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What Happened to Samuel McEachan Who Ran Away from Beckwith?

What Happened to Samuel McEachan Who Ran Away from Beckwith?

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
11 Mar 1898, Fri  •  Page 4

I love finding a newspaper clipping and then trying to piece their life together. Here is what I found:

Samuel MacEachen Sr. who ran away from Beckwith

Samuel MacEachen, a native of Beckwith, Canada, who settled in North Scranton in the late 1870s, died in 1927 at the age of 82. The elder MacEachen had had wide experience as a gold prospector. He engaged in the drilling business there and before the turn of the century drilled hundreds of wells in Scranton. He was an associate of T. J. Foster, founder of the International Correspondence Schools, and was said to have been largely responsible for persuading Mr. Foster to transfer the headquarters of his mining publication. The Colliery Engineer, from the lower anthracite field to Scranton. The two men were at one time partners in the Standard Drilling Co. and son Sam MacEachen Jr. had been a salesman throughout most of his life.

The Times-Tribune
Scranton, Pennsylvania
23 Oct 1940, Wed  •  Page 17

Samuel MacEachen who ran away- Death Info

Name:Samuel MacEachen
Death Age:82
Birth Date:abt 1845
Birth Place:Canada
Death Date:25 Mar 1927
Death Place:Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA
Father:Samuel MacEachen
Mother:Anna MacEachen
Spouse:Ama Mc Tanmany

Died at age 82. Samuel was a widower.

Samuel MacEachen.
Anna Unknown.

Married Anna McTamney.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Certificate of Death #31930. Cemetery: Cathedral Cemetery. Date of Burial: March 28, 1927. Informant on death certificate: Samuel MacEachen, 817 Monroe Avenue.

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