Edward Cutler Easton
Private First Class, United States Army
C. EASTON DIES; POLITICAL WRIGER
Chief of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Washington Bureau Since 1919
WASHINGTON, February 23, 1930 – Edward Cutler Easton, chief of the Washington Bureau of the Philadelphia Inquirer, died yesterday in his sixty-first year. He had entered Sibley Hospital ten days ago for an operation and appeared to be on the way to recovery until he suffered a relapse yesterday.
Funeral services will be at the family residence, 1211 South Dakota Avenue, Northeast, on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Arlington.
Born at Sinking Springs, Ohio, on August 15, 1869, Mr. Easton had a colorful career. He was the son of Colonel and Mrs. Hyman Easton.
As a youth he became interested in the science of weather forecasting, which at that time was in the hands of the Signal Corps of Army, so he served in that branch. His work took him for tours of duty in New Orleans, Vicksburg, Pennsylvania and Baltimore and finally brought him here.
During his early days in Washington he wrote
for various publications, eventually becoming an editorial writer on the
Washington Post, a role he filled for a decade. During the World
War he joined the Washington Bureau of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In February 1919, he assumed charge of the bureau.
Posted: 7 December 2007