Biography of Henry P. Eagan


Eagan, Henry P., Newstead, p. o. Akron, was born in Little Valley, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., February 11, 1859, and spent the first eighteen years of his life there. His father, John Eagan, was for many years connected with the Erie Railroad and died in 1893, and his wife, Mariah Eagan, is now living in Dunkirk. They came from England, and after a short residence in New Jersey settled in Little Valley, and at the end of eighteen years moved to Dunkirk. They had five children, of whom H. P. Eagan was the third. Mr. Eagan received his education at Little Valley, and later took a three years' course at the Fredonia State Normal. After graduating he acted as steward for the Erie Hotel in Dunkirk, which he followed for six years, when he engaged in the grocery business, and continued in that line until 1384, when he moved to Akron to carry on the same business. He first married, in 1881, Mary Toomey, daughter of one of the prominent families of Dunkirk, and she died in 1882. In March, 1891, he married Fannie A. Robinson, daughter of John and Sarah Robinson, who were one of the most prominent families in the town of Newstead. They were farmers and built up a wide reputation in cheese making, until Robinson's cheese became famous for its high quality.. Mr. Robinson died in 1895, and Mrs. Robinson still occupies the homestead.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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