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Joseph O. Eaton

Joseph Oriel Eaton (1873 - 1949) was born July 28, 1873 in Yonkers, New York. At birth, he was named Harrison Eaton but his mother changed his name after Harrison's father - named Joseph Oriel Eaton - died as a tribute.

Joseph was raised in Cincinnati and attended Williams College in Massachusetts. He was one of the founders of Torbensen Gear and Axle Company which is known today as Eaton Corporation.


The History of Eaton Corporation 1911-1985