B. Eveleigh Dead
At his home in Sackets Harbor, this morning, occurred the death of Bernard Eveleigh, one of the oldest and best known residents of that village and of the county. Mr. Eveleigh was born in the county of Devon, England, January 12, 1813, and at the age of 21 he left England and came to America, landing at Sackets Harbor, where he served an apprenticeship for three years as a carpenter, which trade he pursued for many years.
In 1840 he married Miss Lydia Champion, and one child, (Mrs. A.M. Marsh, of Hounsfield,) was born to them. In 1861 he went into the hotel business in that place now known art the Earl House, and also about the same time been the business of vessel building. He built five large lake schooners and was also extensively engaged lumber trading with Canada.
Mr. Eveleigh's first wife died in 1880. In 1882 he was married again, and the present Mrs. Eveleigh, with her daughter, Mrs. F.M. Marsh, survive.
Mr. Eveleigh had been a remarkably active man for his age until several months ago, when he had some difficulty with his arm, which is now believed to have been caused by a slight stroke of paralysis. After some time he began to recover and about two weeks ago was apparently better than he had been in years, when suddenly one night he woke to find himself unable to rise from bed, having received a paralytic shock which effected his left side, and from which he never rallied. For several days past it has been known that the end of this active and successful life was near.
Barney Eveleigh has been connected with the life and enterprise of Sackets Harbor during a large part of it history, and he numbered his friends and acquaintances throughout this county and section by hundreds.