Joseph Orlando Beckwith Eaton

2 January 1839–1 July 1900 (Age 61)
Bridgeport, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Orlando Beckwith

When Joseph Orlando Beckwith Eaton was born on 2 January 1839, in Bridgeport, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Eaton Jr, was 33 and his mother, Minerva Sagers, was 29. He married Victoreen Elizabeth Walker on 2 January 1864, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States for about 33 years and Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 1 July 1900, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Orlando Beckwith Eaton
1839–1900
Victoreen Elizabeth Walker
1850–1893
Marriage: 2 January 1864
Joseph Walker Eaton
1864–1866
Orlando Henson Eaton
1867–1956
Elmer Beckwith Eaton
1869–1911
Elizabeth Eaton
1871–1913
Earnest Eaton
1875–1939
John Burton Eaton
1876–1955
Benjamin Eaton
1878–1878
Irvin Eaton
1879–1958
Lewis Eaton
1882–1974
Byron Sagers Eaton
1884–1924
Zera E. Eaton
1888–1949
Lavern Eaton
1888–1953
Ethel Minerva Eaton
1890–1979
Evelyn Eaton
1893–1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1864Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 2
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 17
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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.

    Story Highlight

    THE DISCOVERY OF A MAYFLOWER PASSENGER AND THE ORDER IN WHICH DOROTHY EATON WAS IDENTIFIED

    I would like to give credit to those who have over the years dug deep into history to locate one of the Mayflower passengers. Credit will be given as I write in order of discovery. I now would like …

    Sources (46)

    • Jos. O. B. Eaton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Joseph in entry for Orlando Henson Eaton and Emily S Shoell Bacon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph O.B. Eaton in entry for Orlando Henson Eaton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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