|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1831|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1913|
George was born in Washington,Missouri,the son of Lazarus Eaton and Lydia "Honey" (Bugg) Eaton They were both born in North Carolina and were married there in 1815. He married Nancy Elvina Killingsworth 15 March 1855 in Perry, Illinois.
George W. Eaton died at his home 848 North Church street, at 10:45 Friday morning at the age of eighty-two years, three months and twenty-one days. He had been in failing health for some time and had been confined to his bed for the last three weeks. He suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday morning and never regained consciousness, the end coming peacefully.
Mr. Eaton was born in Washington county Mo., June 4, 1831. He was married to Nancy Kellingsworth March 15, 1855. Six children were born to them, three of them are living. On Nov 27, 1877, he was married to Mary Hurt and to this union six children were born.
He was a veteran of the civil war, enlisting in company A, 81st Illinois Infantry, Aug. 1, 1862, and serving until the close of the war. He was a member of the G.A.R., and also of the Baptist church. He was a pioneer of Illinois, coming to this state with his parents at the age of ten years.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Frank Eaton, Duquoin; Alfred Eaton, Grant City Mo.; John Eaton, East St. Louis; Flora, George, Herschel, and Homer Eaton of Decatur. Mrs. Harry Weiss of Danville, also one stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Peel of Decatur. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.
The Daily Review, Decatur Illinois, 26 Sep 1913
A description of the funeral was published in The Daily Review on 29 Sep 1913.
Lazarus Eaton (1793 - 1874)
Lydia Bugg Eaton (1797 - 1863)
Nancy Elvina Killingsworth Eaton (1837 - 1876)*
Mary Isabell Baldridge Eaton (1845 - 1926)*
Mary Emma Eaton (1857 - 1872)*
Pleasant Franklin Eaton (1860 - 1945)*
Alfred Lyman Eaton (1863 - 1940)*
Gertrude E. Eaton Crossman (1878 - 1930)*
George Ralph Eaton (1882 - 1959)*
Herschel Grover Eaton (1885 - 1962)*
Homer Halleck Eaton (1887 - 1955)*
William Long Eaton (1818 - 1861)*
Lazarus Newton Eaton (1822 - 1882)*
Eliza Angeline Eaton Staton (1829 - 1887)*
George Washington Eaton (1831 - 1913)
Sergt., Co. A, 81 ILL. Inf.
Plot: Block 12
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