Biography of Frank J. Regan
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Regan, Frank J., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 1, 1839, is a son of Morris and Mary (Sheridan) Regan, both born in Ireland and came to Philadelphia in 1830, then to St. Louis, Mo., where they both died in 1862. Frank J. Regan was reared in Philadelphia, Pa., and was there educated. He went to Missouri with his parents and there enlisted in 17th Ill. Inft. and served three years, and was at the battles of Shilo, Fort Donaldson and Frederickstown ; also seven months in 1st N. Y. Engineers, Co. L. At the close of the war Mr. Regan worked for the United States on lighthouse work on lakes and after four years on railroad work. In 1886 he came to East Aurora, where he has been foreman of the manufacturing department of Darbee, Peck & Bro. He was married in 1870 to Mary E. Smith. and they have three children, William, Mary and Luther. Mr. Regan is a Republican ; a member of Blazing Star Lodge No. 694, F. & A. M., of which he is a past master ; he is also high priest of the East Aurora Chapter No. 282, R. A. M., Hugh De Payens Commander No. 30, K. T., of Buffalo, Ismalia Temple of Buffalo Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, past grand of Aurora Borealis Lodge No. 642, I. O. O. F., and past commander of Arthur Smith Post No. 506, G. A. R., Dept. N. Y.

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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