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Mary Evelyn Eaton

Female 1898 - 1995  (96 years)


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  • Name Mary Evelyn Eaton 
    Born 30 Sep 1898  Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth 30 Sep 1901  Proctorville, Lawrence, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 22 Jan 1995  Columbus, Franklin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I8677  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2021 

    Father William Oliver Eaton 
    Mother Minnie Russell 
    Family ID F5154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Diller Raabe,   b. 28 May 1903, Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1966, Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1926  Hamilton, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F5163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Reynold Edward Klages,   b. 29 Mar 1884, Delphos, Allen, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1966, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1947  Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F5149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The "Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973" database on ancestry.com reports her birthplace as Union, Lawrence County, Ohio. No such place exists. The database contains no image of the primary source for this, but we can well imagine a badly-handwritten "Ironton" being mistranscribed as "Union." [Update, 21 Apr 2021: The "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007" database on ancestry.com now confirms her birthplace as Ironton.]

      Her date of birth on the record of her first marriage is three years later than that on the record of her second. The 1898 date is confirmed by multiple records of her death.

      She is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, West Virginia as "Mary Evelyn Eaton Klages", so it seems highly unlikely that she married again after the death of Reynold Edward Klages. Oddly, Spring Hill Cemetery also contains the grave of her first husband John Diller Raabe's second wife Esther Mae Craddock.

      Tyrone (Pennsylvania) Daily Herald, 22 Jun 1926, citation details below:

      Miss Mary Evelyn Eaton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Eaton, of Proctorville, near Huntington, West Virginia, well known in social circles and popular teacher in the Huntington schools, and John D. Raabe, of the International Nickel company, were married Saturday, June 19, at the home of the bride's uncle, the Rev. Dr. D. H. Dennison, who performed the ceremony. Dr. Dennison is pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Huntington. The only attendants were Miss Ruth Jenison and Howard Geer, of Marion, Ohio, a fraternity brother of the groom.

      Mrs. Raabe graduated from Huntington high school and thereafter attended the University of Cincinnati two years. Later she attended Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, where she received her degree. She is a member of Chi Omega sorority. She has been teaching two years.

      Mr. Raabe, the son of Mrs. D. C. Raabe of Northwood, is a former student at Ohio Wesleyan, where he first met his wife. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He had been in Huntington since December of last year when he assumed his position with the Nickel company.

      The newlyweds will be at home to their large circle of friends at 101 Richmond Street, Huntington, West Virginia, after July 1.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2849] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, on ancestry.com., date and county only; record of her 1947 marriage to Reynold Edward Klages.

    2. [S4756] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, on ancestry.com., date and county only.

    3. [S22] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S2849] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, on ancestry.com., record of her 1926 marriage to John Diller Raabe.

    5. [S4719] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018, on ancestry.com.

    6. [S22] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, on ancestry.com., date only.

    7. [S5540] Find a Grave page for Mary Evelyn Eaton Klages., date only.

    8. [S5540] Find a Grave page for Mary Evelyn Eaton Klages.

    9. [S2849] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, on ancestry.com.

    10. [S5538] "John D. Raabe Claims a West Virginia Bride." Tyrone (Pennsylvania) Daily Herald, 22 Jun 1926, p. 1.