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George Edward Egan/Eagan

George Edward Egan/Eagan

George Edward Egan / Eagan, born 1876 in Youngsville, Warren County, Pa. He was the first husband of Anna Laura Huff Dunham.

He enlisted in 1898 in Battery K 4th U.S. Artillery, transferred to Company I 6th U.S. Infantry, was still in service in 1907 when he reenlisted.

Photo from the collection of Geneva Dunham Hile.

Submitted by Ryan Beach, grandson of Geneva Dunham Hile

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George Edward Eagan aka George Eugene Eagan (1878-1947)

There's a very nice picture and retirement article in the Blizzard newspaper (Oil City, Venango, PA) 2 Apr 1946. He retired as chief engineer of the Penna RR company after 37 years. He was one of the best known railroaders in the section. The middle name is Eugene according to his social security application and his WWI and WWII draft registrations. He was born according to these documents, 22 Mar 1878, in Youngsville, Warren, PA. He died 16 Jul 1947, in Oil City, Venango, PA, and is buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. He married Lenora Edith Dale in 1909 (a 2nd marriage for both), but she unfortunately died of Septicemia in 1917. She and their stillborn baby are also buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. He didn't remarry until around 1938, when he married Helen F. (Bailey) Thomas (1891-1961). She is also buried at Grove Hill Cemetery.

He and Helen were quite active during their time together in civic activities in Oil City. Helen continued with it all as late as 1958.

George E. Eagan's parents were Michael Eagan (abt 1848-1896), and Magdaline "Lena" Gross (1847-1919).

Known brothers I saw on census returns: Clyde, Thomas & Franklin (Frank). Two others suggested by researchers were Edward "Eddie" Eagan and John Eagan Robinson. I don't know where or how the last two were obtained as I saw no evidence of their existence on census returns.

As far as I know, George E. Eagan had no children other than the one stillborn in 1917. His last wife had two daughters from a prior marriage, and grandchildren, some of them living fairly near at times, so he inherited them through marriage. At one time he had a Vera Eagan living with him who appeared to be a niece, but further research would have to be done to clarify the relationship.

 

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