Thomas Nela Upton

1886–1957 (Age 71)
Franklin, Franklin, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Thomas Nela

When Thomas Nela Upton was born in 1886, in Franklin, Franklin, Nebraska, United States, his father, Hiram David Upton, was 25 and his mother, Olive E. Bass, was 20. He married Adocia Maude Allen on 14 February 1912, in Franklin, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hale Township, Thomas, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Goshen, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1957, at the age of 71.

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Thomas Nela Upton
Adocia Maude Allen
Marriage: 14 February 1912
Mildred Maude Upton
Lawrence Thomas Upton

Spouse and Children

14 February 1912
Franklin, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Hiram David Upton





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World Events (8)


Age 0

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 0

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Upton. The majority of them are named from Old English up- ‘upper’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Essex, however, was originally named with the phrase upp in tūne ‘up in the settlement’, i.e. the higher part of the settlement; and one in Worcestershire is probably so called from the Old English personal name Ubba + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos N Upton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas N Upton in household of Hiram ? Upton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas N Upton, "United States Census, 1920"

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