James Egan

17 February 1822–10 May 1889 (Age 67)
County Cork, Ireland

The Life of James

James Egan was born on 17 February 1822, in County Cork, Ireland. He married Ellen Holleran on 4 July 1862, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 May 1889, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States.

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James Egan
Ellen Holleran
Marriage: 4 July 1862
Patrick Sarchfield Egan
Mary Ellen Egan
John Stephen Egan
David James Egan
Frances P. Egan
William Emmet Egan
Charles Ferreti Egan

Spouse and Children


    Ellen Holleran


4 July 1862
Wayne, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 17

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Age 23

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin ( see Hagan ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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History of James Egan (1822-1889)

James Egan was born in Tullamore, County Queens in Ireland in 1822. It is noted that present-day Tullamore is in Offaly county. Current Laois county used to be called Queens(1). He came to America …

Sources (3)

  • James Egan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jas Egan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jas Egan in entry for David J Egan, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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