SAMUEL ARTHUR EYRE – In both his civics and his industrial relationships with Northampton, Mr. Eyre has fulfilled the anticipation’s of his constituency and of his colleagues; and in his devotion to city official duties and those of mill overseership, he has won the confidence and good will of all with whom he is associated. He is the son of Harry Eyre, who was born in England, January 3, 1862, and Inez (Clark) Eyre, who was born in Northampton, June 23, 1867. Harry Eyre came to Northampton in 1886, where, prominent in Republican party affairs, he has served as secretary of the Republican City Committee for twelve years, that committee having been honored with President Calvin Coolidge as an associate. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Eyre are the parents of:
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- Harry George, born in 1891, died in infancy.
- Inez May, born in 1892, a clerk in the bureau of aeronautics of the United States Government, at Washington, District of Columbia.
- Samuel Arthur, of whom further.
- Elsie Clark, born in 1898, married Thomas T. Newby, resides in Washington, and they have Thomas Harry and Olivia Jane.
- Millicent Grace, born in 1903, married Granville Craven, of Northampton, and they are the parents of Betty Mae Craven.
- Doris Elizabeth, born in 1912, attends Northampton High School.
Samuel Arthur Eyre was born February 22, 1895, at Northampton, where he attended the public schools When he was sixteen years of age he was employed as a clerk in the stock department of the McCallum Silk Mills; and since 1911 he has made that steady degree of progress that has counted for his success, and that has led to his present position as overseer of the stock department of the mills. Mr. Eyre has been rightly chosen as a citizen of good judgment in local political matters. In 1923 he was elected a member of the Northampton Common Council; in 1924 he was made president of the Council, and in 1925 he received election as president of the Board of Aldermen.
Mr. Eyre s fraternal affiliations are with Northampton Lodge, No. 997, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Northampton Lodge, No. 560, Loyal Order of Moose, in which he has held all the offices; and Lodge No. 166, Sons of St. George. He is also a member of Northampton Chamber of Commerce; and honorary member of the Oxford Club, of Northampton. The family are communicants of St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Church.