by Bob Babcock
THIRD GENERATION, FIRST CHILD OF SARAH AND JOSHUA EATON
|BIRTH:||Sep 1865 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI|
|DEATH:||16 Sep 1931 - Tofield, Alberta, Canada|
|BURIAL:||1931 - Tofield Cem, Alberta, Canada|
|BIRTH:||17 Mar 1872 - Herdland, Clay, IA|
|DEATH:||11 May 1961 - Tofield, Alberta, Canada|
Nine years later, back in Iowa, he married Watie Jane Phillips whose father was born in Ontario, Canada. Watie was the oldest of her siblings.
Eleven years later, the US Census of 1900 recorded Halbert and Watie living in Texas. They had three children and Halbert was working as a well driller. A couple years later Halbert’s father-in-law moved to Canada and by 1910 Halbert and Watie also moved to Canada.
By 1911 their daughter Gladys had died and by 1915 they were living in Tofield, Alberta where their youngest son died at age 8. Halbert was a laborer and later he was a farmer.
Halbert was 66 when he died in Tofield, Alberta, Canada. A single death record indicates that Watie Jane may have remarried a Macdougall and lived to age 89 before dying in Tofield.
We have identified six of Halbert’s descendants as DNA matches. We have several other DNA matches who have Eaton ancestors but we can’t trace our relationship to them yet.