Morgan Wickersham
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Morgan Whedon Wickersham (1893 - 1941)

1st Lt Morgan Whedon Wickersham
Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Father of [private child (unknown - unknown)]
Died at age 48 in Maryland, United Statesmap
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Morgan was born in Salt Lake City in 1893. [1]


He was the son of Turner Wickersham and Elizabeth Whedon. When he was six years old, his family moved to Washington, D.C. In the 1910 US Census, Morgan is listed as a resident of D.C.[2]


In 1912, Morgan attended the University of Pennsylvania. "Wickersham Suit Quashed." Evening Star, June 10, 1919. [3] During his first year, he met Harriet Matthias, and in 1913, they married in Philadelphia. [4] Together, they had a daughter named Elizabeth (b. 1915).

Military Service

"Wife Sues Army Officer." Evening Public Ledger, Feb. 11, 1919. Chronicling America, [5]

Morgan served as a pilot during World War I, discharged after eighteen months of service on January 28, 1919. After he returned, Harriet filed for a divorce and sued for alimony. The alimony case was dropped, but the divorce was complete. In the 1920 US Census, Morgan is listed in his mother's household. [6]


In July 1920, after the census was taken, Morgan married Margaret Petit in Washington D. C.[7][8] He would marry again at least one more time.


During his lifetime, Morgan worked as a real estate agent, specifically selling land in Florida. The 1930 US Census lists his occupation as "proprietor, real estate."[9] He also remained involved with his alma matter, serving as vice president of the aviation school.[10]


He passed away at a military hospital in Maryland in 1941.[11] He was interred at Arlington Cemetery. [12]

Research Notes

Marriage records for his later marriage(s) have not been located. The 1930 US Census record and obituary of Morgan lists Frances Wickersham as his wife, while a marriage license for his child (not Elizabeth) lists Virginia Francis as his wife (see the "Research Notes" section of her profile).


  1. "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 October 2019), Morgan Whedon Wickersham, 28 Jan 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 May 2022), Morgan W Wickersham in household of Turner A Wickersham, Precinct 2, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 8, sheet 3B, family 84, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 149; FHL microfilm 1,374,162.
  3. Chronicling America,
  4. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Harriet F Matthias and Wickersham, 1913.
  6. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 February 2021), Morgan W Wickersham in entry for Elizabeth C Wickersham, 1920.
  7. "District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921", database, FamilySearch ( : 11 January 2020), Morgan W. Wickersham, 1920.
  8. "Wickersham-Petit Wedding." Evening Star, June 28, 1920. Chronicling America,
  9. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 June 2022), Morgan W Wickersham, Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 22, sheet 44A, line 24, family 1061, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 877; FHL microfilm 2,340,612.
  10. "School of Aviation Makes Record Roll." Evening Star, Feb. 16, 1930. Chronicling America,
  11. "Morgan W. Wickersham, World War Flyer, Dead." Evening Star, Aug. 4, 1941. Chronicling America,
  12. Find a Grave, database and images (Find A Grave: Memorial #34174688 : accessed 02 June 2022), memorial page for Morgan Whedon Wickersham (1893–3 Aug 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 34174688, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by ted c (contributor 47066577) .

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Morgan...I found that you are buried in Arlington National Cemetery...

posted by Randi Zurcher