Lee Eaton School Dedication, 1955 in Northfield, Ohio
Lee Eaton was the beloved eldest daughter of Cyrus and Margaret Eaton. Being confined to a wheel chair after a back surgery gone wrong when she fell from a horse did not undermine her lovely spirit and generous soul. Cyrus Eaton built a school in his home town in Northfield, Ohio to honor her. This dedication contains a biography of the young woman whose life was cut short at 40, the conception and building of the primary school, the expenses,, the board, administration, and staff, the program for the dedication, and the superintendent's talk.
Cyrus Eaton, influenced by his mother and early teacher (Margaret King) believed in the importance of education and the opportunity it could provide for students. In addition to financing Lee Eaton School, he financed the school in Pugwash named Margaret King, an elementary school in Pugwash, upgrades to Pugwash School built by Benjamin Mattison. He contributed financial assistance to many universities and colleges including. Amherst College, McMasters University, Smith College, Colgate University, the University of Chicago.