Canadian-born wealthy investment banker, philanthropist, and anti-Cold War agitator.
He attended college with the plan of becoming involved in the Baptist ministry.
He earned his fortune after World War I by investing in the growing automobile industry and related companies.
In 1957, he married his second wife Anne Kinder Jones. He had a total of seven children. He was taught to farm by his father Joseph Howe Eaton.
He was one of the largest owners of Charles Goodyear's tire and rubber company.