Author: Bruce Nelson

What’s in a Name?

Ever wonder how Easton got its name? Well, it certainly wasn’t chosen by the inhabitants who lived here in May of 1845 when the Connecticut Legislature finally accepted a petition requesting Weston be split into two separate towns. That petition was presented by twenty-nine Weston residents, all of whom resided in the old Norfield Parish…

The Tucker Twins

Small towns usually have their share of interesting characters, and Easton is certainly no exception. Take the Tucker twins for example. Arthur Jelliff Tucker and Henry Burdett Tucker were identical twins born on September 2, 1896 to Floyd Tucker Jr. and his wife Helene Stiles Tucker. They were the grandsons of Floyd Tucker Sr., a…