 58; Funeral Today
Well Known Mt. Vernon Mason Succumbs Saturday in St. Louis Hospital
Albert Franklin Morgan, highly respected citizen of Mt. Vernon for the past 31 years,
died at 11:35 o' clock Saturday night at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. His age was
58 years, four months and 26 days. Masonic funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m.
at Myers Chapel, conducted by the Rev. A. M. Souers, assisted by the Rev. George P. Rutledge,
and burial will follow in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Morgan had been a railway postal clerk for
the past 33 years. His home was at 701 S. 18th street.
He was a member of A. F. & A. M., Mt. Vernon Council, Andrew D. Webb Chapter of the
Royal Arch Masons, Patton Commandery, O. E. S. and White Shrine, all of Mt. Vernon and
Mississippi Valley Consistory of East St. Louis, Ill.
He was born April 8, 1885 in Jefferson county, near Drivers, the son of George and Ellen
(Terry) Morgan. In 1907 he was united in marriage with Ida Close, who survives. Mr. Morgan
was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, E. W. Morgan of Mt. Vernon; two daughters,
Mrs. P. K. Fugate of Olney, Ill., and Mrs. Charles S. Mayfield of Ullin, Ill.; two half brothers,
Bernie Shell of Mt. Vernon and Floyd Shell of McLeansboro; a step-brother, Perlie Shell of
Keenes; four half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie Payne of Mendota, Ill., Mrs. Junie Lane and Mrs. Nellie Smith,
both of Wayne City, and Miss Flora Shell of Richmond, Ind.; and a step-sister, Mrs. Bertha Harvey
of Wayne City.
Note: b April 8, 1885 d September 4, 1943. Typos in obit corrected: Terry not Perry;
Flora not Flara; also should be Marco not Drivers. AWM
Source: Mt. Vernon Illinois Register News
Date: September 7, 1943
Submitted by: Albert Wayne Morgan