CORPORAL ALLEN IRVIN MORGAN of Lowell Lane, Westmont NJ, died on a transport enroute to France from disease on March 22, 1918, at the age of 28. He was initially buried at Brest, France, then returned to the United States after the war had ended. A funeral parade, beginning at the Westmont Fiore House on Center Street, Westmont and continuing on Haddon Avenue, was organized to honor the return of Allen Irving Morgan.
Allen Irvin Morgan was born in May of 1889 in Pennsylvania, the son of Morris K. and Sarah "Sallie" C. Griffith Morgan. He was the second of four children, coming after Bertha, and before brothers Howard and Leslie. The Morgan family left Pennsylvania and settled in Westmont NJ sometime after 1896. Morris K. Morgan worked as a stationary engineer. Before joining the Army, Allen I. Morgan worked as a painter and at a hat factory.
Allen I. Morgan enlisted in the United States Army at Philadelphia in September of 1912. he was discharged at El Paso, Texas in November of 1913. Allen I. Morgan re-enlisted in the United States Army on December 22, 1915 in Philadelphia PA. He served with Troop G of the 15th Cavalry Regiment. During his time in the Army he saw duty on the Mexican Border, and he had spent 18 months in the Philippine Islands.
Allen Irvin Morgan was survived by his parents, and siblings. By 1920 the Morgans had made their home on Emerald Avenue in Westmont (Haddon Township) NJ. His mother passed in the 1920s. Morris K. Morgan was still living in Westmont as of April, 1930.
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