William Edward Wharton

9 November 1880–
Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Wharton was born on 9 November 1880, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, John Thomas Wharton, was 19 and his mother, Clara Brummett, was 16. He married Clara May Stinnett on 14 October 1905, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1905. He registered for military service in 1917. In 1905, at the age of 24, his occupation is listed as driver.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Wharton
Clara May Stinnett
Marriage: 14 October 1905
Sarah Ellen Neal
John Jennings Neal

Spouse and Children

14 October 1905
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Sarah Ellen Neal



Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Wharton


    Clara Brummett




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 26

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 32

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Whorton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Wharton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Edward Wharton, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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