Bio- Sawyers

The able and affable manager of the City Garage, located at 529 Alma Street, Palo Alto, Cal., Louis Eaton is counted among the most successful business men of the college city. He is a native son of California and is a wide-awake, square dealer and an able business executive. He was born at Biggs, Butte County, Cal., February 11, 1877, and is the son of B. F. Eaton, a pioneer of California, who was a freighter from Oroville into the mines in the early days before the railroads were built; he was born in Kentucky and came to California in the '50s, and still lives with his son, the subject of this sketch, and is an active and interesting California pioneer. The mother was Miss Jessie Jack, born in Scotland, and she passed away when Louis was twenty years old; he is the only son, but he had four sisters; one is dead, one lives in Oregon and two in California, one of whom is Mrs. Henry Sheets of Palo Alto.

Louis Eaton was educated in the grammar and high schools of Oroville, and soon after his mother's death he left Butte County, going to Southern Oregon, where he became county jailer, in which capacity he served for a number of years. In 1911 he came to Palo Alto and engaged in the ice business with Mr. Woodard for eight years; then, in 1919, he became manager of the City Garage, and he has been the means of steadily increasing the business since taking charge of it. The City Garage has a well-equipped machine shop with three expert automobile mechanics constantly employed; they deal in Hood tires, automobile accessories of all kinds, gasoline. oils and greases.

Mr. Eaton's marriage occurred at Yreka, Cal., and united him with Miss Myrtle Worth, and they are the parents of eight children: Laura, Minnie, Mabel, Louis, Bennie, Myrtle,  Franklin, and Virginia, a large and interesting family, favorites in Palo Alto, and they live at 481 University Avenue.

Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben  from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California,
 published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1465


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