William " Bill" Henderson Melton

26 October 1850–2 November 1905 (Age 55)
Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of William " Bill" Henderson

When William " Bill" Henderson Melton was born on 26 October 1850, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, his father, Martin Fisher Melton, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Ann Bilyeu, was 28. He married Mary Frances Handy on 23 January 1873, in Christian, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Linn Township, Christian, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 2 November 1905, in Finley Township, Christian, Missouri, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Finley Township, Christian, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William " Bill" Henderson Melton
1850–1905
Mary Frances Handy
1857–1949
Marriage: 23 January 1873
Aggie Melton
1873–
Margaret "Peggy" Ann Melton
1875–1909
Martin Isaac Melton
1877–1962
Sarah Jane Melton
1880–1967
Homer Melton
1882–1896
Reuben Ephraim Melton
1889–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1873Christian, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861
    Age 11
    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
    1863
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Yorkshire, all of which have the same origin as Middleton , with Old English middel replaced by its Old Norse equivalent methal after the Scandinavian settlement of northern and eastern England.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Middleton

    Sources (9)

    • William H Mellon in household of Martin Mellon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William H Melton, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • W H Meton in household of Marten F Meton, "United States Census, 1860"

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