Harry Wharton

Brief Life History of Harry

When Harry Wharton was born in 1866, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, James Orie Wharton, was 32 and his mother, Hester Ann 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 Ann Green
1835–1915
Harry Wharton
1866–
Iddie Wharton
1870–
Josephine Wharton
1872–1945
Anna Wharton
1875–
James Orrie Wharton
1879–1955

Sources (2)

  • Harry G Wharton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harry Wharton in household of J W Wharton, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

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

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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, 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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