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Joseph Oriel Eaton

Joseph Oriel Eaton, American manufacturer, banker. Served as private, 2d New York Vol. Infantry, Spanish-American War.; Member Gargoyle Alumnus, Delta Psi.


  • Eaton, Joseph Oriel was born on July 28, 1873 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Joseph Oriel and Emma (Goodman) Eaton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Williams, 1895.


    • Began with American Express Company, New York City, 1895. Department manager George P. Ide & Company, Troy, 1897-1904. Assistant general manager Empire Cream Separator Company, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1906.

      Organized, Interstate Shirt & Collar Company, Troy, 1906, treasurer until 1910. Founder, vice president & treas, Torbensen Gear & Axle Company, Newark, New Jersey, 1911, later the Torbensen Axle Company, Cleveland, president, 1916-1919. Organized, Eaton Axle Company, Cleveland, 1919, president, 1919-1923, merged, 1920, with Standard Parts Company, of which was president and general manager.

      Then president Eaton Axle & Spring Company, a merger of Eaton Axle Company, Perfection Spring Company and Torbensen Axle Company. Partner Otis & Company, investment bankers, Cleveland, October 1921-1931. Director and member executive committee, Inland Investors, Inc., National Acme Company.

      Director Berkshire Frozen Food Lockers, Inc.


    Served as private, 2d New York Vol. Infantry, Spanish-American War. Member Gargoyle Alumnus, Delta Psi.

    Clubs: Union, Tavern, (Cleveland).


    • Married Edith Ide French, 1910. Children: Edith French (Mistress.
    • father: Joseph Oriel Eaton
    • mother: Emma (Goodman) Eaton
    • spouse: Edith Ide French
    • child: Edith French (Mrs Eaton
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    Died November 23, 1926
    (aged 53)