William Burton

24 March 1838–7 July 1903 (Age 65)

The Life of William

When William Burton was born on 24 March 1838, his father, William Burton, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Saunders, was 37. He married Hannah L. Lloyd on 26 January 1860, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 7 July 1903, at the age of 65.

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William Burton
Hannah L. Lloyd
Marriage: 26 January 1860
Anna Burton
Mary Anna Burton
Thomas Lloyd Burton
Davis Burton

Spouse and Children


    Hannah L. Lloyd


26 January 1860
Miami, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 18

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Burton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm. Jr. Burton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Burton in entry for Thomas Burton and Gertrude Louise Craig, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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