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Eliot Sumner
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1873
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1941
Essex Fells
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Eliot Sumner was born in New Haven in 1873, the oldest son of William Graham Sumner, sociology professor at Yale, and Jeannie Whittemore Elliott. He graduated from Yale in 1896 and married Diana Ward Rockwell, the daughter of Alfred Perkins Rockwell and Katharine Virginia Foote. The Sumners had two children, Alfred Rockwell Sumner and Katherine Sumner. Eliot Sumner retired in 1937 at age 64 from his position as assistant general superintendant of motive power of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Eastern region. He died of a heart attack at his residence in Essex Fells, New Jersey, in 1941. He was buried in Alderbrook Cemetery in Guilford, Connecticut. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)
  Jeannie Whittemore Elliott Sumner (1840 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Diana Ward Rockwell Sumner (1873 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Alfred Rockwell Sumner (1909 - 1965)*
  Katharine Sumner Harris (1912 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliot Sumner (1872 - 1872)**
  Eliot Sumner (1873 - 1941)
  Graham Sumner (1876 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Alderbrook Cemetery
Guilford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Sharon Olson
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
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Eliot Sumner
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Eliot Sumner
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