In the person of the subject of this sketch we have one of Nez Perces County’s active, enterprising, successful, and capable agriculturists, dairymen and stockmen. His abode is six miles south from Genesee, and there he has a farm of two hundred acres of well tilled soil, a fine home in every respect, with substantial out buildings of all kinds necessary to the successful operation of his estate; he handles many cattle, horses, and hogs.

Mr. Morgan was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, on February 3, 1858 being the son of John C. and Ruth L. (Courser) Morgan, natives of Canada, who removed to North Dakota in 1880, where the father died in 1896, and the mother in the following year, being buried in the Arvilla cemetery in Grand Forks County. Henry A. was educated in his native place and also in New London, Minnesota, where the parents removed previous to going to North Dakota. He remained with his father until he had reached his twenty-first year and then went with him to North Dakota and there took a homestead, bought as much more and used half for pasture and half for production of the fruits of the field; there he toiled until thirteen years had elapsed, when he sold out and spent one year in the butcher business and then two years in machine selling. After that he worked for the Great Northern railroad for five years and then came west and located six miles south from Genesee, where we find him at the present time. He bought a quarter section and filed on forty more and has devoted his time and attention to general farming and raising stock.

He has made his estate a fine rural abode, having added all improvements commensurate with its extent that taste and necessity demand and he is one of the leading men of the community. Fraternally, Mr. Morgan is affiliated with the M. W. A. and he and his wife are also members of the Methodist Church.

The marriage of Mr. Morgan was to Miss Alice A., daughter of W. B. and Martha L. (Swift) Reed, natives of Kentucky and immigrants to Minnesota in 1867, where they still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have been blessed with five children, Eli C, Arthur H., Edith M., Charles W. and Ruth.

Mr. Morgan has demonstrated his ability and wisdom in the success that he has achieved and he fully deserves the prominent place he holds in the esteem and respect of his fellows.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903