Dennis E. Reagan


(July 25, 1845-October 4, 1893)


Dennis E. Reagan was born in the Town of Potsdam, July 25, 1845 and died at Massena, October 4, 1893, at 4 o'clock a. m. In 1861 he came to Massena and was employed by Mr. Albert Allen, with whom he remained until Mr. Allen's death a few years ago. For many years he drove the stagecoach between Norwood and Massena. He has made his home with Mrs. Allen the greater portion of the time since Mr. Allen's death up to the time of his own death. One year ago last fall Mr. Reagan was taken with an attack of the jaundice and was sick with that disease until the next spring, when he rallied and was in comparatively good health until last November when he was again stricken with the same disease. In addition to this malady, there was said to be poison in his system, received some years ago from a horse that had the glanders, and that the poison was never eradicated from his blood. In Mrs. Allen he has found a kind and faithful nurse who could not have treated him better had he been her own son.

He leaves two brothers, one of them, Daniel, who resides in Chase Mills, and Michael, who lives near Norwood. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Bridget DeFoy, of Norwood. The funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church, Friday forenoon, at 10:30 o'clock. The remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery at Norfolk.

(This obituary provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)