On August 11, 1881, Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan was born to Florence and the Reverend Prebendary Henry George Morgan, in the Manor House of the village of Morton Jeffries, in Herefordshire, England.
Interested in art and engineering at a young age, Morgan awas allowed by his parents to follow his muse. He studied at the Crystal Palace Engineering College. After graduation, his father got him a job as an apprentice to William Dean, and then CJ Churchyard, the chief engineers of the Great Western Railway at Swindon. This type of work was the starting point for other automotive luminaries—W.O. Bentley and Henry Royce came from similar training.
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