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  <>The Eastman Family

Caroline (Carrie) Augusta Jewett, (13 December 1855 - 1 April 1897), younger sister of Sarah Orne Jewett.
Edwin Calvin Eastman  (11 April 1849 - 18 March 1892).
    They married 21 October 1878.
Their son was Theodore Jewett Eastman  (4 August 1879 - 9 March 1931).

According to, Edwin Calvin Eastman was born in East Kingston, Rockingham county NH, son of Calvin Eastman and Abby O. Smith. 

Obituary of Edwin C. Eastman
From the Lewiston Evening Journal, Monday 21 March, 1892, p. 2.

Edwin C. Eastman, one of the most prominent business men in South Berwick died Friday night after only five days sickness, of peritonitis.  In 1878 he married Miss Carrie Jewett, youngest daughter of the late Dr. Theodore H. Jewett, and sister of Sarah Orne Jewett, who is now in Genoa.  He was a trustee of the Berwick Academy.  He leaves a mother, a widow, and one son.  Mr. Eastman was forty-two years old. 

Obituary of Theodore Jewett Eastman
"Bulletin of the Harvard Medical School Alumni Association"
Volume V, March, 1931, Number 3.


Theodore Jewett Eastman died on Monday, March 9, 1931, in the Baker Memorial building at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in South Berwick, Me., 51 years ago, he came of a line of devoted country doctors of the highest type. He graduated from Harvard College in 1901 and from the Harvard Medical School in 1905. He completed his service as "West Medical" house officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1907, and after that studied for a year in Vienna.

Throughout his life he displayed a remarkable devotion to his patients, a true appreciation of human nature, and an unusual capacity to make friends with patients and contemporaries. He restricted his private practice so that on any day and at any hour he could give his whole self to those under his care. His hobbies were few, but he collected antique clocks with rare judgment.

For many years he was a visiting physician to out-patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His love for that institution was real. He appreciated its achievements as well as its shortcomings. In a peculiarly intimate way, everyone connected with the hospital was his friend. All these people will miss him.

Edited by Terry Heller, Coe College

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