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Edwin Leroy Eaton

Edwin Leroy Eaton[1]

Male 1889 - 1918  (29 years)

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  • Name Edwin Leroy Eaton 
    Born 10 Aug 1889  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1  [6
    • Eaton, Edward L. Driver. Son of Enoch Eaton, Hespeler. Enlisted with 55th Battery of Guelph two and a half years ago, was stationed in England for eleven months and went to France with Howitzer Battery. After fighting for a year and a half he died of wounds Sept. 28, 1918 at the age of twenty-nine. He leaves a widow and a child who live in Hespeler. Previous to enlisting he had been with the Canada Machinery Corporation.1a

      1aEaton, Edward L.: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 22 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2835303/data?n=3
    Eaton, Edwin L. Driver.
    Eaton, Edwin L. Driver.
    Son of Enoch Eaton, Hespeler. Enlisted with 55th Battery of Guelph two and a half years ago, was stationed in England for eleven months and went to France with Howitzer Battery. After fighting for a year and a half he died of wounds Sept. 28, 1918 at the age of twenty-nine. He leaves a widow and a child who live in Hespeler. Previous to enlisting he had been with the Canada Machinery Corporation.

    Eaton, Edward L.: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 22 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2835303/data?n=3
    Name Eddie Eaton  [2
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Machinist, Foundry 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1916  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    machinist 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8352.8 
    Died 28 Sep 1918  [6
    Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Duisans, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3752  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Enoch Edwin Eaton,   b. 1 Oct 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Pamela Jackson Witmer,   b. 21 Mar 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Oct 1876  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Wolfe,   b. Feb 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1985  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1913  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Horace B. Eaton,   b. 1913,   d. 1974  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F51933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Aug 1889 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machinist, Foundry - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1913 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machinist - 1916 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Duisans British Cemetery, Duisans, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 685.

    2. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 19.

    3. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 19.

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, Edwin Leroy Eaton - Attestation Papers.

    5. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 7.

    6. [S2443] Military - Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty).
      Edwin Le Roy Eaton Death Date: 28 Sep 1918 Rank: Gunner Unit: 1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery Service number: 322902 Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery Cemetery Location: France Burial Place: France

      "Died of Wounds." Whilst on duty at his gun, he was wounded in the chest by an enemy gas shell. He received first aid promptly but died from the effects of his wounds and injuries at No.4.Casualty Clearing Station the same night.

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Enoch Edwin Eaton (farmer of Waterloo) Born: Canada Age: 24 Est. Birth: abt 1849 Father: Levi Eaton Mother: Isabella Eaton married Amelia Jackson Witmar Age:: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1850 Born: Canada Father: Martin Wilmar Mother: Catherine married 11 Oct 1873 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Hespeler

    8. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 42.