Howard Egan (1815 - 1878) MP

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Birthplace: Tullamore, King, Ireland
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Cause of death: pneumonia
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About Howard Egan

Mormon Pioneer

"...Egan, Howard – (Captain of the 9th Ten) Born June 15, 1815, in Tullamore, King Co., Ireland, to Howard and Ann Meade Egan. He married Tamson Parsley at age 23 in about 1838. A sailor, he immigrated to America and received his naturalization papers in 1841 and the following year was baptized at Salem, Mass., where he was working as a rope maker. He traveled to Nauvoo Ill., where he was appointed a major in the Nauvoo Legion and became a member of the Nauvoo police force. During the trek west, Egan served as road scout and explorer. His journal records many of the day-to-day events of the trip. In the winter of 1849-50, he traveled to California to buy livestock and supplies. In 1860 he became a Pony Express rider and agent, and later served as a member of the Salt Lake police force and as deputy sheriff. He was a guard at the home of Brigham Young. When Brigham Young died, Egan was called on to guard his grave in Sal Lake City. In doing so, he contracted pneumonia and died March 16, 1878, at age 62..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

-------------------- Birth: unknown

Death: Mar. 1, 1878


Rider for the Pony Express. Egan died in March of 1878, at the age of 63, after becoming ill while guarding Brigham Young's grave.


Cause of death: illness


 

Burial:

Glenwood Cemetery

Glenwood

Sevier County

Utah, USA

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Howard Egan's Timeline

1815
June 15, 1815
Tullamore, King, Ireland
1838
December 1, 1838
Age 23
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1840
April 12, 1840
Age 24
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
1842
March 29, 1842
Age 26
Salem, Essex, Ma
1844
March 25, 1844
Age 28
Nauvoo Hancock Il
1844
Age 28
1846
January 23, 1846
Age 30
Nauvoo, IL, USA
1847
August 12, 1847
Age 32
Winter Quarters Ne
August 25, 1847
Age 32
1849
1849
Age 33