Before becoming mayor, he was a city alderman
and had worked as a bus driver and street railway motorman and
conductor. After leaving the mayor’s office he became a state liquor
vendor at the Park and Montana Street store. In 1961 he was transferred
to the state liquor license inspector force.
Mr. Morgan was born in Hayle, Cornwall, England, July 31, 1893.
He was educated in England and moved to Butte in 1912.
He married the former Laura Pascoe in Butte in 1916.
A member of the Butte Pioneers Club, Mr. Morgan was one of the
group that traveled to Columbia Gardens on a jumbo open streetcar when
the last street railway run was made here in 1937.
He was a leader and sponsor of the Butte Newsboys’ Club which
flourished here in 1917-20 and a prominent booster of the annual
East-West Shrine football game for crippled children.
He was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge
24, AF&AM and served as past master in 1950. He also belonged
to Bagdad Temple of the Shrine Scottish Rite Bodies, and Mountain View
Survivors include the widow; sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Bernard Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Morgan Jr.; son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Burckhartt and seven grandchildren,
all of Butte, and a brother, Henry, in England.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Richards Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
flag to fly half-mast for T. R. Morgan
Mayor James B. Shea said Wednesday he has ordered the flag flown
at half-mast from the Walkerville City Hall in tribute to the memory of
Thomas R. Morgan, former Butte mayor who died Sunday.
“Walkerville shares the sorrow of its sister city, Butte. Mayor
Morgan often cooperated with the Walkerville city administration in
community and government projects.”
The Montana Standard
Thursday, October 24, 1968-Page 5