Walter W Wharton

1834–28 April 1907 (Age 73)
Tylersville, West Chester Township, Butler, Ohio, United States

The Life of Walter W

When Walter W Wharton was born in 1834, in Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Wharton, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Drollinger, was 35. He lived in Lake Creek Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Union Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 28 April 1907, in Tylersville, West Chester Township, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Westchester, Butler, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Wharton
1801–1866
Sarah Drollinger
1799–1864
Mary Jane Wharton
1822–1901
John J Wharton
1830–1873
Walter W Wharton
1834–1907
Zadok Franklin Wharton
1836–1910
Milton James Wharton
1839–1919
William P. Wharton
1841–1928
Benjamin Parker Wharton
1846–1925

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Whorton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter W Wharton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter W Wharton in household of Benjamin Wharton, "United States Census, 1860"

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