Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
MORGAN is one of the industrious agriculturists of Adams county who has
won good success and is to be credited with much labor in making the country
what it is today. He resides about three miles south from Delight
where he gives his attention to farming and also raising some stock.
Simon H. Morgan was
born in Coos county, Oregon, on March 27, 1875, the son of T. M. and Rachel
(Barnes) Morgan, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume. The
father moved to various sections of the country, in the pursuit of his
calling, that of preaching the gospel, and our subject received his education
where the family lived. He remained with his parents until twenty-one
years of age then began life by working out on the farms adjacent and later
took a homestead in Idaho. After improving it, he sold and bought
one hundred and sixty acres where he now lives and in addition to this
he has considerable other real estate purchased at different times.
On November 26, 1903,
Mr. Morgan married Miss Minnie Camel. Her parents, Albert and Sarah
(Kays) Camel, are natives of Missouri. In 1885, they moved to Kansas
where the mother died. Two years later, the father went to California
and is supposed to have died there in 1897, although no definite information
has ever been obtained. Mrs. Morgan is the third of four children
named as follows, Ada, William, Minnie and Mora.
Mr. Moore is a stanch
Prohibitionist and works with zeal and energy in forwarding the interests
of his party. He and his wife are members of the Christian church
and are well known and good upright people.