Arletta Condon

about 1834–23 December 1887 (Age 53)
Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine

The Life of Arletta

When Arletta Condon was born about 1834, her father, Benjamin Condon Jr., was 38 and her mother, Hannah Crie, was 39. She married Alfred K. Simpson on 8 May 1856, in Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Matinicus Isle, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 23 December 1887, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 53.

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Alfred K. Simpson
Arletta Condon
Marriage: 8 May 1856
Nellie Simpson

Spouse and Children

8 May 1856
Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Condon Jr.





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World Events (7)

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.

Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1840: Lincoln, Maine, United States; 1860: Knox, Maine, United States
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 17

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Condún, itself a Gaelicized form of the Anglo-Norman habitational name de Caunteton. This seems to have been imported from Wales, but probably derives ultimately from Caunton in Nottinghamshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Calunōð (composed of the elements calu ‘bald’ + nōð ‘daring’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arletta W Simpson in household of A K Simpson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Arletta Condon in household of Benjn Conden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Arlita Condon, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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