Percy Seymour Eaton

Male, (1873 - 1917)
FatherEdward Farmer Eaton (1827 - 1907)
MotherEmily Gates Deadman (1828 - 1901)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthPercy Seymour Eaton was born 15 September 1873 in Dunedin, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Birth. Percy Seymour Eaton 1873 #1739 [DecQ Dunedin]. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341153 #76.) 
INFO SCHOOL ADMISSION. Percy Eaton. Normal school Dunedin, Sep 1883; father Edward of Albert St., b. Sep 1873. Ref from NZGene CD. (CorresGEOCU e-mail 20Jul2003.) 
INFO SCHOOL ADMISSION. 12 Aug 1884, Percy Seymour Eaton; George St., Dunedin; father Edward of Villa, Botanical Gardens, b. 15 Sep 1873. -Ref from NZGene CD. (CorresGEOCU e-mail 20Jul2003.) 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. Distr of Dunedin. #206. 8 May 1894, at house of Rev. J. Gibson Smith, Dunedin. Percy Seymour Eaton, 20, chemist, bachelor. b. Dunedin. Present and usual residence North East Valley. Father Edward Farmar Eaton, clerk. Mother Emily Gates Eaton, born Deadman. Mary Magdalena Meyer, 17, spinster. b. Lawrence, Otago. Present and usual residence Dunedin. Father: John Charles Frederick Meyer, ironmonger. Mother Ellen Mary Meyer, born Barker. Witnesses: William Evans, Dunedin, salesman. Edward Farmar Eaton, Dunedin, clerk. J. Gibson Smith, officiating minister. (NZMarrCert 1894/1871.) 
MarriageHe married Mary Magdalena Meyer, daughter of John Charles Frederick Meyer and Ellen Mary Barker, 8 May 1894 in Dunedin, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage. 1894 #1871. Percy Seymour Eaton. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
INFO DIVORCE CASE reported in newspaper. Otago Daily Times, 19 Nov 1902, p.7. " Eaton v Eaton A wife's petition for dissolution of marriage on the ground of desertion. Mr J.F.M. Fraser appeared for the petitioner, Mary Magdalena Eaton, and there was no appearance of or on behalf of the respondent, Percy Seymour Eaton. Mr Fraser stated that the facts of the case were very simple. The parties were married on May 8, 1894, by the Rev. Gibson Smith at Dunedin. They lived together for seven months at Caversham, and then the husband, who was a chemist's assistant, lost is situation and left for Christchurch. Since then he had never sent his wife a penny, had made no effort to make a home for her, and she had had to support herself. When seen by the petitioner's brother in Christchurch some three or four years ago respondent introduced himself as his brother-in-law, and in the course of conversation stated that he weould never be able to provide a home for his wife, and the best thing she could do was to get a divorce. Proceedings had, however, not been taken till now. Petitioner was 21 and respondent 18 years at the time of marriage, and it was hoped that the young man would settle down on getting married, but apparently he did not. Evidence was given by the petitoner, and by Emma Louise Evans and William Henry Meyer, her sister and brother respectively. His Honor granted a decree nisi, to be made absolute in three monhs." (OtagoDaTimPP 19Nov1902 p.7.) 
INFO DIVORCE. Decree Absolute 3 Feb 1903 for divorce of Percy Seymour Eaton and Mary Magdalena Meyer noted in Percy's remarr certif 9 Sep 1903. (NZCertMarr 1903/4229.) 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. 1903 Marr. in the Dist of Christchurch #19. 1903 Sep 9. Marr at Registrar's Office, Christchurch. Percy Seymour Eaton, 29, chemist, male divorced, decree absolute 3 Feb 1903. b. Dunedin. Present & usual residence in Chch. Father Edward Farmer Eaton, clerk. Mother Emily Eaton, born Deadman. Helen Sullivan, 24, spinster, b. Auckland. Present & usual residence Chch. Father Patrick Sullivan, labourer. Mother Maria Sullivan, born Campbell. Witnesses J.P. Hardell, High Street, jeweller. H.J. Dunn, 141 Cambridge Terrace, compositor. (NZCertMarr 1903/4229.) 
MarriagePercy Seymour Eaton married Helen Sullivan, daughter of Patrick Sullivan and Maria Campbell, 9 September 1903 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage. 1903 #4229. Percy Seymour Eaton. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
INFO COURT CASES against Percy Seymour Eaton, newspaper reports. 3 May 1904, The Star [Christchurch, NZ] p.3 "Arrest at Auckland . . . As the steamer Waikare was leaving for Sydney last night, a passenger, a young man named Percy Seymour Eaton, was arrested on a charge of performing an illegal operation at Christchurch on November 6. He appeared at the Police Court this morning, and was remanded to Christchurch for trial. The police authorities in Christchurch received information to-day of the arrest of Eaton, who is a chemist's assistant. It is alleged that he was employed by Richards, who was arrested in Dunedin on the same charge. He will be remanded to Christchurch." Newspaper coverage of the conclusion of these cases appeared in the Star, 2 Aug 1904, p.3. Report of Supreme Court Criminal proceedings [summary of long report] The case against Richards was dismissed because Richards did not permit the girl in question (who had become his wife) to give evidence. In the related case against Percy Seymour Eaton for "having, on or about March 2, at Christchurch, used an illegal instrument with intent to procure abortion" resulted in a jury verdict of guilty and a gaol sentence of 7 years. A second case against Percy Seymour Eaton was withdrawn. At the same court session, Lionel Eaton, Percy's nephew, was arrested on a charge of counselling and procuring Percy Seymour Eaton to unlawfully use an instrument. The resolution of this case was reported in the Star, 15 Nov 1904, p.3. The jury returned a not guilty verdict for Lionel Eaton. (StarChchPP dates above.) 
INFO WITNESS for wedding of brother Alfred 1 Jun 1910 in Christchurch. Percy Seymour Eaton, chemist, of Addington. (NZMarrTr, 1910 #15D.) 
INFO DEFAULT JUDGMENT reported in newspaper. Press [Christchurch, N.Z.], 5 May 1911, p.5. "Default Cases. In the following undefended cases judgment was given for plaintiff, by default, with costs: . . . Thos. Duffy (Mr Beattie) [legal representative] v Percy Seymour Eaton, £6. ..." (PressChchPP.) 
INFO WITNESS for wedding of sister Mary Ann D'O to Henry White, 3 Oct 1911 at Richmond, Auckland. Listed as Percy Seymour Eaton, Richmon[sic], chemist. (NZMarCert.) 
INFO RESERVE LIST WWI, 2nd div of NZ Expeditionary Force reserves. Eaton, Percy Seymour, tanner, care of Post-office Kaimaamau. Category C=2 children. (NZExped1914 fiche 37,p.478.) 
DeathPercy Seymour Eaton died 19 November 1917 in Auckland, New Zealand, at age 44. 
INFO DEATH NOTICE. Eaton - On November 19 1917 at his late residence, 20 Northcote Street, Grey Lynn, suddenly, Percy Seymour, dearly beloved husband of Ellen Eaton, aged 44 years. - (Christchurch papers please copy.) Private interment. By request of deceased, no mourning. (DeaNotNZHer LDS1438930.) 
INFO DEATH reported in newspaper. New Zealand Herald, 20 Nov 1917, p.4, Local and General News. "A married man, Mr. Percy Seymour Eaton, who resided at 20, Northcote Street, Grey Lynn, died suddenly at 1:45 o'clock yesterday morninG. It is said that he had been complaining of rheumatic pains in the shoulders and the arms. On Sunday night he could not sleep, and, as he had once been a chemist, he took some laudanum in order to induce sleep. Soon afterwards his wife heard him breathing heavily. She sent for a doctor, but when he arrived life was extinct. An inquest will be held this morning." (NZHeraldPP 20Nov1917 p.4.) 
INFO CEMETERY INFO. Eaton, Percy Seymour. labourer, age 44. Late residence: 20 Northcote St. Death: 19 Nov 1917. Burial 20 Nov 1917. Anglican, block D, sect 8, plot 23. Re-open 11 Mar 1937 Dorothy Helen Clapham. (WaikumCem LDS1363562.) 
INFO TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION. Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland. #1070. In loving memory of Percy Seymour Eaton died 19th Nov 1917 aged 42 also his daughter Dorothy Helen ... (Buchanan [mortuary]). (NZCemRec LDS6200283 #644 p.89.) 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. Percy Seymour Eaton, gas company collector. Died 19 Nov 1917 at 20 Northcote St. Grey Lynn. Male, 44 yr. Coroner verdict: heart disease. Father Edward Farmer Eaton, timber worker. Mother Emily Gates Eaton, nee Deadman. Buried 20 Nov 1917 at Waikumete by Rev. J. H. Castle, Anglican. Born Dunedin. Marr at Christchurch at age 28 to Helen Sullivan, current age 38. Living children male age 7, female, age 14. (NZBDMCentReg, folio 17/2773.) 


Helen Sullivan (circa 1879 - 1944)