Biography of Thomas Eaton
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Thomas Eaton. - Highly esteemed in Chateaugay, where he lives retired, Mr. Eaton is prominent throughout Franklin County. He was born in Huntington County, Quebec, Canada, Aug. 22, 1855, the son of James and Ann (Fitsimmons) Eaton.

James Eaton was born in County Derry, Ireland, in 1829, and emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was ten years old. Like his father, he engaged in general farming and after his marriage in 1853 he continued as a prosperous farmer. His wife was also born in Ireland. They were the parents of eight children, of whom Thomas, the subject of this sketch, was the second in order of birth.

Thomas Eaton came to Northern New York when he was 18 years of age, after receiving his education in the public schools of Canada. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1880 and as a young man became interested in the buying and shipping of horses to Boston and other eastern markets. He spent 35 years in this work and became a recognized authority in the horse market. About 1923 Mr. Eaton retired from business and has since devoted his time and energy to the management of his private investments.

Mr. Eaton was married on Dec. 25, 1879, to Miss Mary Jane Delzell, the daughter of Samuel and Jane (Graham) Delzell, of Quebec. To them were born two children, one of whom died in infancy. The other, Thomas Allen, was born in 1882, and died in October, 1918. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Chateaugay. He had engaged in general farming in Franklin County. His wife, Grace (Trainer) Eaton, a native of Quebec, died in September, 1926. Their daughters, three of whom survive their parents, live with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, at Chateaugay.

Mr. Eaton is a Republican in politics. He and his wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and have a wide acquaintance in the commounity in which they have spent so many years.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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