Rebecca Wharton

1878–8 March 1960 (Age 82)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Wharton was born in 1878, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Elijah Wharton, was 35 and her mother, Esther Delinda Stewart, was 26. 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
Violet Butler
Pansy Butler
Arthur Butler
Inez Estelle Butler

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World Events (8)

1878 · Liberian Exodus
Age 0
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
Age 2
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!
Age 22
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (22)

  • Rebecca Palmer in household of Sally Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rebekah Warton in entry for George Michael Russell and Inez Estell Butler, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Rebecca Wharton in entry for Butler, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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