Harry Wharton

1866–
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Harry

When Harry Wharton was born in 1866, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, James Orie Wharton, was 31 and his mother, Hester A. Green, was 31. He lived in Freedom Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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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–

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 11

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

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 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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  • Harry Wharton in household of J W Wharton, "United States Census, 1880"

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