Mrs. Jane Eagon quietly passed away Friday, August 20, at the home of her daughter, in
Cadillac, Michigan, after an illness of several weeks. Elizabeth Jane Fordyce was born
in Cente Township, Greene County, Pa., March 1, 1830, her father being the late
Archibald G. Fordyce. At the age of eighteen, she was married to Lafayette Eagon.
They made their home in Greene County until 1865 when they moved to central Michigan,
where they bravely passed through the hardships incident to pioneer life. Of the twelve
children born to them the five who are still living are Archibald, of Elm Hall, Mich.,
Uriah, of Wheeler, Mich., Alonzo and Mrs. C. L. Chadwick of Cadillac, Mich., and Frank,
of Blue Earth City, Minn. She also leaves three sisters and one brother. At an early age
Mrs. Eagon united with the Christian church and she ahs always lived a consistent christian
life. She was devoted to her family and ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in
sickness or trouble. Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Shepherd, Mich.,
and interment made in the Shepherd cemetery.
Waynesburg Republican, September 12, 1907 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
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