Alton Fay Whelan

16 June 1873–28 September 1967 (Age 94)
Franklin, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Alton Fay

When Alton Fay Whelan was born on 16 June 1873, in Franklin, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Ervin John Whelan, was 33 and his mother, Laura Billington, was 25. He married Nettie Edna Snook on 18 September 1902, in Lenawee Junction, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Franklin Township, Tipton, Lenawee, Michigan, United States for about 50 years. He died on 28 September 1967, in Tipton, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Tipton, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Alton Fay Whelan
Nettie Edna Snook
Marriage: 18 September 1902
Lyle W Whelan
Donald E Whelan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1902Lenawee Junction, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 6
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 25
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Dermot, Declan, James Patrick, Niall, Cahal, Ronan, Sean Patrick.Irish (southern counties): shortened and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoláin ‘descendant of Faolán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. This name is also Anglicized as Phelan and Folan or ‘translated’ as Woulfe . The Irish name also occurs in a form without initial f, namely Ó hAoláin and Ó hAoileáin, Anglicized as Heelan , and, with excrescent final -d as Hyland and Holland 6.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Alton F Whelan, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Alton F Whelan, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Alton F. Whelan, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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