Cyrus Eaton bought Acadia Farms. In 1912 it was a summer home for his large family. Then he moved there in ? and lived there until his death in 1979. He raised Shorthorn Beef Cattle and horses. It was his habit to walk daily, and he frequently rode his quarter horse, Red, and cross country skied until his late 80s.
Patricia Hayes Worden
6/24/2014 09:49:30 am
Hello, my name is Patricia Hayes Worden. My husband is Ken Worden. His father, Clarence, owned the shorthorn herd "Glen Cove" in the 50's through the 80's. I remember a secretary that worked for Mr. Eaton, her name was Betty Royon. She gave my husband and I a Chessie Cat vase. I was wondering if Ms. Royon was still alive. Ken's dad passed in 1988, but the Glen Cove prefix goes on with Registerd Holsteins and the Bapton name lives on through our Jerseys and registered Angus. Thank you for your time and consideration
7/7/2014 10:39:06 am
3/19/2015 09:28:23 am
Dear Cathy, I just found this response to email I sent you nearly a year ago. I apologize for having not answered you. I happened on it purely by chance. Thank you so much for getting back to me. I see others have posted and if I find out anything I will forward it to you.
1/27/2015 05:37:35 am
I live in Betty Royan's house at 290 N. Main St., Hudson, Ohio. I may be able to provide some information about her. The best person you shoudl talk to is Mr. Tom Vince at Western Reserve Academy. He knew her well.
3/19/2015 09:30:43 am
Dear Mr. Flynn, As I posted on Ms. Eaton's reply, I just happened on this response from her. I am so pleased. I would love to get more information in regards to Ms. Royan. She was so respected by Ken's dad.
5/10/2017 09:31:42 am
Dear Mr. Michael Flynn, I would love to know more about Betty Royan;s house and her life. Do you know her papers are archived. Cyrus Eaton was my grandfather. I am putting material about Betty Royan on the Thinkerslodgehistories.com website. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Tom Vince sent me three articles about Betty Royan. It is a start.
Patricia M Worden
7/21/2015 10:05:25 am
I have been in touch with Mr. Vince and I am currently reading the material he sent in regards to Ms. Royon's life and career. What an amazing woman. I am also going to research more to see if I can find anything else. It's been wonderful reading about her and her many accomplishments as Cyrus Eaton's assistant.
2/20/2017 07:03:20 am
Dear Patricia,I would love to read more about Betty Royan. I am sorry I did not see your earlier emails. I knew Betty when I was growing up. She was an invaluable assistant to my grandfather and a wonderful writer. I would like to create a section on her on my website, Thinkerslodgehistories.com. I have a few photographs and a few writings.
4/10/2017 09:01:05 am
My grandfather, James Napier worked at Acadia Farms for a few years from 1947 to about 1951. He came from Sni A Bar Farms in Missouri to work for the Mr. Eaton. I knew Betty Royon (and Fred Rose) and I have some photos of her and articles from the Shorthorn World. She became a great friend to my Scottish grandparents and would always visit and have “tea” when in town (Kansas City) for the American Royal. I also have a couple of photos of the play yard at Acadia and the swimming pool. The last time I remember seeing Mr. Eaton was in 1959 when he brought the Russian Troika (probably spelled incorrectly) to the Royal. I saw Betty a few times after that. Are you interested in photos?
4/14/2017 10:00:03 am
I'm delighted to see "Aunt" Betty discussed. My good friend's aunt was always one of the more intriguing people I'd met! I've spent many fun times at her house with Beth. It would be great to see any photos as memories fade and I'm feelingl drawn to look to past. Just curious if you'd be able to share with a non family member?
10/23/2021 07:33:35 am
Yes, Please send photos. Thank you, Cathy Eaton
4/15/2017 06:44:48 am
10/22/2021 03:20:58 pm
I used to clean for Mr and Mrs Eaton for about 4 years before Mr. Eaton passed away. I was there the day he died. He was a kind man. The house needed so much repair at that time. Some floors were painted and peeling. The baby grand piano had water spot damage from the roof. Pictures of the troika (I did see it) and many beautiful parties back in the day. So glad the house
10/23/2021 07:34:37 am
Thank you for sharing memories of my grandfather and his house. If you remember more, I would love to read your memories.
Janie (South) Roberts
5/16/2022 12:15:54 pm
Cathy, I stumbled onto this blog have so enjoyed reading soI wanted to send you a brief comment. I was the 1st Shorthorn Lassie Princess. The year that I was selected was the year that your grandfather hosted the annual meeting of the Shorthorn Association. So, my family and I were there. This would have been in 1957 and I was 7 years old. I have a photo showing your grandfather, Cyrus Eaton, his Assistant, Betty Royan, myself, Janie South, and the Queen, Marianne Huffman. The Steer in the photo may have been PS Troubadour but I'm not certain of that. I would be happy so send you a copy of this photo but I don't see where I can attach a photo to this blog. Please let me know how I can get this photo to you. I would love hearing from you.
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Please contact Cathy Eaton at Eatonmurph@aol.com if you want to share some stories. Please post your stories or memories that relate to Thinkers Lodge, the Dining Hall (Lobster Factory), Joseph Rotblat, the Conference Participants, Cyrus or Anne Eaton, or Eaton Park.
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