91st PA--Benjamin Brown Eyre

Benjamin Brown Eyre

picture of Benjamin Eyre
Thanks to Joe Fulginiti for this image

Before the war

He was born on 2 August 1837, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Nathan W Eyre and Mary Ann Wagner. Nathan and Mary Ann were married on 13 June 1825, at the Gloria Dei Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had four daughters and three sons. He was their youngest son. [sources: date 29 (1837); 6 (23 in 1861), 7, 25 (42 in 1880), 26 (72 in 1910), 27 (12 in 1850), 28 (22 in 1860), 34 (78 in 1916), 45 (2 Aug 1835, but given his reported age the date should be 1837). place: 27, 28, 45. parents: 18]

His mother's father died several years before Nathan Eyre did, and they moved into his house on Bread Street. [source: 18]

His father, Nathan Eyre, died on 1 January 1842, at 32 Bread Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pulmonary consumption. His mother received one piece of property in Philadelphia from her father, and two houses in Philadelphia from her brother. She had to mortgage them to survive, and eventually (about 1847 or 1848) had to sell them because she could not pay the interest. They lived initially on the rent from the properties, and then from the profit from the sale of the properties. [sources: 18, 21]

In 1850, he was living in North Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his mother Mary and others. He had attended school within the last year. [source: 27]

In 1860, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his mother Mary A and his sisters Mary and Lydia. He was a clerk, and owned $500 in personal property. [source: 28]

Before his enlistment, he was "not in circumstances to and never did contribute towards the support of his Mother or the family". His brother George "started ... [him] in business, but ... [he was] not successful". After his enlistment, he occasionally sent small amounts home, but much less than his brother George. For example, in March 1862, he sent $25, and his brother sent $100. [source: 18 (pp.26, 35)]

Probably in the fall of 1859, his mother, Mary A Eyre, widow of Nathan W Eyre, was living at 916 Marshall Street. (Marshall is between 6th and 7th; Poplar is 900 north.) He, a clerk, and his brother Robert Eyre, a dentist, were also living at 916 Marshall. [source: 19]

When he enlisted, he lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His brother George Eyre enlisted in the same regiment. His brother Robert Eyre worked for an Army sutler, perhaps as a clerk. [sources: 7, 18]

Probably in the fall of 1861, his mother, Mary Ann Eyre, widow of Nathan W, was living at 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No other Eyre is living there; no Benjamin, George, or Robert Eyre is listed in the directory. [source: 20]

During the war

His brother George W Eyre also served in the 91st.

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 20 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, by Captain Starr. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 47, 48, 49, 50]

He was transferred to company I, and appointed second lieutenant, on 2 December 1861 (2, 4, 5, 7) or 4 October 1861. [sources: 5, 13]

At some point, he recruited as second lieutenant of company I of Colonel Gregory's regiment. [source: 10]

In March 1862, he sent his mother $25. [source: 18]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 12]

He was a recruiting officer for the 91st in Philadelphia at the end of August 1862. [source: 16]

On 8 September 1862, his brother Robert W Eyre died, of bilious remitting fever, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died at, or was buried from, 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 11 September 1862 he was buried at Glenwood Cemetery. [source: 22]

On 18 September 1862, he enlisted John Day (A), at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 51]

On 22 December 1862, he signed a discharge certificate for James Todd (I), from Camp in the Fields near Falmouth, Virginia. [source: 33]

He was discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability on 2 February 1863. He was then second lieutenant of company I. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 17, 47, 48, 49, 50]

After the war

Probably beginning in the fall of 1862, he was a clerk, living, with his mother, at 870 Marshall Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

In July 1863, he registered for the draft. He was a dentist, and was single; he was living on Marshall Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 39]

Probably in fall 1864, he was in albums, living at 14 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

He married Anna [unknown family name, perhaps 'Holst'?]. She was born in 1836, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had four known children:

[sources: 25, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 40]

In fall 1865, he was still in albums, at 10 South 8th Street, but was living at 836 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

On 6 November 1865, he testified support the pension application of Elizabeth Todd, mother of James Todd (I). [source: 46]

Probably in fall 1867, he was a salesman, living at 836 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

Probably in fall 1868 and fall 1869, he was in insurance, living at 836 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

Probably in fall 1869, he was a salesman, at 115 South Front Street, living at 1329 Mary Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

In 1870, his mother, Mary A Eyre, was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with his sisters Mary and Lydia. She owned $5,000 in personal property, and her daughters also owned property. He was not living there, and I have not found him in the 1870 census. [source: 24]

Probably in fall 1872 and 1873, he was a clerk, living at 1329 Park Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Probably beginning in fall 1875, he was a salesman, living at 602 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

In 1880, he was living at 602 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Anna, and children George, James, Charles, and Horace. He was a salesman, but was out of work for 4 [?] months in the previous year. [sources: 25, 33]

Probably through fall 1885, he continued working as a salesman, and living at 602 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

Probably in fall 1885, he was a collector, living at 602 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

Probably beginning in fall 1886, he was in real estate, living at 602 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

In 1890, he was living at 602 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was in real estate. At least two other people were living there: George W Eyre (a clerk), and James H W Eyre (a salesman). [sources: 8, 9]

He applied successfully for a pension on 20 October 1890. [sources: 2, 11, 17]

On 14 December 1892, his wife, Anna Holst, died, at his residence, 4411 Osage Avenue, West Philadelphia. She was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (plot Norriton 276) (apparently after being interred in Woodlands Vault initially). [sources: 30, 31, 32]

Probably beginning in fall 1892, he was living at 4411 Osage Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

Probably in fall 1897, he was living at 4411 Waverly Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

In 1899, a Benjamin Eyre was confirmed, in the St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His address was 254 South 45th Street, Phniladelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 33, 44]

Probably in fall 1899, he was living at 510 South 44th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1900, his son Horace was living there, and he (apparently) was not. [source: 33]

He again applied for a pension on 11 March 1907, apparently under the Act of 6 February 1907. He received $12 per month, beginning 9 November 1907, retroactive to 11 March 1907. [sources: 2, 11, 17, 42]

On 15 February 1908, his pension was increased to $15 per month, retroactive to 25 November 1907. [source: 42]

In 1910, he was living at 1701 52nd Street, 44th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was widowed. He was living on his own income. [source: 26]

On 29 August 1912, he began receiving a pension of $21.50 per month, apparently under the Act of 11 May 1912, retroactive to 18 May 1912. [source: 42]

On 28 May 1913, his pension was increased to $27 per month, retroactive to 2 August 1912. [source: 42]

He died on 23 January 1916, at the Pennsylvania Soldier's and Sailor's Home, in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. When he died, he was a travelling salesman. He died of apoplexy superintended [?] by Grippe with a violent cough, and with valvular heart disease contributing. On 25 January 1916, he was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (plot Norriton 276). The service was conducted by minister Frederick B Keable, of St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 17, 29, 34, 38, 42, 43, 45]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 pension index, by regiment (Benjamin B. Eyre)

3 Official army register

4 regimental descriptive book (Benjamin B Eyre)

5 register of transfers, company A (Benjamin B Eyre)

6 company A descriptive roll, entry 6 (Benjamin B Eyre)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Benjamin B Eyre)

8 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 54, page [blank] (image 254 on Ancestry) (Benjamin B Eyre)

9 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Benjamin B Eyre)

10 recruiting poster, Colonel Gregory's regiment, company I (Benj B Eyre)

11 pension index, by name (Benjamin B Eyre)

12 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (B B Eyre)

13 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (- Eyre)

14 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (Benj B Eyre)

15 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (Benj B Eyre)

16 'Recruits for Philadelphia', Philadelphia Inquirer 28 August 1862, page 3 (reprinted on 29 August 1862 page 6) (Benjamin B Eyre)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Benjamin B Eyre)

18 widow's pension certificate file, Mary A Eyre, certificate 12,069, application 15,805, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (available on Footnote, accessed June 2009) (Mary Ann Eyre)

19 city directory, Philadelphia, Biddle, 1860, page 288 (accessed on Footnote, 31 May 2009) (Mary A Eyre)

20 city directory, Philadelphia, Biddle, 1862, page 198 (accessed on Footnote, 31 May 2009)

21 death record, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 January 1842 (Nathan Eyre)

22 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 September 1862 (Robert W Eyre)

23 widow's pension certificate file, Mary A Eyre, certificate 12,069, application 15,805, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (available on Footnote, accessed June 2009)

24 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 554 = 77 handwritten (Mary A Eyre)

25 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 177 = 14 B handwritten (B Brown Eyre)

26 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 44th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1118, microfilm series T624, film 1412, page 21 = 10 A handwritten (Benjamin Eyre)

27 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Ward, microfilm series M432, film 817, pages 300-301 = 600-601 handwritten (Benjamin Eyre)

28 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 29 = 29 handwritten (Benjamin B Eyre)

29 Find a grave, memorial 91490648, created by Graves, added 6 June 2012, accessed 12 July 2012 (Benjamin B Eyre)

30 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 December 1892, page 6 (Anna Eyre)

31 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 December 1892, #12714 (Anna G Eyre)

32 Find a grave, memorial 91490644, created by Graves, added 6 June 2012, accessed 12 July 2012 (Anna G Eyre)

33 selected Philadelphia city directories

34 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 January 1916 (Benjamin B Eyre)

35 Find a grave, memorial 91490665, created by Graves, added 6 June 2012, accessed 13 July 2012 (Horace W Eyre)

36 Find a grave, memorial 91490666, created by Graves, added 6 June 2012, accessed 13 July 2012 (James W Eyre)

37 Find a grave, memorial 91490650, created by Graves, added 6 June 2012, accessed 13 July 2012 (Charles H Eyre)

38 Pennsylvania death indices, 1916 ('Eyre, Benjamin B.; 2555; Erie; Jan.23.')

39 Civil War draft registration records, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110, Pennsylvania, Third Congressional District, page 181, no. 56 (Benjamin B Eyre)

40 abstract of birth record, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 25 March 1874, Horace Wagner Eyer (Benjamin B Eyer)

41 abstract of birth record, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 12 September 1865, George Eyre (Benjamin Eyre)

42 Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 701 (Benjamin B Eyre)

43 burials, St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, page 364 (Benjamin B Eyre)

44 Confirmed, St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, page 234 (Benjamin Eyre)

45 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Erie County, 23 January 1916 (Benj B Eyre)

46 dependents' pension certificate files, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, dependent's certificate 73,607, Elizabeth Todd mother of James Allen Todd (B B Eyre)

47 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Bengiman Eyre)

48 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin C Eyre)

49 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin B Eyre)

50 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (BB Eye)

51 compiled service record, 91st PA, John Day (B B Eyre)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 13 Jul 12)
1900 US census
searching FamilySearch for Benjamin Brown Eyre born PA 1834-1842 yielded two results, neither of which looks like this Benjamin:
(1) Benjamin Ayers, carpenter, born October 1835, with wife Mary, married 43 years, (ward 6, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, e.d. 152, page 262 = 10 B handwritten) (FamilySearch)
(2) Benjimin Ayres, wood turner, b. Mar 1840 PA, married Mary b. Aug 1844 for 38 years (ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, e.d. 524, p.237 = 3 A handwritten) (FamilySearch)
the city directory seems to list him at 510 S 44th in 1900; for 500's South 44th see: ward 27, e.d. 655, p.261A = 16 handwritten (FamilySearch), with 510 S 40th = Horace H Eyre and his wife Elizabeth; Benjamin is not listed there
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 13 Jul 12)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 13 Jul 12)
1940 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 28 Sep 13)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
Ancestry index (accessed 13 Jul 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Benjamin Eyre d. 1916, Benjamin Eyre father Nathan, Benjamin Eyre b. 1837 +/- 1, and Benjamin Eyre spouse Anna (accessed 13 July 2012)

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Benjamin Brown Eyre in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Ward, microfilm series M432, film 817, pages 300-301 = 600-601 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line42123456789
Dwellings visited996         
Families visited1360         
NameMary A. EyreMary EyreRobertLydiaEmmaHannahBenjaminElizabethHenry LambJacob Wagner
Age50232119161412102645
SexFFMFFFM [?]FMM
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 years  Umbrella Maker     Brass Founder [?]Sail Maker
Real estate owned1 [?]         
BirthplacePennaPenna""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year    1111  
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 29 = 29 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his (apparent) mother's pension file (entry 18 above) mentions him]
line29303132
Dwelling number194   
Family number200   
NameBenjamin B EyreMary "Lydia "Mary A "
Age22332659
SexMFFF
Color    
OccupationClerk   
Value of real estate owned 5005003000
Value of personal estate500800  
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 177 = 14 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his living at the same address as in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below]
line293031323334
street nameFederal Street
house number602     
dwelling visit #134     
family visit #135     
nameEyre B. Brown- Anna- George W- James W- Charles- Horace
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMM
age4243141386
month born if born in year      
relationship wifesonsonsonson
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationSalesmanKeeping houseAt schoolAt schoolAt school 
months unemployed4 [?]     
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  111 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaDenmarkPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaDenmarkPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 54, page [blank] (image 254 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 9
[house] 18
[family] 20
[name] Eyre Benjamin B
[rank] 2nd Lieut
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 20 Aug 1861 [written above '21 Aug 1861']
[discharge date] 2 Feby 1863 [written above '21 Decbr [?] 1863']
[length of service] 2 years, 4 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 602 Federal St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[transcription on Ancestry, searched January 2005]
Benjamin B Eyre, real estate, 602 Federal
George W. Eyre, clerk, h 602 Federal
James H.W. Eyre, salesman, h 602 Federal

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 44th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1118, microfilm series T624, film 1412, page 21 = 10 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line9
street52nd Street
house nr[1701]
dwelling nr[165]
family nr187
nameEyre Benjamin
relationshipHead
sexM
colorW
age72
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationown income
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rentedR
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/houseH
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Eyre Bengiman
Co. A I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 2 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eyre Benjamin B

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Eyre Benjamin C
Co. A I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 2 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eyre Benjamin B

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Eyre Benjamin B
Co. A I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 2 Lt
See also [blank]


GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Eye, B. B
Co. A I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 2 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Eyre Benjamin B

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

draft registration

[Civil War draft registration records, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110, Pennsylvania, Third Congressional District, page 181, no. 56]
[transcribed 29 September 2013, from Ancestry, image 364 of 763]
[John Edgar is the next entry]


SCHEDULE I.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS I, subject to do military duty in the Third Congressional District, consisting of the 12th 13th 16th 17th 18th & 19th Wards, City of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the months of May + June, 1863, under direction of Capt Jacob Stretch [?], Provost Marshal.

RESIDENCE. do [sc. Marshall St]
NAME. 18 Eyre Benjamin B
DESCRIPTION.
AGE 1st July 1863. 24
WHITE OR COLORED. do [sc. White]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE. Dentist
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED. Single
PLACE OF BIRTH. Penna
FORMER MILTARY SERVICE. 91st P.V.
REMARKS. [blank]

Veterans Administration pension payment card

[Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 701]
[transcribed 29 September 2013, from FamilySearch]

NAME: Eyre, Benjamin B.
6-A
56
Certificate No. 1.140.141
ARMY INVALID.
DEAD
Law: ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.
[the preceding act date is written above the following, which is crossed out:] ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907.
Service: 2" Lt. I 91" Pa
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
ORIGINAL12Mch. 11/07Nov. 9/07
INCREASE15Nov. 25/07Feb 15 / 08
REISSUE21.50May 18. 1912Aug 29. 1912
INCREASE27Aug 2 - 1912May 28 - 1913
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Jan. 23. 1916
Bureau notified: FEB 7 1916 Check No. 9845733 Dated Feb 4 1916 Canceled.
Remarks: Let. of Com. of Pa. S + S Home 1/29/16 write ctf
Former Roll No. [blank]
Home: [blank]

death notice, Anna Eyre

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 December 1892, page 6]

'EYRE.--On December 14, 1892, Anna Holst [sic], wife of Benjamin B. Eyre, at her husband's residence, 4411 [3rd digit almost illegible] Osage avenue, W.P.'

death certificate, Anna Eyre

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 December 1892, #12714, Anna G Eyre-]
[transcribed 13 July 2012, from FamilySearch]

12714
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Anna G. Eyre
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 55
5. Married
6. Date of Death, December 14th 1892
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis following Catarrhal Pneumonia
Howard Powel M.D.
Residence, 4804 Regent Sq.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, x
11. Ward, [blank]
12. Street and Number, 4411 Osage ave W Phila
13. Date of Burial, Dec 17" 1892
14. Place of Burial, Woodlands Vault
J J O'Rourke Undertaker.
JOHN J O'ROURKE
UNDERTAKER
S. W. Cor. 10th & Taylor Sts., Phila.

Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed July 2012, and others September 2013, from Fold3]
1862 Biddle's/McElroy's directory, page 198
Eyre Mary Ann, wid Nathan W., 870 Marshall
[no Benjamin Eyre; no other Eyre at 870 Marshall]
1863 Biddle's/McElroy's directory, page 240
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, 870 Marshall
Eyre George W., merchant, 870 Marshall
Eyre Mary Ann, gentlewoman, 870 Marshall
1864 Biddle's/McElroy's directory, page 219
Eyre Benjamin, clerk, 870 Marshall
Eyre Mary Ann, gentlewoman, 870 Marshall
1865 Sherman's directory, page 221
Eyre Benjamin, albums [sic], 14 S 8th
Eyre Mary Ann, gentlewoman, 1845 N 12th
1866 McElroy's directory, page 232
Eyre Benjamin, albums, 10 S 8th, h 836 Federal
Eyre Mary Ann, gentlewoman, 1845 N 12th
1867 McElroy's directory, page 288
[no Benjamin Eyre; no Eyre on Federal]
Eyre Mary, 1326 Beach
1868 Gopsill's directory, page 555
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 836 Federal
Eyre Mary, h 1637 N 13th
1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 517
Eyre Benjamin B., insurance, h 836 Federal
[p.278] Brown Thomas, salesman, 130 N 3d, h 834 Federal
[p.271] Brown Charles B., painter, 820 Federal, h 510 Sylvester
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 530
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, 115 S Front, h 1329 Mary
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 516
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, 115 S Front, h 1329 Mary
[p.1046] Moorhead Thomas E., clerk, S 4th n Walnut, h 1327 Mary
[p.185] Barnz Augustus, clerk, h 1321 Mary
[p.682] Haugg Louis, artist, 29 S 4th, h 1321 Mary
[Gustave Berntz (clerk) and Louis Haugg (lithographic artist) are in ward 20, district 64, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 287 verso = 88 handwritten (FamilySearch); Eyre is not near them]
1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 485
[no Benjamin Eyre; no Eyre on Mary]
1873 Gopsill's directory, page 478
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, h 1329 Park av
1874 Gopsill's directory, pages 459-60
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, h 1329 Park av
1875 Gopsill's directory, page 496
[no Benjamin Eyre]
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan, h 1637 N 13th
1876 Gopsill's directory, page 493
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1877 Gopsill's directory, pp.475-6
Eyre Benjamin B, salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1878 Costa's directory, page 503
Eyre Benjamin, beamer, h 112 Chestnut, Myk
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1879 Philadelphia directory, pp.518-519
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan M., h 1637 N 13th
1880 Gopsill's directory, page 549
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary, h 1637 N 13th
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1881 Gopsill's directory, page 525
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1882 Gopsill's directory, page 501
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1883 Gopsill's directory, page 514
Eyre Benjamin B., clerk, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary, wid Nathan, h 1637 N 13th
1884 Gopsill's directory, p.513
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan, h 1637 N 13th
1885 Gopsill's directory, p.564
Eyre Benjamin B., salesman, h 602 Federal
Eyre Mary A., wid Nathan W., h 1637 N 13th
1886 Gopsill's directory, p.542
Eyre Benjamin B., collector, 602 Federal
1887 Gopsill's, p.538
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., real estate, 602 Federal
" George W., clerk, h 602 Federal
" James H. W., bookkeeper, h 602 Federal
1888 Gopsill's, p.559
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., real estate, 602 Federal
" George W., clerk, h 602 Federal
" James H. W., clerk, h 602 Federal
1889 Gopsill's, pp.568-9
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., real estate, 602 Federal
" George W., salesman, h 602 Federal
" James H. W., salesman, h 602 Federal
1890 Gopsill's directory, page 587
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., real estate, 602 Federal
" George W., clerk, h 602 Federal
" James H. W., salesman, h 602 Federal
1891 Gopsill's, p.570
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., real estate, 602 Federal
" George W., clerk, 602 Federal
" James H. W., bookkpr, h 602 Federal
1892 Gopsill's, p.587
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., real estate, 602 Federal
" George W., salesman, h 602 Federal
" James H. W., salesman, h 602 Federal
1893 Gopsill's, p.590
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., h 4411 Osage av
" George W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" Horace W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" James H. W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
1894 Gopsill's, p.605
" [sc. Eyre] Benjamin B., h 4411 Osage av
" George W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" Horace H., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" James H. W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
1895 Gopsill's, p.567
" [sc. Eyre] Benj B., h 4411 Osage av
" Geo W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" Horace H., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" Jas H. W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
1896 Gopsil's, p.591
" [sc. Eyre] Benj B., h 4411 Osage av
" Horace W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
" Jas H. W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
1897 Gopsill's, p.603
" [sc. Eyre] Benj B., h 4411 Osage av
" Geo W., lithographer, h 4411 Osage av
" Horace W., manager, 503 Arch, h 4411 Osage av
" Jas H. W., salesman, h 4411 Osage av
1898 Gopsill's, p.661
" [sc. Eyre] Benj B., h 4411 Waverly
" Geo W., agent, 1031 Chestnut, h 4411 Waverly
" Horace W., salesman, h 4411 Waverly
1899 Gopsill's, page 689
" [sc. Eyre] Benj B., h 254 S 45th
" Geo W., manager, 1031 Chestnut, h 254 S 45th
" Horace W., salesman, h 254 S 45th
1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 687
" [sc. Eyre] Benj B., h 510 S 44th
[that's the only Benjamin]
[p.1936]: " [sc. Roberts] Thos. lawyer, 411 Crozer Bldg, h 508 S 44th
[p.1769]: " Parker Edgar, stamps, h 502 S 44th
512 S 44th: no entries in OCR index; ditto for 506, 504
1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 764
[no Benjamin Eyre]
[p.765] " [sc. Eyre] Horace W., mgr, h 510 S 44th
1902 Gopsill's directory, pp.732-3
[no Benjamin Eyre]
" [sc. Eyre] Horace W., salesman, h 510 S 44th

confirmation

[Confirmed, St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, page 234]
[transcribed 29 September 2013, from Ancestry, Pennsylvania church and town records 1708-1985, image 355 of 814, from Pennsylvania Historical Society, Historic Pennsylvania church and town records, film 1079]
[Whether this is my Benjamin Eyre is not clear, but note that the 1899 city directory has Benjamin's address as 254 45th St]
1899.
Confirmed.
Names. Benjamin Eyre
Residence. 254 South 45th St.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 January 1916, Benjamin B Eyre]
[transcribed 13 July 2012, from GenealogyBank]

EYRE.--Jan. 23, 1916. BENJAMIN B. EYRE, aged 78 years. Funeral services and interment private on Saturday.

burial record, St Stephen's

[burials, St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, page 364]
[transcribed 29 September 2013, from Ancestry's Pennsylvania, church and town records, 1708-1985, from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania church and town records, reel 1079, image 582 of 814]

DATE 1916 Jan 29
CHRISTIAN NAME Benjamin B.
SURNAME Eyre
AGE 78
PLACE OF BURIAL Wt Laurel Hill Cemety
MINISTER Frederick B. Keable

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Erie County, 23 January 1916, Benj B Eyre]
[obtained September 2013 from PA Vital Records]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File. No 2555
Registered No 107
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of ERIE
City of ERIE
Soldier's & Sailor's Home, Erie, Pa.
1 Ward.
Registration District No. 490
Primary Registratrion District No. 54
2. FULL NAME Benj. B. Eyre

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widower
6. DATE OF BIRTH Aug 2d 1835 [sic]
7. AGE yrs 78 [sic] ms. 5 ds. 21
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Trav. Salesman
9. BIRTHPLACE Philadelphia
10. NAME OF FATHER not known
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER " "
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER " "
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER " "
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Max J Aliveus [?]
(Address) Soldier's + Sailor's Home, Erie, Pa.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Jan 23 1916
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from May 11th 1915 to Jan 23d 1916, that I last saw him alive on Jan 23d 1916, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 830 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
apoplexy superintended [?] by Grippe with a violent cough
(Duration) sudden
Contributory Valvular Heart Disease (Duration) many yrs.
(Signed) H H Foringer M.D.
Jan. 23 1916 (Address) Soldier's & Sailor's Home, Erie, Pa.
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents).
At Place of death - yrs. 8 mos. 12 ds.
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Philadelphia Pa
DATE OF BURIAL Jan 25 1916
20. UNDERTAKER A P Burton + Sons
ADDRESS Erie, Pa.

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