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 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 63.
English: habitational name from any of various places called Eaton or Eton, such as Eaton Socon (Bedfordshire), Eaton (Cheshire), or Eton (Buckinghamshire), named from either Old English ēa ‘river’ or ēg ‘island, low-lying land’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.
History: Nathaneal Eaton, born in Coventry, England, c. 1609, came to MA in 1637 and was the first head of Harvard College, in 1638–39.