|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1845|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1914|
James Austin Eggleston Died Sunday Morning
James Austin Eggleston, one of the old and highly respected citizens of Memphis, died very suddenly at his home in this city Sunday morning, March 8, 1914 between 3 and 4 o’clock. His death was entirely unexpected, and was caused by heart trouble. On Saturday Mr. Eggleston appeared to be in his usual good health and was on the streets Saturday afternoon at a late hour. At his death Mr. Eggleston was aged 68 years, 10 months and 18 days. He was the son of David and Josephine (Judd) Eggleston, born April 30, 1845, in Athens County, Ohio. He was a soldier in the Federal Army, having been flag bearer in his regiment. He married Emily Louisa Drake, daughter of Jesse and Louisa (Snively) Drake, on January 1, 1868, in Athens County, Ohio. Mr. Eggleston has for a long time been a resident of Scotland County. He is survived by the wife, four daughters and two sons, also a number of brothers and sisters and other relatives and friends who deeply mourn his death. Mr. Eggleston’s funeral was held from the Methodist Church at Brock Wednesday afternoon March 11 at 2 o’clock, these services being conducted by Rev. George Sturgis, pastor of the First M.E. Church of this city. A large crown of sympathizing friends attended the funeral The deceased was a man of strong convictions and high ideals in life. Those who know him best, more fully appreciate his virtues. The many relatives and friends have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
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Note: In the 1850 James (age 5) is listed as "Austin" and is living in Ward, Hocking County, Ohio, with his parents David Eggleston Jr.and Tryphena Eggleston and siblings Henry C. (Harvey Bruce), Lucinda, and Laura A. In the 1860 U.S. Census, he is living in a household in Ward, Hocking County, Ohio, headed by Tryphena Eggleston with siblings Lucinda, Laura, Bruce, and Rebecca. In 1870, he can be found in Winnebago County, Wisconsin with his wife Emily (Drake) and two of their children. There are many misspellings throughout the census records, but these entries all appear to be the same family.
Tryphena Judd Eggleston (1821 - 1901)
Emily Louisa Drake Eggleston (1850 - 1932)*
Effie J. Eggleston Mains (1868 - 1931)*
Burtrum Eggleston (1869 - 1940)*
Edith M. Eggleston Robinson (1871 - 1953)*
Myrtle Emily Eggleston Bull (1872 - 1964)*
Fannie Maude Eggleston Rosenburger (1876 - 1957)*
John Austin Eggleston (1883 - 1961)*
Fred Clay Eggleston (1885 - 1922)*
James Austin Eggleston (1845 - 1914)
Harvey Bruce Eggleston (1852 - 1939)*
Created by: Larry and Jane
Record added: Aug 24, 2006
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