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Eaton D. Sargent (1870-1944), 74, of Nashua, N.H., one of Crescent City’s most promiment and best loved winter residents, died suddenly of heart failure at 10 o’clock Monday morning. He was cutting some limbs off an orange tree when he suddenly collapsed and died instantly.
Mr. Sargent was active in the civic and community life of both Crescent City and Nashua. He had served as Mayor of Nashua and twice Democratic candidate for Governor of the State of New Hampshire. He was a director of the Second National Bank of Nashua and a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Mass. He was very much interested in Y.M.C.A. work throughout the State of New Hampshire.
Mr. Sargent was a 33rd degree Mason and a past district governor of Rotary International and a member of the Nashua Rotary Club.
He was born in Bradford, Va., Aug. 13, 1870.
He started the Alaska Ice Cream Freezer Co. in Winchendon, Mass. which he later sold and in 1920 purchased the White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer Co. of Nashua, N.H. and became its treasurer and general manager.
Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. R. Y. Condit, Hollis, Long Island, N.Y. and Mrs. R. W. Fay of Warren, O. and one son, Philip Andrew Sargent, vice president of the People’s Bank of Crescent City and five grandchildren.
A sister, Mrs. Sadie E. Worth, resides in Denver, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church in Crescent City at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Nashua, N.H. at a later date.
Funeral services will be conducted by his son-in-law, the Rev. R. Y. Condit, assisted by the Rev. H. Hardiman of Crescent City. The pallbearers will be E. M. Pickens, H. R. Walsh, W. H. McBride, E. A. Loving, J. P. Peacock, B. T. Hord and G. V. Wiborn. (Palatka Daily News Obituary dtd Tuesday, 28 Mar 1944.)