Ruth J Carlton

about 1825–
United States

The Life of Ruth J

Ruth J Carlton was born about 1825, in United States. She married Ira Brown Nichols on 18 September 1854, in Wautoma, Waushara, Wisconsin, United States.

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Ira Brown Nichols
1819–
Ruth J Carlton
1825–
Marriage: 18 September 1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 September 1854
Wautoma, Waushara, Wisconsin, United States

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Carleton or Carlton, from Old Norse karl ‘common man’, ‘peasant’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’ ( compare Charlton 1). Places spelled Carl(e)ton (as opposed to Charlton) are in areas of Scandinavian settlement, mostly in northern England.2 Irish: Americanized and altered form of Carlin 1.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Ruth J. Carlton, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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