Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Theola was born on March 25, 1885, on a prairie farm in North Bend,
Dodge County, Nebraska, the daughter of a Dr. William Isaiah and Margaret "Maggie" Jane McClatchey Linn. She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and a school teacher.

Losing her mother when she was just two years of age, Theola learned family values from her uncle and aunt, Robert B. and Hattie M. Sloss. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with an education degree. She married young attorney Joseph H. Morgan in 1910. They moved to Prescott, Arizona Territory, shortly after their marriage. While her husband was making his way into the pages of "Who's Who in America," she set down briefs and speeches for him.

Her father, Dr. Linn, came to Prescott to be near her and set up his medical practice. The Morgans had four children: Catherine Morgan (Mrs. Mucio F.) Delgado (Feb. 16, 1911); Robert Linn (Jan. 22, 1913); Donald Joseph (Sept. 23, 1914); and Mary Helen (Mrs. H. M.) Babcock (April 12, 1918).

Her family characterizes her as always in a good humor, a daily example of selflessness, courage and integrity that have been the inspiration of four generations. Theola was president of the Monday Club (1921-22) and First State Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was one of the first women in Prescott to drive a car.

Theola died on July 23, 1955, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Mrs. Mucio F. Delgado
Updated: October 2014 by Gretchen Eastman

Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.