Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Prairie History No. 1
Prairie
History

No. 1

Fundraising Dinner 2020
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner
2020

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Manitoba Photographers: Leslie Witmer Eaton (1874-1923)

Link to:
Work locations | Sources

Born at Hespeler, Ontario on 10 April 1874, he trained there as a machinist before coming to Winnipeg and working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He became interested in photography and, around 1908, partnered with Brabazon J. Saunders in the Winnipeg Photo Company (1908-1911) at Reston. He later worked with George Boynton (1911-1913). In 1913, he opened a machine and automobile repair shop at Reston in partnership with his brother Melvin. He and wife Emma Elizabeth Kenspeer (1873-?) had three children: Clive Robbins Eaton (1903-1955, husband of Viva Lillian Evans), Harry Leslie Eaton (1907-?), and Violet Isola Maud Eaton (1909-?, wife of Howard Tanner). The family lived at Reston where he was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 10 November 1923 and was buried in the Reston Cemetery.

Work locations

Year(s)

Location

1908-1911

Reston [Saunders & Eaton]

1910-1911

Waskada [Saunders & Eaton]

1911-1915

Reston [Boynton & Eaton]

1910-1913

Oxbow, Saskatchewan [Saunders & Eaton]

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 13 November 1923, page 16.

“Leslie W. Eaton passes,” Reston Recorder, 15 November 1923.

Obituary [Clive Robbins Eaton], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 June 1955, page 10.

Trails Along the Pipestone by Pipestone History Project, 1981, pages 289, 474.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Butch Pearson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Andrew Cunningham.

Page revised: 23 November 2019

Manitoba Photographers: 1858 to Present

A list of photographers who have worked in Manitoba, from 1858 to the present, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

© 2006-2019
Gordon Goldsborough & Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.