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Hubert Eaton

Born: Jun 3, 1881

Death: Sep 20, 1966

Birthplace: Liberty

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Hubert Eaton

Date of Birth : Jun 3, 1881
Date of Death : Sep 20, 1966
Birth Place : Liberty

Hubert Eaton was an American businessman. Born in Liberty, Missouri, Hubert Eaton and Charles Simms entered into a contract with Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tropico, California to manage the sales of burial property in 1912. In 1917, Eaton conceived the "memorial-park" concept and Forest Lawn Cemetery was renamed Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. He envisioned Forest Lawn as a place for the living, having sweeping laws and noble architecture, stained glass, and a place that uplifted the community rather than being a place of sorrow. Eaton became noted as the builder of the Forest Lawn Glendale. During his life, he supervised the opening of Hollywood Hills, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Cypress, and Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Covina Hills in the greater Los Angeles, California area which became the funeral and/or interment locations for many movie stars and other celebrities. With several beautiful chapels throughout the Glendale cemetery's park-like setting, it has also served as the wedding location for well-known celebrities, including U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman.


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