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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

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Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


WALLACE G. MORGAN, attorney-at-law at Rushville and one of the best known lawyers in the Sixth district, was born in this county and has lived here all his life, a practicing attorney since the days of his young manhood, formerly associated in the practice of law with his father, the late David S. Morgan, and now associated in practice with Gates Ketchum. Mr. Morgan was born on a farm in Richland township on May 8, 1866, son of David S. and Mary E. (Mcllwain) Morgan, the latter of whom years ago was a teacher in the old Richland Academy. David S. Morgan was a Kentuckian by birth who at the age of eighteen years came to Indiana with his parents, Samuel Morgan and wife, the family locating in Richland township, this county. David S. Morgan completed his schooling in the Richland Academy and thereafter for many years taught school in that township, teaching during the winter seasons. In the meantime he took up the study of law, was presently admitted to the bar and in 1881 moved to Rushville, where he opened an office for the practice of the profession to which he had devoted his talents and there continued in practice the remainder of his life, his death occurring in 1905. David S. Morgan and wife were the parents of five children, sons all, three of whom are still living, the subject of this biographical sketch having two brothers, Samuel and William O. Morgan. The deceased were Rosco and Bert Morgan. Wallace G. Morgan was about seventeen years of age when his parents moved from Richland township to Rushville and he completed his schooling in the Rushville schools. Under the able preceptorship of his father he early entered upon the study of law and upon his admission to the bar formed a partnership with his father in the practice of that profession and this mutually agreeable association continued until the death of the elder Morgan in 1905. Not long after the death of his father Mr. Morgan formed a partnership with Douglas Morris and this firm had a wide practice. One of Mr. Morgan 's legal connections of considerable consequence is that as attorney for the Dollings Investment Company of Indianapolis. Mr. Morgan's wife, nee Mary McLaughlan, also was born in Rush county, a member of one of the county's old families, and she and Mr. Morgan ever have taken an interested part in the general social activities of the community, helpful in promoting and furthering all movements having to do with the common good hereabout. In his political affiliation Mr. Morgan is a Democrat and for many years has been regarded as one of the leaders of that party in Rush county and throughout the Sixth district. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the Masonic lodge at Rushville.