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Joshua Pusey Eyre, Jr.
Pusey Eyre, Jr.
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
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.
P. Eyre, Jr., died September 25, 1889, aged 53 years.
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