Frank "Babby" EBY

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BANNIE EBY - Frank Eby, better known as Babbie has lived his entire life in Port Royal/ After quitting Standard Steel, Burnham because of health, he has never found an idle moment. He is custodian of the Methodist Church. He drives a school bus and cares for the Old Church Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/10/20 - Image Year: 1965

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Frank H. "Babby" Eby was born December 2, 1894 and died October 10, 1974. He was the eldest of eight children of George Oliver and Fannie Miranda (Dalby) Eby. He married Myrtle Paige and they had four children: Anna Mary, Emma P., George and Robert.

Frank and Myrtle lived on Main Street across from the Presbyterian Church.


PORT ROYAL: FRANK H. EBY, 79, Main St., died Thursday in Lewistown Hospital. He was born December 2, 1894 in Port Royal to the late George O. and Fanny M. Dalby Eby. His wife Myrtle E. Paige Eby preceded him in death.

Eby was retired, having served as janitor of Port Royal High School and grade school, and also as school bus driver. He was a former mayor of Port Royal borough.

He was a member of Port Royal Presbyterian Church and the Men's Bible Class of Port Royal Methodist Church. He was custodian of the United Methodist Church for many years.

He was a member of Friendship Fire Company where he served as fire chief and truck driver.

Survivors include three children: Mrs. James (Anna Mary) Smith, RD2; George W., RD2, Mifflintown and Robert J., RD1, Lewistown.

One brother, Paul Eby and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Stong, RD2, Mifflintown; Mrs. Feron (Grace) Searer and Mrs. Bruce (Violet) Hockenberry, RD1 also survive. There are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 pm at Port Royal United Methodist Church with Pastor Donald Wood officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 pm until the time of service. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 pm at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal.

(Lewistown Sentinel - October 11, 1974)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/22/16 - Image Year: 1964
"Babby" in front of his home on Main Street. (Photo from the 1964 TVHS Yearbook)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/20/10 - Image Year: 1910
Pictured in this photo are Dr. Amos W. Shelley on the right, an unidentified man in the middle and Frank "Babby" Eby on the left. It appears that the men may have been hunting although the one man was hardly dressed for that endeavor.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/27/13 - Image Year: 1928
PORT ROYAL'S FIRST FIRE TRUCK: Pictured in front of the 1928 Hahn truck are left to right: Ben Elliott, John McClure, George Wagner, Fred Wagner, John Kepner, Frank Eby (driver), Herb Wagner and Bill Koons. The photo was taken July 4, 1928. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by cde1970 on 9/24/12
One of my grandfather's jobs, when I was growing up, was hanging the mailbag by the train tracks and picking up the one "kicked" out of the train into the shute made out of railroad ties. There was one occurrance when the bag hit the end of the shute and tore. My job was to help pick up the letters that were strewn all over the ground. (Submitted by David Frank Eby, grandson of Frank Eby.)

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