Oscar Eastman Biography

Oscar Eastman was the son of Norman F Eastman and Cornelia Pratt. And the brother of my ancestor Charles L. Eastman, whose daughter Nellie Mae Eastman was my great-grandmother. Nellie Mae married William Alfred Ralston. My great-grandparents were originally from Jackson County, Iowa.


Oscar Eastman, one of the earlier settlers of Lyon

county, and whose history is largely the story of the

settlement of that part of the county where he is

found to-day, located on section 32, Lyon township, in

1887. He was born in Jackson county, Iowa, July 28,

1862, a son of Norman and Cornelia (Pratt) Eastman,

natives of New York and Vermont. The father, who came

to Iowa in the very early days, was a life-long

farmer. When he died in 1893 he had reached the age of

seventy-six years. His wife, who died in 1884, lived

to be sixty-two years. They had a family of eleven


Oscar Eastman was educated in the common schools, and

in his earlier manhood worked by the month at farm

work until his marriage, when he bought his present

place. He was married March 27, 1892, to Miss Minnie

Schoen, a resident at that time of Fairview, South

Dakota. Her parents, John and Mary Schoen, were

blessed with a family of ten children, of whom Mrs.

Eastman was the fourth in order of birth. To Mr. and

Mrs. Eastman have come the following children: Irvin

O., Chester N., Clarence and Agnes M., all of whom are

living and form a most charming family.

Mr. Eastman is becoming largely interested in stock,

and upon his place now has twenty-five head of cattle,

sixteen horses, and one hundred and fifty hogs. For

breeding purposes he has a stallion, Don Arno,

registered No. 25,-564, which is very highly regarded

in the neighborhood. Mr. Eastman is a member of the

Fairview Camp of Modern Woodmen of America, and

attends the Methodist church. He is one of the bright

and progressive young men of the neighborhood.


NOTE:  For more information on Lyon County, Iowa

Please visit the Lyon County, IAGenWeb page

at http://iagenweb.org/lyon/


Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of

Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer

Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach

Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO.,

Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905

Eastman, Henry F. 1857-1951



Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at Haylock and O’Hara funeral home for Henry F. “Dick” Eastman, 93, who died at his home here Friday morning. The Rev. Howard Beil officiated and burial was in Esgate cemetery.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Eastman, the deceased was born Nov. 14, 1857 in Illinois. He was married May, 1881. He had resided in this community for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Zania Metheney of Oregon, Ill., Mrs. Mae Canvanau of Dubuque, and one son, E. Fay Eastman of Dubuque. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends were present for the funeral from Rockford, Ill., Milwaukee, Wis., Oregon, Ill., and Dubuque.

DEATH DATE: September 28, 1951
SOURCE: Private collection of newspaper clippings