George Lee Morgan was born 12-FEB-1888.  He lived on Main Street Dwelling number 154 in Flint Hill.  His father was John Minor Lee Morgan (18561924) and his mother was Isabell Jane Bullington Morgan (1865-1896).  He had one brother John Edward (serving in France).  His occupation was listed as Forge Shop at Curtis Manufacturing Co in St. Louis.  He was living at the time at 6128 Easton in Wellston in St. Louis. 

George lived with his parents in Flint Hill until he departed for Camp McArthur in Texas 17-JUL 1918.  Morgan died in Waco Texas at Camp McArthur on 20-OCT-1918.  Death certificate indicates influenza pneumonia.  He was buried with military honors in Flint Hill Cemetery.  His tombstone reads; “He left his home in perfect health, he looked so young and brave, how little did we think so soon he’d would be laid in a soldiers grave.”   He was 29 years old.   His brother was serving in France.  Seventeen members of the 70th Home Guard of St. Charles were in attendance.  The Post-Dispatch reported on 23-OCT 1918 that Morgan was 12th St. Charles County man who died of disease.  There were 930 cases of flu at Camp MacArthur, and 202 soldiers died.  Morgan is buried in Flint Hill Cemetery. 

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