Eakes family Biographical Information.

Submitted 10 Apr 2010.


Roy McKinley Eakes b. Apr 1897 in Owensville

Marshall Spencer Eakes b. Feb 1895 in Owensville

John M. Eakes  b. 9-18-1891 in Owensville

These are also not orphans.


They were the children of James Eakes and Ella Myers.  There was a older brother named Charles b. May 1885 and probably were others also, possibly a George b. 21 Jul 1882 in Owensville and a Marion b. 5 May 1889 in Owensville.

James and Ella were married in Gibson County in September 2, 1879

James Eakes was a civil war veteran.  He filed for an invalid’s pension on February 26, 1867 and on November 2, 1898 Ella filed for a widow’s pension.

In 1900 her three boys are living with her and she is listed as a widow.   She put her three boys in the children’s home in 1903.   John was released in 1906 but the other two boys were released in 1909. 


All boys grew up and married and moved out of state.


Roy fought in World War I and ended up in Danville Illinois, living in a home for disabled veterans.  He died in 1964 and is buried in Rock Island National Cemetery in Illinois.

John moved to Cincinnati, married and moved to Council Bluffs Iowa.

Don’t know what happened to Marshall.