E. 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.
EASTON, EDWARD C
PFC SIG CORPS USA
DATE OF DEATH: 02/22/1930
BURIED AT: SECTION WH EN SITE 21620
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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