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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Rachel Caroline Eaton

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(See Ward) -Nannie Elizabeth Williams was born April 8, 1851.

Married May 17, 1868 George Washington Eaton. He had served the confederacy in Company B, Morgan’s Battalion, Texas cavalry under Captain Boggs and Lieutenant Charles Morgan. Mrs. Eaton died September 21, 1896.

Mr. and Mrs. Eaton were the parents of: Rachel Caroline, James Calvin, Martha Pauline and John Merrit Eaton.

Rachel Caroline Eaton graduated from the Female Seminary in 1888 and from several other institutions of higher education and is the possessor of the degree of Mistress of Arts. She married James Alexander Burns, from whom she was divorced. She was the author of the scholarly “John Ross and the Cherokee Indians”. She was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction of Rogers County in 1920.

James Calvin Eaton is a prosperous farmer near Oolagah.

Martha Pauline Eaton graduated from the Female Seminary in 1897 and married James Morning York who was elected Assessor of Rogers County in 1918. John Merrit Eaton graduated from the Male Seminary in 1899.


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