William Benjamin Walton

18 September 1902–22 July 1981 (Age 78)
Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Benjamin

When William Benjamin Walton was born on 18 September 1902, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, William Joseph Walton, was 25 and his mother, Rosetta Mae Loyd, was 30. He married Esther Marie Hoggatt on 22 September 1921, in Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Vernon Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 22 July 1981, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Washington, Indiana, United States.

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William Benjamin Walton
Esther Marie Hoggatt
Marriage: 22 September 1921
Armilda Elizabeth Walton
William Eli Walton
Howard Alden Walton
James Edwin Walton

Spouse and Children

22 September 1921
Washington, Indiana, United States


    Armilda Elizabeth Walton


    Howard Alden Walton


    William Eli Walton


    James Edwin Walton


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 4

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala ( see Wallace ), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bennie Walton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William B Walton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William R Walton in household of William J Walton, "United States Census, 1910"

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