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George Wyatt Eaton

In 1857, George Eaton, grandson of the founders of the village of Carlisle, married Martha Thompson. Five years later, he purchased (from James Harper) 50 acres just south of Carlisle Road on what is now Highway #6. He began at once to clear the land and build a log cabin which was later replaced by a rough cast house. This second house burned to the ground in 1913, and the present house was constructed on the same foundation. The frame was made of heavy timbers from a barn, brought down by horse team from Puslinch. During construction, the Eaton family made their home with neighbours, the Fordes. George and Martha had two children. Their son, Case, bought the farm from his parents in 1906, married Myrtle Kerns, and produced eight children - George, Edgar, James, Grant, Alicia, Harold, Charles and Evelyn. In later years, young George recalled coming home from school one day when he was eleven years old, and finding that the family home built by his grandfather, had burned down. George Jr. and his wife, Isabel Dyment, later operated the family farm where they raised hogs, cattle, chickens, vegetables, and berries. Most of their produce was taken to Hamilton Market for sale. Their son, Donald, and his wife, Georgean, now reside on the original farm. George and Isabel retired in 1985 to a suite in Eaton Place, a senior's facility erected at a cost of $1.2 million. This magnificent building consists of 30 apartments, and overlooks Twelve Mile Creek and the Conservation Area. George and Isabel cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony at Eaton Place, and were the first residents of the complex.

Ruth Coverdale Nicholson writes: " George W.A. Eaton and Martha Thompson had 9 children (not two), one of whom was Charles Eaton, my grandfather. .... Lucinda, Allen, Charles, Harriet, Mary, Clark, Annie, Case, Alice were their children."

Owner of originalExcerpts from Carlisle Beginnings by Dorothy Turcotte
Linked toCarlisle, Wentworth, Ontario , Canada; George Wyatt Albright Eaton
AlbumsCarlisle and Progreston

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