Was one of the earliest settlers of Anoka county, having arrived at Rice creek from his native town, Lovell, Maine, in the 1850ís. He was in the lumbering business until the late sixties, later conducted the old Kimball House at Anoka, and was after that in various enterprises. He was married Aug. 14, 1857, to Kate M. Kimball, at Conway, N.H. The following children were born: Alice (Mrs. Alvah Eastman, St. Cloud, Minn), Kate M. (Mrs. H.W. Gehr, Wadena, Minn), Charles C. (Wadena, Minn), Phillip K., (Wilton N. D.), Robert M. (Chicago), John W. (Thief River Falls, Minn) and Calvert S. (Wilton, N.D.)
Born in Lovell Centre, Maine, Aug 22, 1858. He received his education in the public schools and the academies at Fryeburg and North Bridgton, Maine. Came to Anoka in 1880, where he owned and edited the Anoka Herald until 1891. He was a presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1888, member of the Minnesota legislature in 1889, and U.S. internal revenue agent three years. In 1892 he purchased the St. Cloud Journal-Press and established the daily edition. Mr. Eastman is receiver of the U.S. land office at St. Cloud and president of the Minnesota State Normal Board. He was married Sept. 15, 1883, to Alice M. Eastman of Anoka. Children: Maurice W. and Katherine K.