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Martha Nash DILLON EADS

Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis City County,
Missouri

Martha "Mattie" First wife of James Eads
Nov 21 1821 St Chares MO
Oct 12 1852 Evansville, Illinois
Parents: Patrick McMasters Dillon, Anne Tabb Nash

Eunice
1820 Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Jul 5 1895 New York City, New York
Parents: Dr. Andrew Hagerman, Ann B. Walker

Captain James
May 23, 1820 Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Mar. 8, 1887 Nassau, Bahamas
Parents: Thomas Clark Eads, Nancy Ann
Civil Engineer, Inventor
Holding more than 50 patents for his inventions.
Eads became a renowned engineer and inventor, generally being self taught, and making his fortune from inventing a diving bell to salvage items from the bottom of rivers. He also invented special ships for raising sunken ships. He was known all along the Mississippi River as Captain. During the Civil War, he was contracted to make iron clad ships, and would produce 30 such ships by the end of the war. Port Eads in LA is named after him and well as the Eads bridge which spans the Mississippi River.

Contributed on 9/25/13 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 9/25/13 • Approved: 9/25/13 • Last Updated: 4/17/18 • R742928-G742927-S3

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