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William H. Eggleston b. 1847 NY to MI to IN - Son of James & Jerusha (Frisby)
Posted by: Denise Perkins Ready (ID *****0767) Date: January 15, 2010 at 17:45:31
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SOURCE: History of Kosciusko Co., IN - The Lewis Publishing Company - Chicago, IL 1887 p. 468

WILLIAM HENRY EGGLESTON, a dentis, at Warsaw, was born at Seneca Falls, New York, July 7th, 1847. His father, James Eggleston, was a native of New York and of English-Irish descent. In 1852 he went to Marshall, MI, thence to Three Rivers, in 1868, where he still resides. His mother, Jurusha Eggleston, nee FRISBY, was also a native of New York, and of English ancestry. She died in Marshall, MI in 1854. Mr. Eggleston was reared in no particular calling, but was given a good common-school education, graduating at the high school at Marshall, MI with the class of 1863. In February, 1865, he enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company H, Ninth Michigan Infantry, and was discharged at Jackson, Michigan, September 15th of the same year, while serving on special duty as regimental clerk. His regiment was attached to the Army of the Cumberland, and was on duty in Tennessee. After his discharge he returned to Marshall, where he was engaged in a machine shop with his father until 1870, when he began the study of dentistry in the office of W. H. Kessler, at Three Rivers. He studied and practiced there until 1874; he located at Warsaw. He became a member of the Indiana State Dental Association in 1878. Mr. Eggleston has been twice married. He obtained a divorce from his first wife, by whom he had two children - Harry, deceased, and Ned. Mr. Eggleston is a member of Lake City Lodge, No. 371, A.F. & A.M., of which he is past master, and he has been secretary four years. April 23rd, 1885, he was married at Plymouth, Indiana, to Mrs. Mamie Houghton, daughter of Vincent T. and Sarah H. PERKINS, and grand daughter of Captain William Holliday, a well-known Mississippi River steamboat captain. Mrs. Perkins was said to be the first white child born in Keokuk, Iowa. Mrs. Eggleston was born in Keokuk in 1859, where she received her early education. She also attended the convent school about eight years, where she took lessons in artistic painting, and in after years perfected herself as a portrait painter, excelling in crayon work. In 1876 she was married to Lorenzo M. Houghton, a druggist of Keokuk. He died at Maxinkuckee, Indiana, in 1881, leaving one child - Minnie.
NOTE: I have NO further information to provide on this family. The source of where this information was obtained, is listed at the top of the page.

Denise Perkins Ready

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