Mr David Smith Eaton

David Smith Eaton

David Smith Eaton was born in Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland on 1 November 1876. He was the son of David Eaton, a general merchant, and Elizabeth Arkison.

Eaton went to sea at a young age, becoming a shipwright. In 1899 he married Jane Robertson (b. 1875) of Govan and their daughter Margaret was born in Partick in 1904. By 1911 the family had moved to England and were living in Seaforth, Lancashire.  

In April 1912 he was serving as ship’s carpenter aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic

David Eaton continued his career at sea and served during WWI with the merchant fleet. He died in Glasgow in 1945 aged 68. 
 

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) David Smith Eaton (ref: #2755, last updated: 19th January 2021, accessed 25th February 2021 11:07:59 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-biography/david-eaton.html

Discover More

Join the Encyclopedia Titanica Community (21k)     Join the Encyclopedia Titanica Facebook Group (11k)