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Abner J. Eaton


Posted By: Oregon Rain
Date: 1/19/2007 at 23:08:32

Abner J. Eaton, who is engaged in general farming and dairying on section 11, Honey Creek township, was born June 22, 1868, in the township where he still resides, his parents being John J. and Frances F. (Coolidge) Eaton. At the usual age Abner J. Eaton entered the public schools and therein mastered the branches of learning which qualified him to meet life's practical and responsible duties. He also received ample training in farm work under the direction of his father, gaining thereby the knowledge that has qualified him to successfully carry on agricultural pursuits on his own account. He remained at home until he had attained his majority and then purchased the farm upon which he now resides, comprising eighty acres on section 11, Honey Creek township. This he improved with fine buildings, so that today his farm presents a most attractive appearance. Neatness and thrift characterize the place, and Mr. Eaton bears the reputation of being an energetic business man. He is engaged in dairying, making that a special feature of his business, and it is bringing to him a substantial income.

On the 14th of February, 1892, Mr. Eaton was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. Mullen, who was born in Clayton county, this state, a daughter of George W. and Belle (Stewart) Mullen. The father was a native of Illinois and both are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton became the parents of five children, one of whom died in infancy, the others being: Hazel E., Vada and Jerry J., all at home; and June, who passed away when six years of age.

Mr. Eaton is a member of Greeley Lodge, No. 418, I. O. O. F., in which he has filled all of the chairs, and his wife and daughter are connected with the ladies' auxiliary of that organization, known as the Daughters of Rebekah, in which Mrs. Eaton has filled all of the offices. Mr. Eaton likewise has membership in the Modern Woodmen of America. He votes with the republican party and is one of the township trustees. Broad reading and discussion keep him in touch with the chief problems of the day and he stands at all times for those things which he believes will prove of greatest benefit to county, state and nation. For forty-six years he has been a resident of Honey Creek township and has, therefore, been a witness of the greater part of its growth and development.

~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 335-336 . Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.


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