March 10, 1892: Henry Eagle Succumbs to Cold


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

March 10, 1892: Henry Eagle, from Douglassville, has been found dead by the roadway early this morning, his body frozen stiff.

He had attended a sale in Douglas Township and left for home from there quite late last night. It is supposed that he sat down along the way to rest and fell asleep. It had been a cold and stormy evening, and the Coroner’s Jury found that he froze to death.

He leaves a widow and seven children.

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