Violet Williams provided this photograph of her first home in Pugwash Junction. Cyrus Eaton and his Uncle Charles had lived in this home. Eaton funded the first indoor bathroom here. Her son William remembers playing in the barn. Later, the house was taken down, and she moved across the street. The land where the house and barn had been became the Eaton Cemetery.
Eaton was born in Pugwash River. This photo was taken in 1957. Later Donnie and Leo Jamieson, who ran Eva Webb's sheep farm and were care-takers for Thinkers' Lodge, built a home on or near where the foundation of this home was. Cyrus had three younger sisters: Alice, Eva, and Florence.
Cyrus Eaton was born in Pugwash River in 1983 and moved to Pugwash Junction when he was about 8. He moved to the United States in his early twenties where he and his family lived on Euclid Ave in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1912 he bought Acadia Farms in Northfield, Ohio which became his permanent residence. In 1913 he became a naturalized US citizen. In 1928 he purchased land in Deep Cove off Mahone Bay and Andrew Cobb designed his summer home, where he spent summers until 1978 the year before his death. In 1928 he formed the Pugwash Park Commission which purchased Pineo Lodge in Pugwash. It was his intention that the Pineo Lodge and the Pagweak Tea room, later known as Thinkers' Lodge and the Dining Hall, would bring visitors to Pugwash and provide jobs for the local population. Eaton never lived at the Lodge nor was it ever his summer home.
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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