William Sherman Moulton

20 May 1841–23 March 1918 (Age 76)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of William Sherman

When William Sherman Moulton was born on 20 May 1841, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Gurdon Moulton, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Guest, was 23. He married Eva Emeline Brumbaugh in June 1870, in Center Township, Marion, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Center Township, Marion, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 23 March 1918, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Sherman Moulton
1841–1918
Eva Emeline Brumbaugh
1856–1926
Marriage: June 1870
Alma June Moulton
1870–1922
Alma Moulton
1871–
Alden Roy Moulton
1873–1881
Fay R. Moulton
1876–1945
Earl Ray Moulton
1879–
William Frank Moulton
1886–1965

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
June 1870
Center Township, Marion, Kansas, United States
children

(6)

    Alma Moulton

    Male1871–Male

    Alma June Moulton

    Female1870–1922Female

    Alden Roy Moulton

    Male1873–1881Male

    Male1876–1945Male

    Earl Ray Moulton

    Male1879–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Gurdon Moulton

    Male1811–1868Male

    Elizabeth Guest

    Female1817–1894Female

siblings

(6)

    Anthony L. Moulton

    Male1840–1910Male

    Male1841–1918Male

    Sarah E. Moulton

    Female1843–1874Female

    George J. Moulton

    Male1845–1927Male

    Mary Margaret Moulton

    Female1849–1880Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1844

Age 3

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mū-la's settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mūla ‘mule’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Mōda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William S Moulton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Moulton in household of Geurdin Moulton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William S Moulton, "United States Census, 1870"

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