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Mary Virginia MORGAN

Mary Virginia MORGAN

Female 1897 - 1988  (90 years)

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  • Name Mary Virginia MORGAN 
    Born 7 Oct 1897  Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    EDUC Poquonnock Bridge School, Williams Memorial Institute 1916, Connecticut College for Women, New London CT 
    Died 2 May 1988  Noank, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I123  The Turses
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2009 

    Father John Albert MORGAN,   b. 23 Mar 1861, Bethel, Morgan, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1910  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Harriet Slocomb STOREY,   b. Oct 1872 
    Married 7 Nov 1896  Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Henry (Jack) GOODMAN,   b. 17 Jul 1892, Malvern, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1965, Mystic, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1988 - Noank, Groton, New London, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mary Virginia was born October 7, 1897 in Groton. She attended the District County School in Poquonnock, the Groton Heights School, Williams Memorial Institute and Connecticut College. She taught many years in the Groton Public School, serving as head of the homebound department and acting principal at Noank School during World War II. She taught at Fitch Junior High and Fitch Senior High. After retiring from public schools she established her own Mary Virginia Morgan Private School in Waterford. Mary Virginia was inducted into Groton Education Association’s Hall of Fame in November 1987.

      Mary Virginia was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a regent of the Anna Warner Bailey chapter for three terms, and was a member of many other ancestral societies. She was a descendant of Uncas, the famous Mohegan Chief. She knew a great deal of Indian history and possibly her most famous boast is that she was able to count to twelve in the Mohegan language.

      A colorful, outgoing, and locally revered figure, Mary Virginia was subject of a 2000 play written by Noank poet/playwright Melanie Greenhouse, called "The Duchess of Noank," a loving portrait of one of the town's most colorful characters, Mary Virginia Goodman created the character “Duchess of Noank”, during one of her many travels to England in order to gain access to a Lord’s estate she wished to visit after her spraining her ankle and being unable to join the rest of the touring party.

  • Sources 
    1. [S332] Biographical Review Volume XXVI, (Boston Biographical Review Publishing, 1898).