William M Tolles

28 November 1841–14 June 1896 (Age 54)
Orange, New York, United States

The Life of William M

When William M Tolles was born on 28 November 1841, in Orange, New York, United States, his father, Gersham Hiram Tolles, was 39 and his mother, Cynthia Niles, was 37. He married Mary Ann Ellis on 8 March 1865, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ludington, Mason, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 14 June 1896, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington, Mason, Michigan, United States.

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William M Tolles
Mary Ann Ellis
Marriage: 8 March 1865
Frank Ellis Tolles

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    Mary Ann Ellis


8 March 1865
Ohio, United States


    Frank Ellis Tolles


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 19

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Toll .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Tolles in household of Hiram Tolles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Tolles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm Tolles in entry for Frank E. Tolles and Wilhelmina Engel, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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