Tombstone Tuesday – June 5, 2018 – Jay Morgan Densmore


Jay Morgan was the son of Charles and Mary Morgan (Hayner) Densmore. He was born on Marine City on October 9,1903. Charles and Mary had eleven children; Addie (1890), Normer (1893-1893),Charles Ray (1894), Elizabeth L. (1897), Dorothy(1901), Jay Morgan (1903), John Reynolds (1905), Harry Hayner (1908), Mary Kathryn (1910), Allan Glen (1912), Alvin (1912/1912).

In the 1910 Federal Census, Charles, Mary and their family are living in Cottrellville in rural St Clair county, Michigan. Jay Morgan is six years old.


Charles Densmore Family  about 1915

Standing back row: Jay Morgan, Elizabeth, Charles Ray, Addie, Dorothy

Seated Front row: Mary Katheryn, Mary Morgan Hayner Densmore, Harry Hayner, Charles Densmore holding Allan Glen, John Reynolds.

By the time of the 1920 Federal Census, the Densmore family has moved to nearby Marine City, Michigan.  Morgan, as he is referred to, is no longer in school but is working as a laborer in a foundry. He is sixteen years old.

Jay Morgan married Edna M. Horton on December 24, 1923. Jay Morgan was a glass worker in Detroit at the time he and Edna got married. In the 1930 Federal Census, Jay Morgan and Edna are living in Marine City. Jay is a truck driver for the Grocery Industry. Jay and Edna have a daughter who was born in 1924, her name is Marion Elizabeth Densmore. In 1937, Jay and Edna had a son and he was named Jay Morgan Densmore Jr. Jay Morgan Jr died of pneumonia in 1939 at the age of two.

In the 1940 Federal Census, the family lives in Marine City at 436 Delina Street. Jay is a foreman in a factory. I am unable to find any other information on Jay Morgan until the time of his death.

Thirty seven years ago today, Jay Morgan Densmore died in Marine City, Michigan. He is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery.

Rosehill Cemetery


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