Morton L. D. Weston

Male12 August 1843–26 June 1893

Brief Life History of Morton L. D.

When Morton L. D. Weston was born on 12 August 1843, in New York, United States, his father, Elias Weston, was 36 and his mother, Fanneld Betsey " Fanny" Perrin, was 26. He married Elizabeth Ambrose in 1868, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richland, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 26 June 1893, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Morton L. D. Weston
Elizabeth Ambrose
Marriage: 1868
Harry Weston
Edgar Desmond Weston
Elmer Elsworth Weston
Bonnie Bell Weston

Sources (25)

  • Weston in entry for Elmer Elsworth Weston, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Morton L D Weston, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Martin L D Weston in household of Elias Weston, "United States Census, 1850"

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  • Marriage
    1868Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Polk, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Polk, Iowa, United States


    Age 20

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

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from any of numerous places called Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

    topographic name from Middle English atte west tun(e) ‘at the west farmstead, settlement’ (Old English west + tūn), or from Middle English (bi) weste(n)tune (Old English be westan tūne or be west in tūne), denoting someone who lived either to the west of a settlement or in the western part of a settlement. The latter was a common surname in Sussex.

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

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