Walter Jonathan F Atherton

8 August 1860–
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Walter Jonathan F

When Walter Jonathan F Atherton was born on 8 August 1860, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Franklin Atherton, was 44 and his mother, Mary Mc Keever, was 40. He married Lilla Bella Sprague on 11 October 1890, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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Walter Jonathan F Atherton
Lilla Bella Sprague
Marriage: 11 October 1890
George Frederic Atherton
Maybelle Atherton
Florence M Atherton
Carrie E. Atherton
Elsie M Atherton
Harold F Atherton
Gladys Atherton
Harold E Atherton
Frank E Atherton
Elsie M Atherton

Spouse and Children

11 October 1890
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    George Frederic Atherton


    Maybelle Atherton


    Florence M Atherton


    Carrie E. Atherton


    Elsie M Atherton


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 36

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æðelhere + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter F Atherton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter F Atherton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter J F Atherton in household of Franklin Atherton, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1865"

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