Chester Eatmon was born in Elm Hill on 7 Jun 1904 to William Bateman Eatman and Rosella Blanch McIntyre. Chester Aldophus Eatmon married Edna McCarty in November 10, 1925. Chester later changed his last name to Eatmon after marrying Edna.
Eatmon began his harness racing career training and driving at the age of 56, fulfilling a life long ambition that had been side tracked from having fathered 21 children with his first wife Edna and raising 11 children with his second wife while working back breaking labor jobs. “I don’t race for the money, although it’s nice when it comes along, I race for the glory and the thrill” he said with pride.
Chester designed and made the monument in the Catholic graveyard of “Jesus on the Cross” on the Woodstock Road in Fredericton.
Chester Eatmon passed away on July 21, 1988 in Fredericton. He is buried beside Edna at Sunny Bank Cemetery in Devon where some of his children are laid to rest.
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Some photos supplied by Sherry Eatmon
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