Amelia LaForda Allton

Brief Life History of Amelia LaForda

When Amelia LaForda Allton was born on 31 March 1879, in Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Milton Allton, was 30 and her mother, Eliza Janette Sherman, was 25. She married John William Knoedler on 7 October 1896, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hire Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 4 September 1935, in Tennessee, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Hills Grove Cemetery, Tennessee, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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John William Knoedler
Amelia LaForda Allton
Marriage: 7 October 1896
William Ross Knoedler
Marie Rose Knoedler

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  • Nellie Knoedler in household of John Knoedler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Millie L. Knoedler, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Millie F Alton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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


variant of Alton 1.

variant of Olton . Compare Alton 2.

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

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