Tuesday, May 26, 2009

John Morgan Rex, Brother and Soldier

This history of John Morgan Rex was written by Mary Elizabeth Herbert Rex, his stepmother. When you click on it, if all goes well, it will enlarge. You can read in her lovely hand the history the family provided for the newspapers.

Following is not the picture I'm looking for of John Morgan Rex with one of his airplanes. It will do until another one surfaces. This is the side of the P.H. Rex family home in Randolph, Utah where everyone stood for pictures.

The picture of all the fun on the left is of John Morgan Rex and his sister, Helen Rex Frazier, about 1941. That is bug spray he has in his hand. They are outside of her apartment in Oakland, California, probably on a Sunday. She affectionally called him Johnny. His mother referred to him as Morg in her letters.


  1. What a beautifully written letter. And what a handsome man. Such a tragic death. One of my uncles has a given name of "Morgan" and although I would never call him by a nickname, I remember my grandmother calling him "Morg" many times.

    Thank you for the lovely site. I will look forward to all your posts.

  2. How fun. Thanks for doing this. I loved the journal entries. Probably because I love the Logan Temple. I would of never thought of them going by train. I haven't been able to read it all but will soon.