Mildred Eastman: Birth: 8 MAR 1885.
Welles Eastman: Birth: 13 FEB 1887.
Harriet Eastman: Birth: 28 FEB 1889.
Katherine Eastman: Birth: 31 AUG 1890.
Eleanor Eastman: Birth: 25 MAY 1898.
Note: EXTRACTED FROM: History of Minneapolis, Gateway to the Northwest; Chicago-Minneapolis, The S J Clarke Publishing Co, 1923; Edited by: Rev. Marion Daniel Shutter, D.D., LL.D.; Volume I - Shutter (Historical); volume II - Biographical; volume III - Biographical Vol. III, page 615 ARTHUR MAYNARD EASTMAN, M. D. Dr. Arthur Maynard Eastman, who passed away at his home on February 24, 1923, was a native territorial pioneer of Minnesota, as he was born in St. Anthony on May 1, 1855. He was the son of John Whittemore and Maria (Farrington) Eastman, who came from Conway, New Hampshire, in 1854. John Eastman was the first of a family of four brothers and four sisters, who came, one after another, to settle here, and all became more or less prominent in the early affairs of the new city. This family came from a long line of American patriots, and Dr. Eastman counted among; his ancestors, two men, father and son, who had served in the Revolutionary war, and another who was a captain, at twenty-one, in the French and Indian wars and went twice on expeditions to Cape Breton, being present at the reduction of Louisburg in 1745. Still another was a soldier in King Philip's war, and during those troublous times had his home burned by the Indians and he, with some members of his family, was captured and carried away by them. Dr. Eastman received at the University of Minnesota the education preparatory to taking a medical course, paying special attention to the exact sciences, particularly to chemistry, and in 1876 entered the Hahnemann Medical College at Philadelphia, where he took the three years graded course. During his attendance at college he resided in the home" and was a student of the well known Dr. Constantine Hering, who was distinguished in the medical world for his scientific attainments and writings. This was an experience of the greatest value to a young medical student, as it gave him the opportunity to meet many prominent physicians, as the home of Dr. Hering was the rendezvous and, one might say, the Mecca of all the leading men in that school of medicine. Among the noted men with whom he became acquainted while there were Doctors Raue, Guernsey, Lippe, Morgan, Korndoerfer, Kueer and Farrington. He graduated in 1879 with the degree of M. D., and soon after was elected by the college faculty resident physician of the Homeopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, which position he only occupied for a few months, resigning to accept another on the staff of the Homeopathic Hospital of New York. Here he served as house surgeon and resident special pathologist until April, 1881, when he received a diploma from the hospital, and severing his connection there came to St. Paul to begin his practice of medicine. In 1884 he married Miss Harriet Lord Welles, the daughter of the Hon. Henry T. Welles, another pioneer of the city of Minneapolis, and at that time erected his home at 186 Summit avenue, where all of his children were born and where the family continued to live until 1913, when they removed to another home in Minneapolis. Mrs. Eastman died in St. Paul in 1907. His children are: Mildred, Welles and Kath-erine (now Mrs. James E. Dain), all of Minneapolis; Mrs. Harriet North of Boston, Massachusetts; and Eleanor, now Mrs. Byron Webster of St. Paul. In 1897 Dr. and Mrs. Eastman took a trip abroad, visiting England, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France. They were in London in time to witness the festival of Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and in Brussels for the International Exhibition. Dr. Eastman spent considerable time attending lectures and clinics in the great hos-pitals of London and Paris. He was very much interested in the exploration and discovery of the iron lands in the northern part of Minnesota and in the Canadian provinces north and east of our boundary, and in the '80s was accustomed to spend his vacations in exploratory trips of that nature. He was connected with the promotion and opening of iron and silver mines in the territory north of Port Arthur, and also in connection with a younger brother of his father was interested in some mining activities in the province of Quebec. He was very early on the Mesaba range and brought home specimens of the ore to be assayed at the University, but to be pronounced at that time to be worthless. That was some time before the process of reducing it was discovered, which made the Minnesota mines the largest in the world. Dr. Eastman was a member of a number of medical societies. He was a senior member of the American Institute of Homeopathy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Minnesota State Homeopathic Institute. In October, 1895, he was elected president of the St. Paul Society of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery, and at the time of his death he was president of the Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners, and had recently been the president of the Minneapolis Homeopathic Society. He was also a member of the Alumni Association of Hahnemann Medical College and the Alumni Associations of Ward's Island and Metropolitan hospitals of New York. He belonged for many years to the Masonic order, having joined in 1886 the Summit Lodge of St. Paul, and at the time of his death was a member in good standing. On December 9, 1915, he joined the Scottish Rite Consistory of Minneapolis, and members of that order officiated at his funeral service. He was a member of the Mystic Shrine, joining on April 13, 1917; the Zuhrah Temple of Minneapolis; and also belonged to Elks Lodge, No. 58, in St. Paul. He was likewise identified with the Sons of the American Revolution and the Native Sons of Minnesota. In 1917 he wrote a very beautiful memorial sketch of the life of Dr. Constantine Hering, including his reminiscences of his life in the doctor's home. This was read before the Minnesota Homeopathic Institute and was published in the Hahnemannian Monthly for August, 1917, and reprinted from that magazine, embellished with illustra-tions compiled by the son of Dr. Hering, and published by the family for private distribution. Dr. Eastman read many other papers before the societies of which he was a member, and many of these were published in the National Magazine of the Homeopathic Society. Having spent his entire life in the Twin Cities, with the exception of his three years of college work, he possessed a large circle of lifelong friends who were much attached to him and in whose homes his happy, genial temperament made him a most welcome guest. He will be sadly missed alike by family, friends and patients.
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