Born: September 3, 1850, St. Louis, Missouri.
Died: November 4, 1895, Chicago, Illinois.
Buried: Originally at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Reinterred at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth, Illinois.
Eugene was the son of Roswell Martin Field and Frances Maria Reed Field, and husband of Julia Sutherland Comstock. His father was an attorney in the Dred Scott court case.
A journalist, he was educated at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and the University of Missouri, and wrote mostly for children.
Specimens of his hymns are in Horder’s Treasury of American Sacred Song, 1900.