Wilton Ashby Henry Melhorn

Male20 July 1862–22 July 1929

Brief Life History of Wilton Ashby Henry

When Wilton Ashby Henry Melhorn was born on 20 July 1862, in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, his father, John W Melhorn, was 30 and his mother, Frances C Ammon, was 32. He married Barbara Jane Armentrout on 14 January 1891, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1929 and Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 22 July 1929, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Wilton Ashby Henry Melhorn
Barbara Jane Armentrout
Marriage: 14 January 1891
Ralph Wilton Melhorn
Eva Rosalind Melhorn

Sources (21)

  • Walton Melehorn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilton Henry Melhorn or Ashby, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Wilton A Melhorn, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1891Rockingham, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1864 · Arlington Cemetery

    Age 2

    Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 19

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Dieter, Erwin, Helmut.

    German: variant of Mehlhorn .

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

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