Person Index

Eaton, William

William Eaton
b: 1866
d: 17 APR 1890
Biography
Birth Details
1866/8352, William Eaton - no parents listed
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1866/13643, William Eaton, Mother: Emma, Father: John

Records of Baptisms of St James and Christ Church
Date of Birth: 9/1/1866, Date of Baptism: 13/2/1866, Name: William, Mother: Emma, Father: John, Surname: Eaton, Residence & Occ: Taita, Labourer, Sponsors: Parents

Death Details
1890/2164, William Eaton, Aged: 24Y - Date of Death 17/4/1890 from Death Registration

Carterton District Council Clareville Cemetery shows
Family Name: Eaton
Given Names: William
Aged: 23 years
Date Deceased: 18/4/1890 (sic)
Interment Date: 18/4/1890 (sic)
Cemetery: Clareville
Plot: 96
Block: OLD UNSEC
Grave/Ashes: Burial
Reserved Date: 28/1/1891

Evening Post 21 April 1890
Particulars of the accident in the bush at Pahiatua on Thursday last, which caused the death of William Eaton, have just reached the police. It appears that the deceased with his mate, John Sage, was falling bush for a settler named Anderson. About half a chain from a tree upon which they were engaged stood another tree on which they had operated upon the previous night, putting in a scarf, and then felling another one upon it. The tree, however, did not come down, but after splitting down to the stump remained a fixture. On the morning of the accident both men looked at this tree, but did not think it in a dangerous state. They had been working only a short time when the deceased called out that the tree was falling. Sage succeeded in getting clear away from it, and the deceased had also plenty of time, but was apparently struck by the barrel, and his right shoulder and leg were smashed to pulp. He died a few minutes afterwards, in the arms of his brother and Sage. An inquest was held at Pahiatua on Friday, before Mr. A. Reese, J.P., when the jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death. The deceased was 24 years of age, unmarried, and he and his brothers had only recently taken up six or seven hundred acres of bush land in the Mangahao block, intending to settle upon it.

Wairarapa Daily Times 21 April 1890
Fatal Accident at Pahiatua.
Killed Whilst Bushfelling.
The Inquest.
...
After the evidence of John Sage and George Eaton had been taken a verdict of accidental death was returned. The father of the deceased arrived from Carterton late on Thursday night for the purpose of taking the body back for interment. Mr J B Eaton, another brother, was away in Carterton at the time of the unfortunate occurrence. He had gone down to bring up Mrs Eaton and family to reside in the Mangahao. Deceased was only 24 years of age.
- Pahiatua Star.
Facts
  • 1866 - Birth -
  • 17 APR 1890 - Death -
Ancestors
   
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John Eaton
1836 - 24 JUN 1922
  
  
  
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William Eaton
1866 - 17 APR 1890
  
 
  
John Hooper
1805 - 25 DEC 1892
 
 
Emma Hooper
1844 - 4 SEP 1932
  
  
  
Caroline Wadman
1816 - 16 JUN 1903
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Eaton
Birth1836
Death24 JUN 1922
Marriage1862to Emma Hooper
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Emma Hooper
Birth1844Taita
Death4 SEP 1932
Marriage1862to John Eaton
FatherJohn Hooper
MotherCaroline Wadman
CHILDREN
MWilliam Eaton
Birth1866
Death17 APR 1890
FCaroline Eaton
Birth1864
Death14 AUG 1942
Marriage1884to Alfred King
FElizabeth Ann Eaton
Birth1875
Death7 DEC 1890
MJohn Beavan Eaton
Birth1863
Death21 DEC 1932
Marriage14 MAR 1888to Annie Caroline Reeves Pitts at At The Residence Of John B Eaton''s Parents
MGeorge Henry Eaton
Birth1867
Death26 SEP 1946
Marriage16 APR 1901to Edith Hannah Baggarley
MThomas Roland Eaton
Birth1870
Death6 JUL 1962
Marriage24 JUL 1906to Ann Jane Corlett at St Mark''s Church, Carterton
MCharles Eaton
Birth
Death
FAgnes Jane Eaton
Birth1869
Death29 FEB 1940
Marriage1894to William Coleman
FMary Ellen Eaton
Birth1873
Death28 JUL 1963
Marriage1898to William Alfred Renall
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