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"Our Ancestors and Their Descendants"
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Susan and Barry Reynolds.
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Eaton Reunion, 1926

The Montreal Daily Star

August 21, 1926

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Prosperity Attends Large Families
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In Days When Indians Were Feared
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The Righteous Shall Flourish Like the Palm Tree

JOHN E. EATON was born in 1778, his wife, Catharine Vanduzen, was born in 1786. They were still a young couple when they arrived in Canada, and in 1802 the brother of John was married to Mary Ann Schovener. The descendants of these four people now number 6,200. Of this army which recalls the old Testament stories of Abraham - only 800 have joined their ancestors. More than 5,000 are still living and most of those are in Canada.

When it is considered that 100 years ago the population of all Canada was 100,000 persons, it will be seen that if each of these Canadians had [just] as many descendants as the four people of the Eaton and Vanduzen family, the Dominion would today have a population of 125 ,000,000. Without source to immigration Canada would today number ten times its present population if the noble example of the Eaton men had been followed.

The farm life and the open air have been conducive to long life with the family. The average span of life of the descendants of the Eaton. Vanduzen couple has been. more than twice as long as that of Ontario as shown by the official statistics for the past six years.

The founders of this remarkable family are descended from Dutch families who emigrated to the New World in 1620. Their descendants still retain many valuable possessions which link them with the original Pilgrim Fathers

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