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Death Of E. W. Morgan

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Anotlier oL Ann Arbor's oldest pioneers, Elijah W. Morgan, died yesterday at his home in this city after several years of illness, during which he has been confined to liis house. His deatli was the result of oíd age and general breaking down of health. Mr. Morgan was one-of the donators of the University campus to the state, he giving one-flfth of the forty acres. He was bom in Watertown, N. Y., May 15, 1805, his father beinff Jtev. Elisha Morgan, of Welsh desceut. He lived in that locality, working as farmer and teacher until 1827, when he took charge of a liw business at Auburn for a couple of years. In the spring of 1829, Mr. Morgan carne to Detroit and traveled in severa] parta of the state, iinally locating at Ann Arbor, accepting a position i the office of the Prosecuting Attorney. He soon became one of tbe leading nien of this vicinity. Ile was also one of the wealthiest and owned property in nearly every part of the state, but by v turn of fortune, nis own propcrtj wasiwept away from him, leaving lit tio except lus wife's estáte, which he handled so judiciously tuut when hi wife died, nearly five years ago, she was considered the wealthiest resillen of Ann Arbor. He was a director anc cashier of the old Bauk of Washtenaw and was president of the Toledo . Ann Arbor Kailroad upon its firs organization. lii muncipal affairs he was honored with many offices of trus and beid ma.iy positions. lie did bu little practice in the courts in latter years, but was the oldest member o; the Washtenaw County bar. The funeral will be held Saturday.