His brother John who also lives in Henry's household, has "LIGHTNING ROD AGT" listed as his occupation.
Were they inventors of the lightning rod, perhaps? And why Missouri? Once again, a new realm of research pops up, to discover the details regarding Occupation: "Lightning Rod."
1900: The Eatons must have done well and survived any lightening strikes. Now, Henry is listed as a "coal and ice dealer." He has two servants in the household. (Brother John Eaton is no longer there.) They live in a neighborhood whose citizens hail from many different states, most seem to be business owners, with servants - clearly an affluent area.
Those Deer Isle folks...whether on the high seas or on land, they were definitely adventurous...
|Henry Eaton: Occupation- "Lightning Rod"|