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 Henry W. Eager

Henry W. Eager

Death 1916 (aged 69–70)
Burial Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 64-C
Memorial ID 62222435 · View Source
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On this EAGER-THOMPSON gravesite:

A large stone with "Eager" on one side and "Thompson" on the other side.

On the EAGER side are 6 low markers:

Grace [Eleanor Wright] W. Eager 1904-1976
Henry T.[Thompson] Eager 1893-1986

Helen Eager 1897-1952
Hattie [Harriet G. Eager 1891-1896]

J.E.B. [Jennie F.Thompson Eager Bond 1863-1927]
H.W.E. 1846-1916 [Henry W. Eager]

On the THOMPSON side are 2 low stones:

Father 1832-1920 [Venus Thompson]
Mother 1839-1907 [Georgianna W. Sawin Thompson]
1840 U.S. Census for Middleborough, Massachusetts. VENUS THOMPSON household - no ages/names given, but one of them is "Venus", there are 2 males under age 15, 1 female under age 20, and 2 parents in their 40's, and one female in her 60's.

1850 U.S. Census Northborough, Massachusetts. HENRY W.
EAGER age 4. His parents are WILLIAM F. EAGER, 34 farmer, and HANNAH E. EAGER age 31. His sister is HARRIET F. EAGER age 8.

1860 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. HENRY W. EAGER is a 14 year old. His father is WILLIAM F. EAGER age 44 a stable keeper, and mother is 41 year old CLARA E. EAGER. Sister is HARRIET F. EAGER age 18. Also living with them are two men whose occupations are book store and blacksmith.

1860 U.S. Census, Providence, Rhode Island. VENUS THOMPSON age 27 is a leather cutter born in Massachusetts and wife GEORGIANA THOMPSON age 20 born in MA. They have a son EDWARD THOMPSON age 4 months.

1870 U.S. Census Marlborough, Massachusetts. HENRY W. EAGER, age 24 is a jeweler. He is living with shoe manufacturer FRAK HOWE age 32 and wife HATTIE F. HOWE age 28. Also living there is his father 53 year old WILLIAM G. EAGER who works in a shoe shop.

1880 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. WILLIAM (Wm) EAGER is 61 farmer, wife is PHEBE EAGER age 58. She has a "nervous disease" it says. [Is this the same man as the father of Henry W. Eager?]

1880 U.S. Census, (Sing Sing or Town of) Ossining, New York. VENUS THOMPSON is age 47 born in Massachusetts,works in a shoe shop. Wife GEORGIANNA THOMPSON age 40 was born in Massachusetts. Daughter JENNIE THOMPSON is 17 at school, born in Rhode Island.

1888 Oct. 16 Marriage info, Ossining, Westchester County, NY. HENRY WILLIAM EAGER wed to JENNIE F. THOMPSON. [Source:'s WrightFamilyTree, managed by "Wright-Heidi.]

1891 Aug. 18 Birth Record Marlborough, MA. HARRIET G. EAGER born to parents: Jeweler HENRY W. EAGER (born in Northboro, MA) & JENNIE THOMPSON (born in Providence, RI.

1894 City Directory Marlborough, MA.
EAGER, HENRY W. (Brigham & Eager), jeweler, 149 Main, h. 9 Newton [Street].

1896 Nov. 17 Death Record Marlborough, MA. HARRIET G. EAGER age 5 years & 3 months, parents: HENRY EAGER (born in Northboro) & JENNIE THOMPSON (born in Providence RI); died of Diphtheria.

1898 Dec. 29 Birth Record Marlborough, MA. HELEN EAGER born to parents: HENRY W. EAGER & JENNIE F. THOMPSON.

1900 U.S. Census Marlborough, Massachusetts, 39 Newton Street. HENRY W. EAGER age 54, born March 1846 in Massachusetts, is a jeweler. His wife of 12 years is JENNIE T.[THOMPSON] EAGER age 37 born February 1863 in Rhode Island. They have 2 living children: HENRY T. EAGER age 6, born Dec. 1893, and HELEN EAGER age 2 born Dec. 1897. There is a brother-in-law living with them, EDWARD C. THOMPSON age 40, born 1860 in Rhode Island, is a proprietor of a foundry. They also have a 25 year old servant, Norah Fay.

1900 U.S. Census, Ossing, NEW YORK, 149 Spring Street. VENUS THOMPSON age 67 born June 1832 in Massachusetts, works in a shoe shop, has been married 41 years. Wife is GEORGIANNA THOMPSON age 60 born October 1839 in Massachusetts. They had 2 children. Living with them is son EDWARD C. THOMPSON age 41 born in Rhode Island February 1859.

1904 March 25 Birth Record Medford, MA. GRACE ELEANOR WRIGHT born to parents: HERBERT EVERETT WRIGHT & GRACE AUSTIN PEARSON.

1910 U.S. Census Marlborough, Massachusetts, 39 Newton Street. HENRY W. EAGER, age 64, married 21 years, owner of jewelry store. Wife JENNIE T. [THOMPSON] EAGER age 46. Two children HENRY T. EAGER 16, and HELEN EAGER age 12. Also living there is "Father-in-law" VENUS THOMPSON widower age 67. And a 19 year old servant Annie Danahy.

1910 U.S. Census Melrose, MA, 89 Meridian Street. GRACE E. WRIGHT age 6. Her parents: HERBERT E. WRIGHT age 37, manufacturer of milk cans; & GRACE A. WRIGHT age 37, married 14 years. Sisters: ALICE L. WRIGHT 13; & LURANA E. WRIGHT 11. Also there was servant Gertrude Hannigan age 30

1913 City Directory Marlborough, MA.
HENRY W. EAGER, Jeweler, shop at 173 Main Street, residence is 39 Newton Street.
HENRY T. EAGER, clerk, living at 39 Newton Street.
Also listed in this directory:
GEORGE F. BOND, provisions, 244 Main St., house 43 Highland.

1917 June 5, World War I Draft Card: HENRY THOMPSON EAGER age 23 born December 31, 1893, single, home 39 Newton Street, Marlborough, MA; manager of Jewelry story, employed by Mrs. H.W. Eager [his mother]; he is the sole support of his mother. Description: short man of medium build with blue eyes and light hair.

1920 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 39 Newton Street. JENNIE T. [THOMPSON] EAGER, widow age 55 born it says in New York [really R.I.], owns the house. Living with her are HENRY T. EAGER age 26 jeweler, and HELEN EAGER age 22 a stenographer in a bond house.

1923 November 29 - Passenger list for S.S. Fort St. George from Hamilton, Bermuda, arriving in NYC. HENRY EAGER age 29, born in 1894 in Marlboro, Mass. [Wife] GRACE EAGER age 19, born in 1904 in Medford, Mass. Address: 39 Newton Street, Marlborough, MA.

1927 July 22 - Passenger list for S.S. President Roosevelt from Cherbourg, France, arriving in NYC. HENRY THOMPSON EAGER age 33, born Dec. 31, 1893 in Marlborough, MA. GRACE WRIGHT EAGER age 23 born March 25, 1904 in Medford, MA. Address: 24 Warren Ave., Marlborough, MA.

1930 U.S. Census BOSTON, MA. HELEN EAGER is age 32, living at 98 Charles Street in Boston, her occupation is "Critic - Motion Pictures". Her mother was born in Rhode Island, and father in Massachusetts.

1930 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 24 Warren Avenue. HENRY T. EAGER and wife GRACE W. EAGER, ages 36 and 26, have been married for 7 years with 2 children: ROBERT H. EAGER age 4 and JOANNE EAGER [BUTTERWORTH] under 1 year old. Henry owns his home valued at $10,000; he is a salesman at a market.

1938 May 15 - Passenger list for S.S. Bermuda Clipper leaving Bermuda and arriving in Port Washington & Baltimore. MISS HELEN EAGER age 38, single, residence 98 Charles Street, Boston, MA

1940 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 24 Warren Avenue. HENRY T. EAGER age 47, retail grocery owner, owns house valued at $8,000; finished high school, income $2,860, service in World War I. Wife GRACE EAGER age 36, finished high school. Children: ROBERT EAGER age 13; "JOANNE" EAGER age 10.

1942 World Ward II Draft Card. HENRY THOMPSON EAGER age 48, born Dec. 31, 1893 in Marlborough, MA, living at Hosmer Street R.F.D. Marlborough, MA, telephone number is "11". Next of Kin: MRS. GRACE W. EAGER. Works for GEORGE F. BOND at 244 Main Street, Marlborough.

1951 City Directory Boston, MA. HELEN EAGER emp. Herald-Trav., h 98 Charles [Street].
Additional info from Jennie F. Thompson Eager Bond's great granddaughter, Ann Butterworth, 2016. Many thanks!
"After Henry W. Eager died in 1916, Jennie married George Bond, who owned Bond's Market."

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  • Created by: Chris Enright Snyder
  • Added: 27 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62222435
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry W. Eager (1846–1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62222435, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Chris Enright Snyder (contributor 46910196) .