JOHN POTWIN EATON
by Bob Babcock
THIRD GENERATION, SECOND CHILD OF SARAH AND JOSHUA EATON
|BIRTH:||31 Jul 1871 - Douglas, Clay, IA|
|DEATH:||24 Jan 1935 - Ramsey County, MN, USA|
|BURIAL:||1935 - Roselawn Cem, Roseville, MN|
John was married 19 Jun 1895 in Menomonie, Dunn, WI to:
|BIRTH:||Aug 1870 - Pennsylvania|
|DEATH:||14 Mar 1931|
|BURIAL:||1931 - Roselawn Cem, Roseville, MN|
Children of John and Emma Eaton:
Both of their sons were graduates of the University of Minnesota. Henry Field Eaton studied dentistry and married Aileen in 1928. They had a daughter and son in Minnesota. By 1940 they had moved to Milwaukee where Henry died in 1940. John Jackson married Catherine about 1932. They had a son and a daughter. John worked for a bag company. His employment took them from Minnesota to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Florida. They had been living in Tampa, Florida for 5 years when he died at age 62.
In 1885 his mother lived in Chippewa County, near the family of her oldest daughter but we don’t have a record of John’s whereabouts until 1895 when John P Eaton married Emma in Menomonie, Wisconsin. John’s middle initial in the records alternated between V and P and his places of birth included Wisconsin, Ohio, the United States and Nebraska.
John and Emma’s first child was born in Menomonie, WI. In 1900, they lived in a multi-unit dwelling at 710 Cedar Street, St Paul, MN. John P Eaton was a cashier.
In 1910 they had moved to a single family home at 2342 Ogden Avenue, St Paul. Their two boys were 8 and 11 and John V Eaton was a cashier for the Pittsburgh Coal Company.
By 1920, they had moved to 2228 Langford Avenue, St Paul and John P Eaton was the Treasurer of the Coal Company. In 1930, they were still on Langford and John P Eaton was a Coal Salesman.
Emma died in 1931 and John P Eaton died in 1935.
We have not identified any of John Potwin Eaton’s descendants as DNA matches.