Waitman W. Morgan


WAITMAN W. MORGAN, M.D., one of the reputable physicians and surgeons of Jefferson county, has established a good practice at Mingo Junction, where he made his residence in 1884. Dr. Morgan is of Welsh descent, paternally, his grandfather, Andrew Morgan, having been born in Wales. The latter came to America in 1801 and located at York, Penn., where he was engaged in farming for a considerable period. He was married in Pennsylvania to a Miss White, by whom he had four children, two of whom are living. He died in 1868 and his wife on 1873. Thomas, son of the above and father of Dr. Morgan was reared in Washington county, Penn., and learned the trade of bricklayer. Afterward removing to Wheeling, he became one of the prominent contractors of that city, and continued in business until 1837, when he was injured by a fall from a building and thereafter led a retired life until his death, January 8, 1884. He was widely known as a successful contractor, having done work in many parts of the United States. His wife, to whom he was married in 1835, was Matilda Eccles, daughter of David Eccles, a native of Ireland, and she bore him ten children, seven sons and three daughters, seven of whom are living. She is still living. Dr. Morgan received his early education in Sherrard, W. Va., and then went to Mt. Union college, where he pursued a three-years' course. At the close of that period he took up the study of medicine and followed a course of reading for six years at Wheeling. After that he attended the medical department of the univeristy of Michigan two years, and completed his collegiate studies in the college of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, where he was graduated in March 1883. He began the practice at Wheeling in partnership with Dr. Leonard Eskey, but removed to Mingo Junction a year later. Dr. Morgan was married April 21, 1884 to Anna McWilliams, daughter of John H. and Sarah McWilliams, of Morristown, Ohio and they have two children, Paul D. and Gertrude W. The doctor is a member of the Presbyterian church, and of the orders of Knights of Pythias and Junior Order of American Mechanics.

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