Thomas Hunt is remembered for his prestigious work on chromosome theory of inheritance. His research with ''Drosophila melanogaster'' provided major evidence for the inheritance theory and made it agreeable to most biologists of the day.
Thomas Hunt Morgan earned wide recognition and fame for his discoveries. For his role in genetics, he was awarded various prestigious award and honors including Darwin Medal, & Nobel Prize. Further, he was awarded an honorary LL.D by Johns Hopkins, and Ph.D. by the University of Kentucky.
Moving towards his personal life, Thomas Hunt Morgan was married to Lillian Vaughan Sampson in 1904. They met each other when Lillian was a student at Bryn Mawr, and he was an associate professor at the same institute. The couple gave birth to a son and three daughters.
As an evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author, Thomas had earned wide recognition. He elucidated the role of the chromosome in heredity which is regarded as one of the biggest achievement. His net worth before his death was concluded to be around $4 million.
Thomas Hunt Morgan suffered from a chronic duodenal ulcer throughout his life. He had experienced numerous heart attack when he was 79 years old. Thomas Hunt Morgan died from a ruptured artery on 4th December 1945.