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Daniel Cady Eaton

Birthplace: Fort Gratiot, MI, United States
Death: June 29, 1895 (60)
Immediate Family:

Son of Brig. Gen. Amos Beebe Eaton, USA and Elizabeth Eaton
Husband of Private and Caroline Eaton
Father of George Francis Eaton; Henry Ketcham Eaton and Elizabeth Selden Eaton
Brother of Frances Spencer White

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About Prof. Daniel Cady Eaton

Professor Daniel Cady Eaton

Birth date: 12 Sept. 1834

Birth Place: Fort Gratiot, Michigan Territory

Date of Death: 29 June 1895

Place of Death: New haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.


Father: Brevet General Amos Beebe Eaton

Mother: Elizabeth Seldon

Marriage: Caroline Ketcham


George Francis Eaton

Henry Ketcham Eaton

Elizabeth Selden Eaton


“American botanist and author. He gained his bachelor's degree at Yale University, then went on to Harvard University where he studied with Asa Gray. He then went back to Yale where he was a botany professor and herbarium curator.” [2]


“Professor Daniel Cady Eaton, only son of Brevet Major-General Amos B. Eaton, was born at Fort Gratiot, Michigan Territory, in 1834. While a student at Yale, where he graduated in 1857, he was a zealous student of botany, and the three years after graduation were spent in the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1860. In 1864 he was elected to the newly founded University professorship of botany at Yale, which he held until his death. He married, in 1866, Caroline, daughter of Treadwell Ketcham, of New York City.” [1]


1860 - Flora of the southern United States: containing an abridged description of the flowering plants and ferns of Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida: arranged according to the natural system. The ferns by Prof. Daniel C. Eaton.

1871 - Botany /by Sereno Watson, aided by Daniel C. Eaton, and others..

1879 - The ferns of North America colored figures and descriptions, with synonymy and geographical distribution, of the ferns (including the ophioglassaceae) of the United States of America and the British North American possessions / by Daniel Cady Eaton ; the drawings by J.H. Emerton and C.E. Faxon. 
By: Eaton, Daniel Cady,

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September 12, 1834
Fort Gratiot, MI, United States
CT, United States
CT, United States
May 20, 1872
New Haven, CT, United States
June 29, 1895
Age 60