Hamilton County Ohio
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David Augustus Easton
CLASS OF 1869 -- Son of Brewster Gould Easton and Sophronia Harriet Farren; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 10, 1843; fitted for college in the preparatory department of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and took one year of his collegiate course there; entered the sophomore class of Bowdoin College and graduated in 1865; studied law with Judge Alphonzo Taft, in Cincinnati, 1865-66; deciding to enter the ministry, he took the full course in this Seminary, 1866-69; was licensed to preach by the Essex North Association, meeting with Professor Smyth at Andover, December 15, 1868. He was ordained, December 29, 1869, pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Danbury, Conn., and remained there until 1875, although obliged by feeble health to employ an assistant and take long periods of rest. After preaching a short time at Noroton, Conn., he went to Naugatuck, Conn., and was acting pastor there from 1875 to 1879. Prostrated again by ill health, he was reluctantly compelled to leave the ministry, and for ten years was engaged in business in New York City. Becoming interested in the doctrines and methods of the Christian Scientists, he investigated and adopted them, graduating from the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in 1889. In March, 1893, he came to Boston as the pastor of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, worshiping in Chickering Hall, residing at first in Boston, afterwards in Cambridge. This year he called "the happiest year of his life. Hundreds of people testify what was done for them. He helped lay aside their burdens, conquer their fears, and serve their God in 'newness of mind' by preaching to them the Christ-Truth in such a helpful, practical way."
Mr. Easton was married, December 7, 1869, to Margaret Ellen Corser, of Portland, Me., daughter of Solomon Taft Corser and Margaret Fairbanks Sawyer. She survives him, with one daughter.
He died of consumption, in Cambridge, Mass., March 1, 1894, aged fifty years.
[Source: "Necrology … Andover Theological Seminary (1828 - 1865)" - transcribed by Kim Mohler]
John Elias (or Eltis?)
FATAL ACCIDENT - About 6 o'clock last evening, as several of the employees of the Cope & Maxwell establishment was engaged in leading a car with a heavy piece of machinery, an accident occurred which resulted in the death of one of the workmen named John Elias (or Eltis?), and seriously, if not fatally, injuring Joseph Feltman, also a workman in the factory. It seems in attempting to push the car out of the shipping yard round to the main track of the C. H. and D. road, they came in contact with a coalbin which, from the recent rain and the pressure of the coal, had sprung untid, at one place along side of the switch, there are about about nine inches space between it and a railcar. Between this the two men who were pushing the car endeavored to push when the accident occurred, and Elias (or Eltis?) was actually crushed to death. He died in a few minutes after. He was a married man, about fifty years of age, and formerly lived in Newport, KY. [The Cincinnati Times-Star, June 24, 1875 - DW - Sub by FoFG]
Emekson, Henry, Esq., Cincinnati, O., Aug. 27, ae. 62, a distinguished merchant of that city. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., in 1796, and removed to Cincinnati in 1818. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]