John Eaker1,2,3

ID# 17269, (1865 - 1910)
FatherJohn Eaker4,5,6 (abt 1807 - )
MotherRebecca E. Mims4,7,6 (abt 1829 - )

Key Events:

Birth: Apr 1865, Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: Lillian Faulkner Adams, 18 Mar 1897, Manhattan, New York Co., New York11,12,13
Death: 29 Dec 1910, Home for Incurables, New York, New York Co., New York6
Burial: 1 Jan 1911, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York6

Spouse:Lillian Faulkner Adams (20 Oct 1874 - 15 May 1941)
     Child:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Eaker was born in Apr 1865 in Kentucky.8,9,10
     He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Mayfield, Graves Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, John Eaker and Rebecca E. Mims.1 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Mayfield, Kentucky in the household of his parents.5
     John moved to New York City about 1893.14
     John married Lillian Faulkner Adams, daughter of Richardson F. Adams and Helen Scott, on 18 Mar 1897 in Manhattan, New York Co., New York.11,12,13
     John and Lillian appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at 149 Covert St., enumerated 5 Jun 1900, reporting they were renting their home. Their son Linah was listed as living with them.15
     He was a printer.16,17
     John evidently contacted a serious injury or disease. He was admitted to the Home for Incurables 28 Mar 1909 and Lillian and their son went to live with her parents.18 John appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of New York, New York Co., New York, listed as an inmate at the Home for Incurables at the 3rd Ave. and 183rd St., enumerated 29 Apr 1910.19
     The Home for Incurables was established in 1866. The name was changed in 1947 to St. Barnabas Hospital for Chronic Diseases and is now known as St. Barnabas Hospital. The patients suffered from epilepsy, arthritic deformities, paralysis, senility and other chronic illnesses that could not be cared for in existing hospitals at the time. John's condition may have resulted in paralysis as one of the causes of his death was listed as hemiplegia, paralysis of half the body.20,21
     John died on 29 Dec 1910 in Home for Incurables, New York, New York Co., New York, at age 45.6 He was buried on 1 Jan 1911 in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York.6

Citations

  1. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  2. [S7612] "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for John Eaker and Lillian Adams, citing cn 4522 and FHL #1487628.
  3. [S7608] Home for Incurables, 1910 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows name as John Eaker.
  4. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky.
  6. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death.
  7. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows him as son of Rebecca's husband.
  8. [S1493] John Eaker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 6 and state.
  9. [S1494] John Eaker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, shows age 16 and state.
  10. [S7607] Mary Macrery household, 1900 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, shows month, year, age 35, and state.
  11. [S7612] "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for John Eaker and Lillian Adams, citing cn 4522 and FHL #1487628, shows date, city, county, and state.
  12. [S7607] Mary Macrery household, 1900 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, shows married 3 years.
  13. [S7608] Home for Incurables, 1910 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York, shows him as married 13 years.
  14. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death, shows he had lived in city 17 years.
  15. [S7607] Mary Macrery household, 1900 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York.
  16. [S7607] Mary Macrery household, 1900 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, shows occupation as printer.
  17. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death, shows occupation as compositor (one who sets type).
  18. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death, shows date of admission.
  19. [S7608] Home for Incurables, 1910 U.S. Census, New York Co., New York.
  20. [S7610] "SBH Health System: Serving The People Of The Bronx For 150 Years."
  21. [S7694] John Eaker, Certificate and Record of Death, shows cause of death.
  22. [S7613] "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," FamilySearch.org, record for Sinah Grismus Eaker, citing cn 37509a and FHL #1953366.