Dr. Alonzo Eagan, father of Bert Eagan of this city, and the brother of Mrs. C.L. Chadwick
of Detroit, passed away in the Chadwick home on Tuesday, May 4, 1932. The body was brought
through Alma to Shepherd for burial on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick and other friends
accompanied the funeral car and during a short stop in the city, met many of their local
friends. The funeral service was held at the Shepherd cemetery, and it was attended by
friends of the deceased who were unable to go to Detroit following his death. Dr. Eagan
was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, in 1861, and came to Coe township with his parents
in 1866. This was a typical pioneer family and from childhood the young Alonzo knew all the
experiences of a rural life which offered little of luxury. He was ambitious to advance and
got what education he could, later teaching state for several years. He began the study of
medicine in Chicago, but completed his course and graduated from the Grand Rapids College.
After practicing for twenty-six years, he retired about five years ago. His wife died and
for some time he lived in South Dakota. He is survived by three sons, Bert Eagan of Alma,
James of Minneapolis, Floy of New York, a daughter, Mrs. Luella Minor of Buffalo, New York,
the sister, Mrs. C.T,. Chadwick, and a brother Frank of North Dakota.
Newspaper Obituary, date and source unknown (Isabella County, MI)
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