Biography of John Eyres of Le Roy, NY





John Eyres, son of John and Eleanor (Whitmore) Eyres, was born May 13, 1836, in County Leeds, Canada. He received a good English education, has been a farmer and a shoemaker, and came to Le Roy about 30 years ago. He has carried on shoemaking for about 20 years. Mr. Eyres was one of the first movers in developing the salt interests of Le Roy, representing the citizens in superintending and looking after their interests at the test-well, which was begun January 4, 1882. and has been connected with the Le Roy Salt Co. for one year. For the past three years he has been associated with Mr. Kidd, who started May 28, 1886, and now has four wells. Mr. Eyres gives his entire attention to the salt industry, and is well posted in the geology of this section. He has been twice married, first, to Margaret Wright, by whom he had one datrghter, now deceased For his second wife he married Mary E., daughter of Matthew Shaw, of Le Roy, who has also borne him one daughter.



FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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