Jacob Milton Eaby

Male 1850 - 1929  (79 years)


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  • Name Jacob Milton Eaby 
    Born 08 Mar 1850  Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1929 
    Person ID I7552969967  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2008 

    Father Daniel Miller Eaby,   b. 14 Aug 1809, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1893, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Caroline Bear or Baehr,   b. 09 Nov 1808, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1869, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1835  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6917130005  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Elizabeth Eby,   b. 05 Nov 1852, Bellemont, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1931  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 05 Nov 1872 
    Children 
     1. Cora Etta Eaby,   b. 27 Feb 1874, Gap, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1926  (Age 52 years)
     2. Charles Willis Eaby,   b. 07 May 1876, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1965  (Age 89 years)
     3. Walter Clinton Eaby,   b. 11 Jul 1877, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1965  (Age 88 years)
     4. Ella Caroline Eaby,   b. 13 Jul 1880, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edna Magdalene Eaby,   b. 05 Mar 1882, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1923  (Age 41 years)
     6. Guy Chester Eaby,   b. 19 May 1889, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F6917130010  Group Sheet

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  • Documents
    Daniel Eaby and son Jacob Eaby
    Daniel Eaby and son Jacob Eaby
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  • Notes 
    • (Source: Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pa., Beers, 1903, pp. 253-4.)

      Jacob M. Eaby was reared to farm life, receiving a fair education in the public schools and in the high school at Oxford. He was diligent in study and at eighteen was well qualified to begin his career as a teacher in the public schools of Lancaster county, where he continued for eleven and a half terms. He was then for nine years engaged in butchering in Paradise village, in connection with farming his forty-two acres of land at Williamstown. Then dealing in cattle for some two and a half years, he in 1891 succeeded to the mercantile business which had been conducted by the Witmer family at Paradise and to this business he gave his personal attention until July, 1898, when he transferred the control of the estate to his son Walter. Since that time Mr. Eaby has devoted himself to the Lancaster County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which he is the secretary.
      Mr. Eaby married, Nov. 5, 1872, Miss Catherine E. Eby, who was born at Belmont, Lancaster county, Nov. 5, 1852, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Wanner) Eby. To Jacob M. and Catherine Eaby six children have been born, namely: Cora Etta, wife of Martin E. Hershey, a farmer of Paradise; Charles W., attorney-at-law at Lancaster, a graduate of Millersville State Normal, class of 1897, who read law with Hon. J. Hay Brown, and W. U. Hensel, teaching two terms of school meanwhile, admitted to the Bar Dec. 24, 1899, and now practicing law at Lancaster; Walter C., who has succeeded his father in the mercantile business at Paradise, married Miss R. Mae Zeigler and has one child living, Ethel; Ella C., and Edna M., both graduates of Millersville State Normal, class of 1901; and Guy C., at home. Mr. and Mrs. Eaby are prominent members of the Presbyterian Church at Paradise, of which he is one of the trustees.
      In politics Mr. Eaby affiliates with the Republican party. At the age of twenty-eight he was elected to the office of justice of the peace. He has filled various other local offices, including those of assessor, member of the county committee, etc. He has been prominent in the local fraternal organizations; he is a member of the Pequea Lodge, No. 161, I. 0. 0. F., and of William Pitt Encampment, also of Bart Lodge, No. 162, K. of P., and since 1885 he has also been treasurer of the latter lodge. He was a prominent member and the treasurer of Paradise Castle, No. 143, Mystic Chain, during its existence, and a member of Tanawah Tribe, I. 0. R. M., of Paradise. Mr. Eaby is one of the prominent and progressive business men of Lancaster county, whose influence is ever exerted in public enterprises tending to the public good. His wide experience in business and mercantile life, together with his native ability and sound judgment, make him one of those natural leaders among men whose counsels are ever sought and prized by the discerning public.



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