Benjamin Potter Moulton

Brief Life History of Benjamin Potter

When Benjamin Potter Moulton was born on 4 May 1878, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, David Carpenter Moulton, was 47 and his mother, Ruth Weeden Potter, was 31. He married Carlotta Flora Barrett on 27 June 1900, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 57 years. He died on 1 December 1947, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Benjamin Potter Moulton
Carlotta Flora Barrett
Marriage: 27 June 1900
Dorothy Barrett Moulton
Mildred Weeden Moulton
Ethel Potter Moulton

Sources (26)

  • Benjamin B Moulton, "Rhode Island State Census, 1935"
  • Unnamed Son Moulton, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Benjamin Potter Moulton, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Cheshire and Lancashire): habitational name from one or more of the places called Moulton (Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, North Yorkshire), most of which are named with the Old English personal name Mūl(a), the Old Norse personal name Múli, or Old English mūl ‘mule’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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