Newspaper Abstracts, Kentucky
- The Owensboro Messenger, Owensboro, Kentucky, 30 Jun 1907, p 1
Rev. T. T. Eaton Dies Suddenly
Of Stroke of Apoplexy at Grand Junction Tenn.
One of Most Prominent Baptists in Country.
Was Frequent Visitor Here
Editor of the Western Recorder and Pastor of Walnut Street Church In Louisville.
The Rev. T. T. Eaton, pastor of the Walnut street Baptist church in Louisville, editor of the Western Recorder and one of the most distinguished members of the Baptist denomination is dead.
Dr. Eaton's death occurred at Grand Junction, Tenn., from a stroke of apoplexy at 1:05 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Dr. Eaton was stricken with apoplexy in the waiting-room of the depot at Grand Junction Friday night while waiting for a train to go to Blue Mountain, Miss., where he was to deliver a series of lectures before the chautauqua which is in session there.
The news of the sudden death of Dr. Eaton will cause profound sorrow among his friends in Owensboro. Dr. Eaton was a frequent visitor in Owensboro and has delivered some powerful sermons from the local Baptist pulpits. The Western Recorder, of which Dr. Eaton was the editor, has been read in the majority of Baptist homes for a great number
Dr. Eaton was moderator of the Kentucky State Baptist association for several years. Last week at the Mayfield meeting he was succeeded by the Rev. W. D. Nowlin, of the Third Baptist church, of Owensboro.
The Rev. Dr. T. T. Eaton, D. D., LL. D., was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 16, 1845. His father, Joseph H. Eaton, was a preacher and educator, and was for a time pastor in Murfreesboro. He was also president of Union university, which he founded in that town. Dr. T. T. Eaton was educated at Union university and afterward studied at Madison university, N. Y., and at Washington college, Lexington, Va. He served as pastor in the Baptist church at Lebanon, Chattanooga and Murfreesboro; Petersburg, Va., and as pastor of the Fourth and Walnut street church in Louisville.
On April 16, 1880, he was called to the pastorate of the Louisville church.
Dr. Eaton was a Confederate veteran, and served throughout the Civil war. He married Miss Alice Roberts, who survives him with the following children: Joseph H. Eaton, of Denver and Mrs. Edward Farmer, of Louisville. Dr. Eaton also leaves a sister, Mrs. Josephine Peck, of Louisville.
The silver wedding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Eaton was celebrated in Louisville June 19, 1897, and the members of the church presented the couple with a chest of silver, containing 104 pieces. Dr. Eaton was one of the most prominent members of the Louisville Ministerial association. He was a trustee of the Louisville Southern Baptist seminary.
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