Obit-Harding,Lavinia-3 May 1909
uFELO G PITTSBURGHER PASSES fliy SUDDENLY Mrs, Lavina Morgan Harding, Daughter of Well-Knovyn Well-Knovyn Well-Knovyn Family, Is Dead.' JOHN RIESECK SUCCUMBS, Former Safe Manufacturer Came to This Country at Age of One Year, Mrs. Lavina Morgan Harding, widow of Ebenezer Denny Harding, and eldest daughter of the late Colonel James B. Morgan, and Susan G. Mountain, daughter daughter of James Mountain, formerly an eminent attorney " of Pittsburgh, died at the Kenmawr Hotel yesterday morning after a few days illness. Mrs. Harding had not been in good , health all winter, but until three days ago was not considered in an alarming 'conditiori. She was born in Pittsburgh where she spent her life, her father moving moving to this city from Morganza about 1S32. At the latter place the Morgans had lived for several generations. The first of the name to move there was Colonel George Morgan, a revolutionary officer nnrl tho first Tnfllan scent arvoointed bv the Government. He had lived for some yejfrs previous at "Prospect." Princeton, now the residence of the president of , Princeton university, and moved to Western Western Pennsylvania before the close of the eighteenth century. . Mrs. Harding's grandfather. General John Morgan, followed his father. Colonel Colonel George Morgan from his place at Princeton to Morganza some years later. Mrs. Harding" s father. Colonel James B. Morgan, was the llast of her family to live there. Mrs. Harding was always particularly interested in the charities of her native - city, having been for many years a manager manager of the Episcopal Church Home, serving, serving, for some years as president of the board, and also was deeply interested in and a manager of the Society for the improvement or the f oor. During the greater part of her life Mrs. Harding was actively engaged in the work and Sunday school of Trinity Protestant Protestant Episcopal Church. Sixth avenue, where, in the old grave yard adjoining, seme of her ancestors lie buried. Surviving are her daughter, Julia Morgan Morgan Harding, at present very ill. and Edward H. Harding, a son, connected with the United States engineer's office of Pittsburgh. She also leaves two brothers, Colonel A. S. M. Morgan, and James B. Morgan, Jr.. both of this city: one grandson, J. Morgan Harding, of Columbus, O. ; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Harding Si'obett, of Seattle, Wash., and James Harding, of Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held at Calvary Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church, Shady avenue, to-morrow to-morrow to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.