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William G. Morgan





WILLIAM G. MORGAN, foreman of the blacksmith department in the mills of P. L. Kimberly & Co., was born in Llannaganch, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, June 3, 1842, and is a son of Griffith and Ann Morgan, the former of whom is dead, and the latter a resident of Wales. At the age of seventeen William G. went to the great iron town of Merthyr-Tydfil, Glanmorganshire, South Wales, where he learned the blacksmith's trade. He worked there till the spring of 1869, when he immigrated to Mineral Ridge, Trumbull Co., Ohio, removing to Girard, Ohio, the next fall. In the spring of 1870 he came to Sharon, where he has since resided, and has been connected with P. L. Kimberly & Co., over seventeen years, twelve of which he has been foreman of the blacksmith department. Mr. Morgan was married December 25, 1865, to Miss Mary, daughter of Robert Davis, of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, of which union seven children have been born, three of whom are living: Robert, Thomas and Annie. He and wife belong to the Congregational Church, and he is a charter member of Sharon Lodge K. of P., K. of G. E. and I. O. R. M. Politically he is a Republican, and has served three years in the borough council. He has recently invented a machine for the manufacture of staples, which is highly praised by expert iron workers as a very important addition to the many inventions of the country.

History of Mercer County, 1888 page 744 

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