Nathan Eric Colton

June 1871–1945 (Age 73)
Labette, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Nathan Eric

When Nathan Eric Colton was born in June 1871, in Labette, Kansas, United States, his father, Luther E Colton, was 26 and his mother, Melinda E. Webb, was 28. He married Rosa Emma Slater on 7 June 1891, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Bloomfield Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1945, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Nathan Eric Colton
Rosa Emma Slater
Marriage: 7 June 1891
Maude Pearl Colton
Malinda Ellen Colton
Marjorie C Fegenbush
Hazel Colton
N E Colton
Minnie Elizabeth Colton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1891Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded
    Age 6
    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 25
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’. This English name is also common in Ireland; it was the name of a bishop of Derry in 1397. There seems also to have been confusion with Culliton .Scottish and Irish (Monaghan): shortened and altered form of Gaelic Mac Haldan, ‘son of Haldan’, see Haldane .

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Nathan Eri Colton in entry for Maudie Pearl Colton, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Nathan E Colton in household of E L Colton, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
    • Nathan E Colton in entry for Rosa E Colton, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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