Lewiston, Idaho, March 11, 1897
William Eakin, at the residence of W. J. Eaken in Tammany, fell down stairs, from which accident he sustained fatal injuries; and he died Monday morning. Deceased was 73 years old and came to his present home two years ago. His sons J. E., W. B., W. J. and Oscar were pioneers of the Tammany district and two of them W. J. and Oscar, are well known farmers there at present. Joseph is on the Salmon near Dixie and Walter is an M. E. South minister at Latah, Washington. This good man had grown old and feeble "in the good work his hands found to do," and died in the enjoyment of the reward, in the love of his family and the honor of his neighbors.
The Columbia Herald (Tennessee)
Mr. William A. Eakin, a former resident of Maury County, died at his home near Lewiston, Idaho, March 8, in the 73rd year of his age.