|Eaton, John A. S. (1840 - 1932)|
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 2/18/1932
A. S. EATON DIES AT SUPERIOR
A. S. Eaton, a former Greenwood, Clark County Resident and merchant, died at Superior, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 1932. He was one of Wisconsin's best known Civil War veterans. He had been ill for three weeks.
Deceased was born in Merrimac County, N. H., Aug. 13, 1840. When war broke out he enlisted in Co. H, 2nd N. H. Vol., was transferred to 10th N. H., and was mustered from service as captain in 1865.
He then went to Black River Falls, operating a tin and hardware shop, where he remained until 1871, when his stock burned. He then moved to Greenwood, where he had a hardware store in the building now owned by Schillers.
In 1868 he married Miss Emeline A. Bran of Black River Falls. At the time the family resided here they had two children, Viola and Freddie.
While here Mr. Eaton also served as town treasurer, notary public and postmaster. The family left Greenwood some 40 years ago.
Major Eaton, as he was called, was a former State Commander of the G.A.R. and was active in Masonic circles. The funeral was held at Superior Friday afternoon with full military rites.
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