Ellen M. Paton

Female19 September 1877–

Brief Life History of Ellen M.

When Ellen M. Paton was born on 19 September 1877, in Worth Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, her father, David Paton, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 33.

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David Paton
Elizabeth Brown
John W. Granville Paton
Drake E. Paton
Herbert B. Paton
Edwin Harvey Paton
Orville Erwin Paton
Hellen C. Paton
Ellen M. Paton

Sources (5)

  • Ellen H Paton in household of David Paton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen M Paton, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Ellen M. Paton, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

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.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 31

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Patton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin, see Payton .

English: from either of two places called Patton in Shropshire and Westmorland. The Shropshire placename is recorded as Peattingtune in 901 and derives from an Old English personal name Peatta + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Westmorland placename is recorded as Patun in 1086 and derives from Old English pæth ‘path, track’ or an Old English personal name Patta + Old English tūn.

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

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