William " Bill" Henderson Melton

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

The Life 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 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 1873
Christian, 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

Northern English: 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 meðal after the Scandinavian settlement of northern and eastern England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • W H Milton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Melton in household of Martin Melton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm H Melton, "United States Census, 1880"

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