Emma Nason Wilton

Brief Life History of Emma Nason

When Emma Nason Wilton was born on 26 February 1877, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, George Wilton, was 28 and her mother, Lilla C. Sibley, was 24. She married George P Brown Jr on 26 March 1900, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 30 years. She died on 23 October 1954, at the age of 77, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

George P Brown Jr
1872–1931
Emma Nason Wilton
1877–1954
Marriage: 26 March 1900
Wilton Brown
1902–1958
Child Brown
1908–1908

Sources (18)

  • Emma Brown, "Rhode Island State Census, 1935"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs Emma N Brown - Published information: birth-name: Emma N. Wilton
  • Emma N. Wilton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, including Wilton (Wiltshire, North Yorkshire), Wilton in Haile (Cumberland), and Wilton in Bridstow (Herefordshire). The North Yorkshire placename derives from Old English wilde ‘wild, uncultivated’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Wiltshire placename may derive from Old English wull ‘wool’ + tūn. The Cumberland and Herefordshire placenames derive from Old English wilig ‘willow’ + tūn.

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

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