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Hal Eaton (#47745260)
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Bio Photo My main interests are genealogy and history. Mostly in Southern California and the West. Most of my pages are connected to my family in some way, but I am happy to transfer them to closer relations and perhaps exchange genealogical information.

(I also added burials from the New Plainfield, CT, Cemetery based on a 1964 transcription combined with other records and will link them over time. Many of these are not relatives.)

Doing paper genealogy for years, finding specifically where people were buried was always a priority for me, since many of my family were dug up from removed Downtown cemeteries, cremated, and ashes stored for decades. Usually the grave space was neeeded for parking lots or football fields.

It's so nice to go to a graveyard in a small town and find very little changed, though most of the relatives have moved away and forgotten. Something this website addresses.

Y-STR DNA Testing has validated my paper Eaton genealogy back Jonas Eaton who left Old England for New in 1637. His great grandson, Capt. Joseph Eaton was the founder of the Plainfield, CT, Eatons.

Y-STR DNA Testing on a Hodge cousin has helped link several Hodge/Hodges families from New York and may someday break this brick wall.

Findagrave may eventually become a great resource for locating "Ancient DNA" for testing--just kidding!

M Hodge manages our mutual Hodge lines.

Included in my memorials are some unrelated families of Curtis Hodges & Lucy Clark based on research I have done to sort out early Mormon families.

If you need to contact me outside of the FindaGrave system my email is, but it is checked less frequently.
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RE: Hayes Family
My husband's mother is Katherine Osuna Guertin. (You linked her grave.) J. Chauncey Hayes was her grandfather. She didn't know much about the Hayes ancestors, but greatly loved and admired Chauncey who died when she was 10 years old. We have a Master's thesis someone wrote about the Hayes family which I haven't read. I'm away from home right now, but I will look through it and see if there is anything of interest to you. Thanks for your reply!

Added by Joanne on Mar 03, 2015 9:36 AM
Hayes Family
Dear Hal,

I'm wondering what your connection is to J. Chauncey Hayes
who is my husband's great grandfather. Thank you!

Added by Joanne on Mar 02, 2015 7:20 PM
Davis Young
Stang 86506656
Added by Davis Young on Feb 27, 2015 3:49 PM
Davis Young
May E {Keller} Stang 8650656
The death date listed on this memorial might not be correct. The death year shown for her on the CA Death Index is 1948, not 1931. I suspect this might be a typo because husband Stang died in 1931.
I am researching her parents and family. Morris and Eunice died in Pomona, CA, (1905,1903) but I can't yet locate where they're buried.
Name: May E Stang / [May E Keller] /Gender: Female /
Birth Date: 16 May 1865 / Birth Place: Iowa /
Death Date: 21 Mar 1948 / Death Place: Ventura /
Mother's Maiden Name: Hooper / Father's Surname: Keller.
Dave Young
Downey, CA
Added by Davis Young on Feb 27, 2015 3:48 PM
Linda Hansen
Jessie McMillan
Find A Grave Memorial# 88473047
Hal, Jessie was the 1st born of Rev. John Mc & Abbie Woods Mc. You have her listed as the dau. of Olive & Rev. John
Thanks for correcting,
Linda Hansen
Added by Linda Hansen on Jan 03, 2015 4:00 PM
Louis Roth
Charles W Gorton
found photos in a box of old family records
can email to you if you like

louistroth at
Added by Louis Roth on Dec 26, 2014 10:56 AM
Johnny Faragher
Emily Hayes portrait
Dear Mr. Eaton,

I am publishing a book on Los Angeles history and would like to include the portrait of Emily and Chauncey Hayes that you posted on Find-a-Grave. In regard to permission, do you known who owns the rightts to the portrait?

John Mack Faragher
Yale University
Added by Johnny Faragher on Dec 17, 2014 12:17 PM
RE: Walter Hamlin Dupee
In Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where the Dupees once had a summer residence.
Added by TEllett on Oct 10, 2014 12:36 PM
Walter Hamlin Dupee
Thanks for your contribution concerning Isabel S. Kennedy Dupee and her husband Walter Hamlin Dupee. I would be grateful to find out the source for the information regarding the suicide of Isabel. You may also be interested to know that additional controversy surrounds Walter Dupee: he was involved in the mysterious death of his friend Charles Edward Kohl, Jr. in 1917.
Added by TEllett on Oct 03, 2014 8:44 AM
Sarah Louisa Hayes (1855)
Regarding the above, I understand that Hayes recorded the birth and death of this baby in his diary, but how did you determine her name?
Added by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2014 1:45 PM
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