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Hurbia Elias Eyster
Birth: Jun. 1, 1885
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1937
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Hurbia Eli Eyster's middle name was actually Elias, but he used Eli, just as his grandfather used Eli, instead of Elias. There was a period of a few years in records that his name is Herbert in records. Whether he used it or someone else just thought it was easier, who knows. His name has more variations than anyone else in my family tree. In part, transcribers of census records,when the handwriting is not clear, as often happens, use a name that believe to be the correct one or try to decipher the writing. So we have seen Huston, Herbij, Herbig, Hervey, Corby and other variations based on poor writing and unfamiliarity with the name. My father said that some people called him "Irv". This was a German heritage family and perhaps an accent added to the names.

This is my grandfather; he died before I was born. My father said he fell off a scaffold while working as a painter, dying in a District of Columbia hospital. The obituary printed in a York, PA paper he fell eight feet when the scaffold collapsed whle painting a bridge. The obit stated he died at Emergency Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Never having met either of my father's parents, I am glad to have the Family Bible and this Grandfather's Painter's Bible--with "recipes" for hundreds of treatments and toppings for wood. It is well-worn and looks well-used and quite fascinating!

Family links: 
  Henry Jarius Eyster (1846 - 1916)
  Clementine Ehrhart Eyster (1861 - 1947)
  Claire Viola Stallman Eyster (1886 - 1960)
  Helen Clementine Eyster Tillack (1912 - 1999)*
  Eugene Richard Eyster (1915 - 2002)*
  Bert Lois Eyster (1882 - 1961)*
  Arthur Jerous Eyster (1883 - 1965)*
  Hurbia Elias Eyster (1885 - 1937)
  Charles Henry Eyster (1886 - 1966)*
  Nettie May Eyster (1888 - 1889)*
  Robert Ammon Eyster (1890 - 1962)*
  Claud Eyster (1893 - 1894)*
  Helen Seleva Eyster Wilt (1897 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Prospect Hill Cemetery
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Susie Eyster Parks
Originally Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall...
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
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Hurbia Elias Eyster
Added by: Susie Eyster Parks
Hurbia Elias Eyster
Added by: Susie Eyster Parks
Hurbia Elias Eyster
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Grandfather, I think you would have enjoyed your six grandchildren had you lived. I have your well-used Painter's Bible with all those recipes and how-to's for anything you might want to paint! Susie
- Susie Eyster Parks
 Added: Feb. 20, 2013
This page is sponsored by: Susie Eyster Parks

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