Prosper Lawrence Eaton

1 February 1836–about 1898 (Age 61)
Toledo, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Prosper Lawrence

When Prosper Lawrence Eaton was born on 1 February 1836, in Toledo, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas H. Eaton, was 24 and his mother, Almira Soper, was 19. He married Josephine Adelaide READ about 1856, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1870. He died about 1898, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Prosper Lawrence Eaton
1836–1898
Josephine Adelaide READ
1838–1920
Marriage: about 1856
Charles Edwin Eaton
1858–1930
George Eaton
1870–
William Eaton
1877–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1856
Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
children

(3)

    Male1858–1930Male

    George Eaton

    Male1870–Male

    William Eaton

    Male1877–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas H. Eaton

    Male1812–1894Male

    Almira Soper

    Female1816–1883Female

siblings

(9)

    William Thomas Eaton

    Male1832–1906Male

    Male1836–1898Male

    Albert Albiginta Eaton

    Male1837–Male

    George Washington Eaton

    Male1841–1921Male

    William Arnold Eaton

    Male1843–1928Male

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 27

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named from Old English ēa ‘river’ or ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Prosper Eaton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Prosper Eaton in entry for William Eaton and Voilet M. Lawerance, "New York Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • 1880 United States Federal Census

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