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COLLECTION Identifier: A/E141

Record book of the Eaton family, 1858-1943


Record book of the Eaton family detailing family genealogy, financial records, household expenditures, etc.


  • Creation: 1858-1943

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Eaton Family, as well as copyright in other papers in the collection, may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


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The Record book of the Eaton family consists of handwritten notes; lists of stocks, bonds, and loans; household expenditures; recipes; and genealogical information, which includes birth, death and marriage dates of Eaton's parents, his wife Effie Eaton, and other family members. Also included are burial expenses for Eaton, most likely written by his son Alden; chemical formulas used in the preparation of cosmetics; an index; and a loose photograph of a young, unidentified girl, possibly Eaton's daughter Maxine.


Albert Ernest Eaton (1865-1943) was born in Ontario, Canada to Thomas and Ann (Dingle) Eaton. His parents were originally from England and immigrated to Ontario, Canada before permanently settling in the United States ca. 1886. In June of 1897 Eaton married Effie Jones (ca. 1868-1935) who was from Springfield, Missouri. The couple initially resided in Chicago, Illinois where their first child, Alden Louis Eaton (1898-1944), was born.

Eaton appears to have mainly worked as a traveling salesman for the cosmetics industry, but may have been involved in other business opportunities as well. His wife was a homemaker. Census records indicate that by 1910, they were living in Denver, Colorado in an extended family household, which included Eaton's parents, two of his siblings, Sara and Herbert, and their children. In 1908, Effie Eaton gave birth to their daughter Maxine. Albert Eaton's family later moved to Seattle, Washington where it appears he spent the remainder of his life.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2012-M119

The Record book of the Eaton family was acquired from Dan Casavant in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed: July 2012

By: Anne Englehart.

Updated and additional description added: August 2020

By: Emilyn L. Brown.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Eaton family. Record book of the Eaton family,1858-1943: A Finding Aid
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