Eaton, Henry Griffin.

Biography

k-Eaton, Henry Griffin b. December 22, 1909, Santa Monica, California; Parents Frederick Eaton (1855-1934) and his second wife, Alice Viets Slosson Eaton (1876-1964), Attended Commonwealth College where he was elected vice-President in 1935; Single; Organizer for the International Labor Defense; CP; Received Passport# 25342 San Francisco on March 8, 1937 which listed his address as 831 Mont Rose Avenue, South Padedena, California; Sailed March 5, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 1; Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, Commissar; Killed in action September 3, 1937, Belchite; Eaton’s father was a former Mayor of Los Angeles; The Los Angeles Chapter of the VALB was named the Henry Eaton Chapter; An ammunition box at Belchite was labelled "The Henry Eaton Company" for the 2nd Company of the Lincoln Brigade (Milly Bennett notes). Brother Siblings: Frederick Eaton (1907-1992), and five step-brothers and sisters;
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937 Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; Washington; Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 885, ll. 5, fiche; Milly Bennet Notes; Clipping, Los Angeles Times, October 7, 1927; L-W Tree Ancestry, Find-a-Grave# 88264968. Code A
Photographs: Henry Griffin Eaton. Passport Photograph, 1937 and below, photograph from Los Angeles Times, October 7, 1937 and from Find-a-Grave.