James Wharton

1879–
Freedom Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States

The Life of James

When James Wharton was born in 1879, in Freedom Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States, his father, James Orie Wharton, was 44 and his mother, Hester A. Green, was 44. He lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

James Orie Wharton
1835–
Hester A. Green
1835–
Harry Wharton
1866–
Iddie Wharton
1870–
Josephine Wharton
1872–1945
Anna Wharton
1875–
James Wharton
1879–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 2

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 (3)

  • James Wharton in household of J W Wharton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James O Wharton in household of James W Wharton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James O Wharton in household of James W Wharton, "United States Census, 1900"

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