Rebecca Wharton

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Wharton was born in 1878, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Elijah Wharton, was 35 and her mother, Etha Delinda Stewart, was 27. She married Alfred Butler on 26 August 1895, in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wapato, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1920 and Yakima, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 8 March 1960, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Alfred Butler
Rebecca Wharton
Marriage: 26 August 1895
Marlene Violet Butler
Pansy Butler
Arthur Butler
Inez Estelle Butler

Sources (23)

  • Rebecca Palmer in household of Sally Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rebecca Wharton, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Rebecca Palmer, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

World Events (8)

1878 · Liberian Exodus

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of various places called Wharton, in Westmorland, Cheshire, and Lincolnshire, or from Warton in Lancashire, Northumberland, and Warwickshire. The Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English weard ‘watch’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Cheshire and Warwickshire placenames derive from Old English wæfre ‘swamp, marshy ground’ + tūn. The Westmorland placename may derive from Old English hwearf ‘embankment, shore, wharf’ + tūn.

perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, derived from the Old English personal name Wīgfrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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