John Morgan

John Morgan

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John P. Morgan
Born 1950s.
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Early Life

John Paul Henry Morgan was born in the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on July 31, 1952. He spent his first few years living with his parents in Cortland Park in the west end of Ottawa.
In 1956 John's father was seconded to NATO and the family was posted to Fontenbleau, France, at that time the HQ of NATO in Europe. John & his parents lived in a villa known as "Belle Riviere" in the village of Chartrettes across the river from the Fontenbleau forest.
After moving back from France in 1958, john's parents bought a new house in the developing neighbourhood of Coupland Park in Ottawa's west end. John first attended D. Roy Kennedy Public School and upon completion of the local school, Agincourt Road public School.
Up until 1961, John was an only child, but in that year John's brother, Gerry was adopted into the family.
In 1962 John's parents fulfilled a long-standing dream of moving to the country by purchasing an 75 acre farm outside the village of Richmond, Ontario. John lived on that farm until he began post-secondary education in 1971.
John's got his first part-time job in 1965 working for Joachim Worm in an upholstering shop, Andrea's Upholstering (named after Joachim's eldest daughter) stripping old furniture for the princely sum of 60 cents and hour.
Music has always been a large part of John's life. He enjoys many different types of music from classical to Jazz, blues to rock and roll. He has even been known at times to like the occasional country song. Some of the money earned from that upholstery shop job went to the purchase of a Fender precision Bass guitar, and item which is still in John's possession. He was soon involved with a garage band (actually a basement band) which practiced in the basement of the lead singer's house and was therefore known as Mrs Robinson's basement.

School and Career

However music took "second fiddle" in 1971 when John was accepted into Engineering School at Queen's University in Kingston where he spent the next four years studying Chemical Engineering.
During his university career he talked his way onto a German-Canadian exchange program and wound up working in Germany for during the summer of 1973. After the work session was over, John had a month to travel throughout Europe.
After graduation, John joined Gulf Canada as a marketing representative, winding up in Sudbury, Ontario. For the next three years he spent his time between Sudbury, Elliot Lake and Manitoulin Island enjoying northern Ontario life and peddling petroleum products to the mines, forestry, paper mill and other industries in the area.
In 1978 John moved to Toronto to work in Gulf's Head Office at 800 Bay Street. John bought an old house on Cavell Ave in Toronto and proceeded to live in a construction zone for the next few years as he renovated the place.
In 1982 John married his first wife, Sharon Lee Hornsby in the Cardston Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cardston, Alberta. . The were blessed with two children, Jennifer (1983) and Barbara (1984).
In 1988 John left Petro-Canada (PC had purchased Gulf and John had been one of the assets purchased) and struck out on his own in the metals recycling business known as "Parts for Cars." This entailed a move to Brighton Ontario where John and Sharon had earlier purchased 80 acres and were in the process of constructing a house.
Unfortunately, a month after the move, Sharon was diagnosed with cancer which took her life two years later in March of 1990.
However, later that same year John met the woman who would become his second wife in January of 1991. Barbara already had a son and daughter from previous marriages so the blended family became three daughters and a son, the son being the oldest.
A few years later, John closed the recycling business and rented the property to another metals recycler. John then returned to the information technology field, which he had been involved in during the later part of his career with Gulf and Petro-Canada. He became an independent consultant working for a number of large companies and government agencies, including a large Y2K project for the Ontario Provincial Government.

Later Years and Retirement

Another move in 2005 found John in Cambridge, Ontario where he continued the consulting business for a couple of years before deciding to check out of the rat-race. John joined Grand River Transit, the local city bus company, first as a driver and later as a part-time and then temporary supervisor. While supervising was fun, John preferred to drive and left the supervisor ranks to return to driving exclusively until his retirement in 2017.
Retirement saw another move, this time back to the country to a house with a small acreage north of Cornwall, Ontario. Retirement now sees John serving in leadership positions with his Church and spending the rest of his time indulging in his hobbies of genealogy, model railroading, woodworking, gardening and renovating the house.


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On 2 Jan 2018 at 16:23 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

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On 30 Dec 2017 at 03:04 GMT Troy Smith wrote:

thank you kind man for caring about the early "sir-name" profiles such as the elder known Edward Redland thank you so much John Morgan here is a piece of my virtual gratitude. XD (= (:(:(:(:(:

On 11 Dec 2017 at 06:14 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you for giving attention to our orphans in this week's DD challenge. It's nice to see them get a little bit of love. We cleared a total of 8536 suggestions!

Emma :-)

On 27 Nov 2017 at 07:56 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you for your amazing contribution to this week's Data Doctor challenge. I can just feel the tree getting tidy thanks to your efforts collected with others!

Emma :-)

On 11 Nov 2017 at 01:31 GMT Cari (Van Tine) Yocom wrote:

John, thank you for your comment on John Fisher. To explain the differences on the dates for John Fisher, look at FAG. It says he died in 1799 at the age of 79. There is absolutely no way his birth date could be 1756. His son William was born in 1756 if I recall correctly. I do see that I had a typo and only subtracted 70 from 1799, resulting in a birth date of 1729. I have corrected that to 1720. The assignment of this person to the FAG in question is based on the will and probate listed. Cari Y.

On 29 Feb 2016 at 20:53 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


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On 20 Feb 2016 at 16:40 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi John,

I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great!

Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors?

Let me know. I can help you figure out if there's a project and introduce you to the project leaders.

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On 27 Jan 2016 at 18:44 GMT John Morgan wrote:


Genealogy has been a hobby of mine for the past 35 years - long before the Internet. Looking to work with others to increase our knowledge about our family.

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