Frederick Sears (Father of Eleo)
Eleo’s father, Frederick Sears, was one of the first athletes to play tennis in the U.S. in 1874.
The Tennis Championships: 1881-1981, By Herbert Warren Wind, October 12, 1981, The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1981/10/19/the-tennis-championships-1881-1981
Her uncle was also a tennis champion.
The Sears Brothers Beaten, October 21, 1885, The New York Times