Biography of Charles S. Eagle

Charles S. Eagle, a business man and mannfacturer at Topeka, is a native Kansan, and his family history is closely identified with the early border days of this state.

His father, James Eagle, who came to Kansas in 1856 and located in Douglas County, kept a hotel for several years on the old California trail at Big Springs. That was before the day of railroads, and his hotel supplied a service to the great traffic that went by his doors in stage coaches and prairie schooners. Like most other early settlers in Kansas he was drawn into the border and factional warfare, and was one of the men siain in the Battle of the Blue. He was married in Indiana to Sarah Ann Matilda Fry, who is still living and a resident of Topeka, being one of the interesting survivors of that pre-statehood period in Kansas. She was the mother of four children, and the three now living are: George M. of Topeka; Charles S.; and Elizabeth Alice, widow of Benjamin Ost.

Charles S. Eagle was born at Big Springs in Douglas County, Kansas, May 13, 1857, and had spent practically all his life within the borders of the Sunflower State. He grew up on a farm south of Lawrence, attended the public schools and also attended the schools of Lawrence, and he early found opportunity to make his own way in the world. For four years he worked in the wood department of the Santa Fe Railway.

In 1880 Mr. Eagle embarked in the retail eigar business and also became a eigar manufacturer. After thirty-five years he retired in 1915 from the retail business and is now giving his entire time to his cigar factory, which is one of the largest in the State of Kansas. It furnishes employment to about forty workmen, and transacts an annual business valued at about seventy-five thousand dollars.

Mr. Eagle is a member of the Topeka Commercial Club, is a democrat, and is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and is also a member of the Country Club. In 1884 he married Mary Frederika Wikidal, of Canton, Ohio. Their one son is Harry W.




MLA Source Citation:

Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/biography-of-charles-s-eagle.htm - Last updated on Oct 11th, 2012


Categories:
Topics:
Locations: , , , ,
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.