Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stephen Eagan in Springfield, MA

This morning I looked at the Springfield, MA City Directories to see where the Stephen Eagan (my grandfather) family lived in Springfield from about 1904 to 1906. Prior to 1904 the Eagans lived in New Haven, CT. In the entries for 1904 and 1905 Stephen Eagan was listed as a blacksmith and lived at 134 Walnut. Today this location is (or next to) a Kentucky Fried Chicken place. The 1906 entry notes that he "rem[oved] to Rochester, N Y" and we know that the 1906 Rochester City Directory lists Stephen back in Rochester working at Camera Works. In Springfield he probably worked as a carriage blacksmith but I don't know what carriage or automobile company he worked at.

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