Paullina Times (O'Brien Co.); 9 Aug 1900, p. 5
E. A. Eaker (?-1900)
The suicide at Sutherland last Wednesday was not as rumored here at first. E. A. Eaker, a tree agent whose home was at Vinton, Iowa, was the victim instead of the man named Pratt, as was reported. The victim had been here for several days previous to the tragedy. He was addicted to drinking and it was supposed that he was crazed by liquor at the time of the shooting. He fired a shot at his brother who was endeavoring to get him back to the hotel at the time. Thinking that he had shot his brother, he turned the revolver upon himself with fatal results. Eaker had taken the Keeley cure at one time.