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William Eyre, Jr.
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
Eyre, Jr. (1845, 1849, 52-55, 1858, 61-63), son of Jonas and Susanna (Pusey)
Eyre, was born at Chester, April 25, 1807. He was educated at the noted
school conducted by Samuel Gummere, at Bordentown, N. J. In 1828, he and
his brother, Joshua P. Eyre, formed a
copartnership in the lumber and coal business in Chester, the firm being J.
P. & W. Eyre. In addition, they ran a tri-weekly packet, the Jonas
Preston, between Chester and Philadelphia, carrying passengers and freight
between the points named.
was one of the organizers of the Delaware County Mutual Insurance Company
and was president of that corporation from 1842 to 1844, when he declined
re-election and was chosen vice president, serving in that capacity from
1844 to 1846. He was a director of the company from 1840 to March, 1863,
consecutively. In 1840, he was appointed County Treasurer, to fill the
unexpired term of his uncle, William Eyre. In 1847, he retired from
business with an ample competency. He died in Chester, March 6, 1863, aged
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