Hampton's Strong Man - 1900 - Clinton J. Eaton
Edited By John M. Holman, Contributing Writer
"The (Boston) Globe has discovered numerous strong men all over New England. Of one in this vicinity it says: Clinton J. Eaton of Hampton, is one of the strongest men in that section.
"In his 18th year, he lifted a barrel of sugar to which were strapped 16 bags of shot, a total of 740 pounds, half a foot from the ground.
"On another occasion, he carried unaided a 300-pound barrel of track oil from a (railroad) car and set it down on the platform.
"Mr. Eaton was at one time, Hampton's Chief of Police, and during the beach season, often had to deal with tough customers. He never resorted to his billy and never failed to handle his given orders. He was barred from the strength testing machines at the beach, having broken many.
"He is in his 34th year, stands 5 feet 10 ½ inches and weighs 190 pounds. He is quick and active and a wrestler of no mean ability."
(The Hamptons' Union - Vol. II - No. 18 - October 13, 1900)