Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dr. George Emil Morgan 1895-1980

Dr. George Emil Morgan, formerly of Waynesville, died at his home in Boca Raton, Florida on December 20, 1980.

Dr. Morgan, who was known as “Dick” to most of his friends and relatives in this area, was born January 28, 1895 on the Morgan Farm South of Waynesville.  He attended Southwest State College in Springfield and received his DDS degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1916.  In 1918 he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he practiced dentistry for 42 years.

During his professional career, Dr. Morgan achieved prominence in his field.  He taught at Marquette University and was a co-founder of the practice of pedodontics or child dentistry.  He served on many professional associations including the American Dental Association.

In 1960, Dr. Morgan retired and he and his wife moved from Milwaukee and settled in Boca Raton in 1962 where they remained until the time of his death.  While in Florida, Dr. Morgan continued to be very active in community and charitable activities.  He was instrumental in raising money for, and supporting, the Boca Raton Community Hospital, and served on the hospital’s executive committee and as treasurer of the hospital, until the time of his death.  His friends in this area will agree with his friends and associates in Florida who remember him as a lovable man, a man of integrity and a man dedicated to helping others.

Funeral services were held in Boca Raton, Florida on December 23.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Florida.

Dr. Morgan was married 62 years ago to the former lee Burchard, formerly of Waynesville, who survives.  He is also survived by a son, George E. Morgan, Jr., of Potomac, Maryland, and a daughter, Dorothy Hayes, of Madison, Wisconsin, by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Other survivors include two brothers, Joe N. Morgan and Claude H. Morgan, of Waynesville, and a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

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