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JOHN EGAN came to Montana in 1891, and has been continuously since that time a resident of Bonner.  Connected with the Bonner plant of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, his faithful and diligent service ahs earned him steady promotion until he is now mill superintendent of this plant and one of the men high in the esteem of the corporation.
     Mr. Egan was born at Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada, Jan. 3, 1868, son of John R. and Mary (Nicholson) Egan.  His father was born in County Clare, Ireland, of Protestant ancestry, and was a lifelong member of the Church of England. He was reared in Ireland and was married in New Brunswick.  All his active life was spent as a school teacher.  He died in New Brunswick in 1891.  In politics he was a conservative.  His wife, Mary Nicholson, was born in Scotland in 1825 and died at Bonner, Montana, in 1913.  They had a large family of children:  Robert,  who died at the age of four years; Elizabeth, who died in New Brunswick; Augusta, who has never married and is department superintendent in a cotton factory at Portland, Maine; Theodore Edward, an electrical engineer for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway at Ravalli, Montana; John; Martha, wife of Charles Hodgson, employed in the saw ill of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company at Bonner; Harry W., a tanner living at Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Agnes, wife of C. W. Hensel, a ship carpenter and shipyard worker living in Eureka, California.
     John Egan, received his education in the public schools of his native city, and lived there until he was twenty-two years of age.  On leaving Canada he worked in the lumber woods of West Virginia for a year and then came to Montana.  As mill superintendent at Bonner he has under his supervision a hundred and fifty employes of the plant.  He is a democrat in politics and is affiliated with Covenant Lodge No. 6, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hell Gate Lodge No. 383 of the Elks, and Missoula Camp No. 5329, Modern Woodmen of America, all at Missoula.
     In 1903, at Spokane, Washington, he married Miss Clara Lebert, daughter of Frank and Ellen (Cox) Lebert, her mother being a resident of Bonner.  Her father, deceased was a farmer.  Mr. and Mrs. Egan have three children:  Kathleen Mildred, born Apr. 9, 1905; Winifred, who died at the age of two years; and Marion, born Jan. 2, 1913.
Source: Montana, Its Story and Biography  - Volume II - Published by The American Historical Society: Chicago and New York - 1921- Page 511

 
 

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