John Charles Eyster


John Charles Eyster

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Jan 1926 (aged 62)
Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Burial Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Plot Humes Addition/Section 6-Lot 6
Memorial ID 9379677 View Source
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News of the death at nine o'clock this morning of Judge John C. Eyster, beloved local attorney, while not entirely unexpected, came as a great shock to his hundreds of friends not only in the Twin Cities but throughout Alabama.

Judge Eyster passed away this morning at the hospital, where he was taken Sunday in an effort to save his life and where an operation for appendicitis was performed. He had complained of feeling badly Saturday evening, while attending a performance at the Princess theater, but it was not until Sunday that he regarded his condition as serious.

The deceased is survived by four sons, Charles H. Eyster, with whom he was associated in the practice of law here under the firm name of Eyster and Eyster; Bruce Eyster, also of Albany, Lamar and Jeff Eyster of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Judge Eyster was born on April 22, 1863, at Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pa. He was the son of William S. and Alice McKarahan Eyster. He was admitted to the bar on April 25, 1881, after having read law under Judge Peters at Moulton, Ala, and he practiced law at Moulton until March 1888, when he removed to New Decatur, where he has spent the remainder of his life.

He was married on June 16, 1887 at Verona, Miss, to Annie Laura Daugherty.

The deceased enjoyed a brilliant career as an attorney, practiced in practically every county in Alabama and before the United States courts. He has represented the Louisville and Nashville railroad company for a period of nearly 40 years, and was regarded as one of the ablest counselors of the legal department of that road.

Judge Eyster was a man widely beloved even by those who have differed with him in political matters and he enjoyed the highest respect and confidence of his associates in the legal profession.

The body was removed from the hospital this morning to the residence of Charles H. Eyster, 426 Sherman Street. Funeral services will be conducted by the Knights Templar at the residence Friday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock. The funeral cortege will leave the residence at three o'clock and services will be conducted at the Central Methodist Church by Rev. James D. Hunter and Rev. W.P. Reeves at 3:15.

Rising Sun Lodge No. 29 A.F. and A.M. will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment will be made in city cemetery, Brown directing.

ALBANY-DECATUR DAILY – January 7, 1926

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