Benjamin Potter Moulton

4 May 1878–1 December 1947 (Age 69)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life 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 Bronx, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1878. 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

Spouse and Children

27 June 1900
Bronx, New York, United States


    Dorothy Barrett Moulton



    Ethel Potter Moulton


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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

Age 17

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

Age 20

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: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mū-la's settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mūla ‘mule’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Mōda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin B Moulton, "Rhode Island State Census, 1935"
  • Benjamin P Moulton, "Rhode Island State Census, 1925"
  • Benjamin P Moulton, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"

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