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
Josephine Adelaide READ
Marriage: about 1856
Charles Edwin Eaton
George Eaton
William Eaton

Spouse and Children

about 1856
Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada



    George Eaton


    William Eaton


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas H. Eaton


    Almira Soper




    William Thomas Eaton



    Albert Albiginta Eaton


    George Washington Eaton


    William Arnold Eaton


+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 10

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

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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