Prof. Harlow Warren Eaton

Brief Life History of Harlow Warren

When Prof. Harlow Warren Eaton was born on 23 May 1854, in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, his father, James Otis Eaton, was 36 and his mother, Mary Marinda Dwinnell, was 34. He married Mary Cornelia Stone on 31 August 1882, in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States. He died on 29 July 1917, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Prof. Harlow Warren Eaton
1854–1917
Mary Cornelia Stone
1850–1924
Marriage: 31 August 1882

Sources (16)

  • Harlow W Eaton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harlow Warren Eaton, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Harlow W Eaton, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

1871

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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