W.H. Eynon

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W. H. EYNON, farmer and justice of the peace of Brady�s Bend township, is one of the substantial citizens of his section of Armstrong county. He was born in South Wales, May 28, 1847, son of John and Catherine Eynon, both of whom died in South Wales, where W. H. Eynon was reared and educated.

In 1868 Mr. Eynon came to the United States by himself, the trip taking eleven days, and landed in New York City, whence he went West, to Illinois and Iowa, where he engaged in farming. Later he returned East, and coming to Pennsylvania settled on his present property of twenty-two acres, located a half mile west of Kaylor on the Butler, Brady�s Bend, Chicora road, in Brady�s Bend township. It was formerly owned by Lewis Barnhart, from whom Mr. Eynon purchased it. He has made all the existing improvements upon this farm, and has a valuable place. For sixteen years he was also engaged in mining coal and ore.

Mr. Eynon married Sarah Barnhart, a daughter of the late John and Susan Barnhart, residents of Brady�s Bend township. Mr. and Mrs. Eynon have had the following children: Ethel, who is at home; Myrtle, wife of Samuel P. Hillwig, of Brady�s Bend township; William J., who died when seven months old; and Harry Roland, who died at the age of eight years.

A Republican politically, Mr. Eynon has served as auditor of Brady�s Bend township for eighteen years, and has been health officer of his locality since the creation of that office. The Baptist Church holds his membership and he is held in high respect in that congregation, as he is elsewhere, for he is a man of sterling integrity and excellent worth.

Source: Page 929, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Jeffrey Bish for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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