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Morgan Jones Craig

Male 1920 - 1964  (44 years)


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  • Name Morgan Jones Craig 
    Born 19 Jul 1920  Chester County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 1964 
    Person ID I601928  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2015 

    Father Alexander Bell Craig,   b. 7 Apr 1886, Blackstock, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1963, Chester, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Heath Brown,   b. 26 Jul 1896,   d. 17 Feb 1993, Chester, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1919  Chester, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F597525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Morgan Jones Craig, the son and first child of Alexander Bell Craig (1886- 1963) and Mary Fleath Brown Craig ( I 896-1993), was born in Chester on July 19, 1920. He was named for his great-uncle, Samuel Morgan Jones (1855- 1931) with whom his family lived.
      He was educated in the Chester schools and graduated from Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. During World War II, he served in the US Army for four and one-half years, with overseas duty in the Pacific Theatre. He attended Command and general Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. After being discharged from the Army, he continued service to his country as a Reserve Officer. He attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel.
      Morgan returned home and established Radio Station WGCD in Chester, which he and his father owned and operated. He was a registered professional engineer, constructing several other radio stations, including WLCM in Lancaster, and a television station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Later he was connected with Technical Associates of Charlotte, NC.
      He was named the first Young Man of the Year by the Chester Jaycees. He also served as president of the Chester Chamber of Commerce. Morgan and several other community leaders were instrumental in starting the Chester County Guernsey Festival, which was an annual event for several years. Morgan gave unselfishly of his time and talents to his church (Purity Presbyterian), his community and his friends. After an illness of several months he died on August 9, 1964 at the age of forty-four. He is buried in tile family plot at Evergreen Cemetery. Submitted by: Mary Brown C. Powell.