Rev. Morgan Morgans

1851 - 1930

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 18 Sept 1930






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Burnet’s Most Useful Citizen Called By Death

Rev. Morgan Morgans, Christian minister and evangelist died at his home in Burnet on Monday, September 15th, 1930, following an illness of several months duration. The funeral service was held at the Baptist Tabernacle Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Williams of Lampasas officiating, assisted by Rev. Arthur Jones of Llano. Burial was in Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. The pallbearers were Scott Edman, Herbert Norris, John Olney, L. Debo, Herman Schnabel and Frank Atkinson. The flower girls were: Margaret Fisher, Mae Chamberlain, Mae Fan Clements and Silbyl Cotton. Bro. Morgans’ bible, that his father gave him when he entered the ministry, and his hymn book were buried with him at his request.

Rev. Jones in his comments concerning the life of deceased, delivered one of the most eloquent and beautiful funeral orations ever heard at this place. He stated that forty years ago, in a protracted meeting being held by Bro. Morgans in Arkansas, he was converted to the Christian religion, and no doubt had known deceased during a greater number of years than any one present outside of the family. This writer shall not attempt to reproduce the many beautiful statements made by Mr. Jones concerning the life and character of Bro. Morgans. He had been in the ministry for almost sixty years, and in his prime was one of the most powerful and convincing evangelists this country has ever produced. His revivals were held in every state in the union, and his converts ran into multiplied thousands. He was a man of wide travel, which carried him into the Holy Land, and his lectures upon same were highly instructive and interesting.

Bro. Morgans was born in Indiana in 1851, and was almost 80 years of age at the time of his death.

Bro. Morgans moved to Burnet many years ago and has held pastorates in a number of places in his section. He was the most widely known minister of the Gospel in this part of Texas and was a friend to every man, woman and child, saint or sinner, with whom he came in contact. Patriarchial [Patriarchal] and kingly in bearing and appearance, learned as few men are, accustomed to mingling with those of the highest intellect in the land, nevertheless his thousands of warmest and most devoted friends were people like we have in Barnet and adjoining counties. Friends from almost every community and town in this section of Texas were present at his funeral service, and strong men wept and shook with emotion when his casket was opened and they were given an opportunity to view his earthly remains for the last time. The writer has been a very warm personal friend of Bro. Morgans for many years. There are other good men in this county and town in whom the people have confidence and esteem highly, but we believe that Bro Morgans is the only man we are able to recall that never a word of complaint or criticism was uttered against. Before his health failed, his services were sought and he always assisted in every worthy object for the betterment of humanity that came before the people of this community. His every day life was a benediction to all with whom he came in contact, and his memory will linger long in the hearts of the people of Burnet County.

Bro. Morgans is survived by his wife and the following children: E. L. Morgans, Burnet, Texas; E. L. Adams, Hollister, California; Mrs. Eva Carey, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. S. C. Duncan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mrs. C. A. Scott, Topeka, Kansas; Mrs. F. M. Ellington, Winner, South Dakota. They have the deepest sympathy of every one who knew and honored their loved one.

Truly a great and good man has gone to his reward.









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