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Thomas Rees Morgan
31 Mar 1834–6 Sep 1897
My great-great grandfather was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, and grew up in a poor family who had the pony cart concession at one of the local coal mines. He lost his left leg at age 10 while working with loaded coal carts at the mine. After surviving this injury, he was sent to school with prominent Welsh teachers, studied mechanics and became a machinist. Seeking a better life for his family, he emigrated in 1865 and began working in various positions in western Pennsylvania. He eventually began his own business manufacturing steam hammers, then moved to Ohio where he and his sons and partners began the Morgan Engineering Company in Alliance and Lake Erie-Morgan Steel Co. The company went on to invent and implement overhead traveling cranes to automate the ship building process. TR Morgan became a personal friend of Andrew Carnegie, and a friend and financial supporter of President McKinley. Morgan ran for Congress in 1892, but lost to the Democratic candidate. President McKinley appointed Morgan as Minister to Wales on the day of Morgan’s death.

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· Date: Tue September 27, 2011 · Views: 134
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kcarlsen

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Wed September 28, 2011 07:54

That is just a gorgeous page. Great job! Love those old photos!

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Kimm23

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Wed September 28, 2011 09:40

Wow, wonderful page and story! You are fortunate to have such detailed info and photo, too! Beautiful!
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Thu September 29, 2011 04:11

He was a good looking man and looks much like one of my great grandfathers. Many of mine were Welsh or Scottish in ancestry. but many were hear by the 1600's with only the one I did the page with coming later. But I don't have many pictures from the 1600 and 1700's. I have a couple of portraits, although they tend to be in museums and not in my nouse LOL.

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rabbitrun

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Thu September 29, 2011 04:12

OOPS, hit send button too early. Wanted to say I love the page!

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jmdt1129

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Thu September 29, 2011 09:24

What a wonderful, inspirational story! Your layout is a beautiful tribute to an amazing man!!

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michellemarie

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Mon October 3, 2011 20:54

Classy page! Really nice! Your journaling is just so cool!

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