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Joshua Pusey Eyre, Jr.


Joshua Pusey Eyre, Jr.

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Joshua Pusey Eyre, Jr. (1874-88), son of William and Anna Louisa (Terrell) Eyre, was born in Chester, January 19, 1836. In 1868, he established the first wholesale liquor house in Chester, which business he sold in 1865 to the late Col. Samuel A. Dyer. Shortly afterwards, he constructed Preston Lake, on the meadows of his farm abutting on Chester creek, [later Eyre Park] which was flooded in the winter season and the ice cut and stored. For many years, Mr. Eyre carried on the ice business with success, but his health becoming impaired, he disposed of his interest to Thomas Bradley. He built the fine stone mansion on Seventh street, west of Barclay [later Eyre School]. His only daughter, Sallie Pennell Eyre, is the wife of General William G. Price.

Joshua P. Eyre, Jr., died September 25, 1889, aged 53 years.

 

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