Morgan triplets born; mother Missouri Morgan dies.

Wilson Daily Times, 27 February 1945.


Wilson Daily Times, 27 February 1945.


On 16 September 1934, Cleveland Morgan, 30, of Wilson, son of Sallie Morgan, married Missouri Carter, 25, of Wilson, daughter of Willie and Henrietta Carter, in Wilson. M.M. Wells, a Disciples minister, performed the ceremony in the presence of James Morgan, Victoria Webb, and Annie Pender.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Dew Street, Cleveland Morgan, 36, redrying tobacco factory laborer; wife Missourie, 32; and children Dorothy, 10, William, 7, Cleveland Jr., 5, and Marie, 2.

Missouri Morgan died 25 February 1945 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 2 February 1908 in Duplin County, N.C., to William Carter; was married to Cleveland Morgan; and lived at 607 Banks Street. Cause of death: “late toxemia of pregnancy due to 9 mos. delivery immediately before death of mother childbirth at term,” other conditions: “triplets.”

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: veneer company laborer Cleveland Morgan, 46; sister Nonnie Dunston, 49, private maid; and children Cleveland Jr., 15, Marie, 12, Carlillie, 8, and Petrola, Pauline, and Paul, 5.

Cleveland Morgan Sr. died 11 November 1971 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 2 March 1905 in North Carolina to Sallie Morgan; was a widower; worked as a laborer; lived at 611 East Walnut Street Alley. Cleveland Morgan Jr., 406 East Walnut, was informant.