Eason, David

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Eason, David

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1869-1930

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David Evans Eason (1869-1930), son of George Eason & Jane Chamberlain of Otonabee Township, brother of Frederick A. Eason, Reeve of the Township of Otonabee, married Clarice Theodora McClennan on 6 Sept 1920. He was educated at Keene Public School, Norwood HS and taught public school 3 years at Mathers Corners. He then attended the School of Practical Science (Toronto University) from 1898-1902, receiving a B.Sc. with honours.

He worked with the Trent Canal during the summers while at University and was hired full-time after graduation in Jan 1902. He was promoted to Superintending Engineer of the Trent Canal on 1 Jan 1919 until his death on 23 Jun 1930.

His hobby was photography, taking many photos along the Indian River and the Trent Canal system during his lifetime.

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