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.
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’.
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