1869 - 1954 (~ 84 years)
||Eggleston, Wilson S. |
||Broome County, New York, USA
||Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire, Antrim, Michigan, USA
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
||23 Sep 2009 |
||Eggleston, Larenzo, b. 1840, New York, USA , d. 1916, Antrim County, Michigan, USA (Age 76 years) |
||Sackett, Esher, b. 25 Jul 1847, Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA , d. 1916, Antrim County, Michigan, USA (Age 68 years) |
||2 children |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- "Biographical History of Northern Michigan, Containing Biographies of Prominent Citizens"; Illustrated; B. F. Bowen & Company; 1905; Page 99
W. S. Eggleston is a native of Broome county, New York, where he was born in 1869 and is the son of Lorenzo and Esther (Sackett) Eggleston. The subject's father was a native also of Broome county, New York, and was a mason by trade, remaining in his native state until 1878, when he came to Antrim county, settling in the woods of Forest Home township, where he bought forty acres of land and began the task of clearing a farm. He was the father of three children, the subject of this sketch being the eldest. The other children were Letta, the wife of Arthur Russell, who is working a band sawmill at Bellaire; and John, who remains at home engaged on his father's farm.
W. S. Eggleston was given the benefit of a fair common-school education, but his acquisition of knowledge did not cease with his school days, as he has all his life been a persistent reader, embracing a wide variety of topics, and has thus become a well informed and intelligent gentleman. He has pursued the occupation of farming and lumbering all his life and is today the owner of one hundred acres of as good land as can be found in Antrim county, fifty of which are under the plow and which were cleared entirely by Mr. Eggleston's own efforts. In addition to this property, he is the possessor of several town lots in Bellaire and one good residence. On his farm he raises all the crops common to this section of Michigan and has achieved a marked and definite success in his calling, a success which may be credited entirely to his own efforts, directed and controlled by wise judgment and keen discrimination. He gives some attention to live stock, raising grade cattle and Chester White hogs and has also an orchard of six acres, in which he raises some choice varieties of fruit. During the winter of 1903-4 Mr. Eggleston cleared the timber from section 23, this township, taking from it one and one-half million feet of timber, and has run a lumber camp for two years. He is energetic in all of his undertakings and his efforts have been rewarded with a due measure of success.
In politics Mr. Eggleston is a firm Republican and exerts much influence for the success of his party and has filled the position of overceer of district No. 5 of his township for many years, but aside from this he will not accept further political favors. Fraternally he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and its auxiliary branch, the Daughters of Rebekah, and is also a member of the Knights of Maccabees at Bellaire and the Grange at Clam Lake, this state.
On the nth of August, 1903, Mr. Eggleston was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Josie Hill, daughter of Ruben and Eliza (Downs) Hill. To this union has been born one child, Ruben L.
Earnest labor, unabating perseverance and management and a laudable ambition- these are the elements which have brought Mr. Eggleston to prosperity. His career has ever been such as to warrant the trust and confidence of his acquaintances, for he has ever conducted all transactions according to the strictest principles of honor and integrity. Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Bellaire.
1880 Census Place: Forest Home, Antrim, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254570 National Archives Film T9-0570
Wilson EGGELSTON Son M S W 11 NY NY NY
LAKEVIEW CEMETERY; BELLAIRE, MICHIGAN
LAST NAME / FIRST NAME / BIRTH / DEATH / LOT #
Eggleston, Wilson 1868 1954