Contra Costa County












MARCELLUS MORGAN.A prosperous citizen of Pinole, Contra Costa county, is Marcellus Morgan, who is employed as carpenter at the California Powder works, which position he has held since coming here in 1894.A native of Coshocton county, Ohio, he was born January 16, 1842, a son of John Morgan, and was reared to young manhood upon his fatherís farm.In 1861, inspired by patriotism, he enlisted in Company F, Fifty-first Ohio Regiment of Infantry, and served faithfully until the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge in 1865 as sergeant of the company.At the battle of Lookout Mountain he was wounded, but not incapacitated for any length of time.Returning to Ohio he engaged in farming for a livelihood until 1870, in which year he removed to Iowa.A year later he located in Nebraska, where he took up carpenter work, continuing so occupied until 1894.Deciding to locate in the more remote west, he came to California in the last named year, and after spending a short time in San Francisco, engaged at his trade, he came to Pinole and entered upon the duties of his present position.He purchased four acres of land, upon which was built a find residence overlooking the town and bay.The land is set to fruit and furnishes no small income, in addition to his other labors.


The marriage of Mr. Morgan united him with Adeline Bell, a native of Ohio.Two children were born of this union, namely:Giles Thomas, deceased, and Anna May, who married J. V. Enloe, and his two children, Vida Belle and Ralph.Mr. Enloe is notary public and justice of the peace of Pinole, and is employed at the California Powder Works.In his fraternal associations Mr. Morgan is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.




Transcribed by Donna Toole.

≠≠≠≠Source: History of the State of California & Biographical Record of Coast Counties, California by Prof. J. M. Guinn, A. M., Page 662. The Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, 1904.

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