NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Among the enterprising, successful and influential citizens of Lowville may be mentioned William Henry Egleton, who by his own honorable exertions and moral attributes has carved out for himself friends, affluence and position. Scrupulously honorable in all his dealings with mankind, he bears a reputation for public and private integrity, and being social and genial, he has numbers of friends, composed of all classes of society. He is the son of Joseph and Susan Elizabeth (Keeling) Egleton.
(I) Joseph Egleton was born in either Scotland or England in 1825, died Feb. 21, 1869. He acquired a practical education which qualitied him for the duties and responsibilities of life. He was an officer in the British army, and about 1856 sold out and came to the United States, obtaining a commission in the regular army as captain, but during the civil war held the rank of lieutenant-colonel of volunteers. He spent his active life in military service, in which he distinguished himself for his bravery and other admirable qualities.
He married in London, England, Susan Elizabeth Keeling, born near the old Abby church in London in 1825. Her parents were noted for longevity, her father attaining the age of ninety-six and her mother the age of ninety-eight, far beyond the allotted scriptual time of four score years and ten.
Five children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Egleton, two born in the old country and the remainder in New York City.
William, born in London, England.
Joseph, born in London, England.
William H., see below.
The mother of these children died Nov. 1, 1884.
(II) William Henry, son of Joseph Egleton, was born in New York City, Oct. 7, 1865. He received an academic education and upon the completion of his studies received an appointment as examiner in the interior department at Washington, D.C., serving in that capacity for two years. He then was appointed special examiner, which position he retained for eight years. He was then admitted to practice law before the United States war, state and navy departments, and in the pursuit of this profession gained considerable success and renown. He returned to New York state in 1890, locating in Lowville, where he prosecuted United States law and United States claims, achieving therein a large degree of success. He has also taken an active interest in the political affairs of his adopted city, casting his vote and influence for the candidates of the Republican party. He was appointed magistrate Feb. 12, 1890, and elected each succeeding year to the present (1910) time, this fact testifying to his fitness for the high office he occupies and to his popularity among his townsmen.
He is equally prominent in fraternal circles. affiliating with Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; Lowville Chapter, No. 223, Royal Arch Masons; Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templar; Central City Consistory, thirty-second degree; Ziayra Shrine, of Utica; Lowville Lodge, No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias, of Utica; New York Lodge of Elks, No. 496.
Mr. Egleton married, May 17, 1905, Alice B. Bardo, born in Lowville, N.Y. April 8, 1871, daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Bardo.
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