Frank Taylor Bouton

27 August 1857–11 February 1903 (Age 45)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Frank Taylor

When Frank Taylor Bouton was born on 27 August 1857, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Bouton, was 34 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Barto, was 32. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1890, at the age of 33, his occupation is listed as clerk in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 11 February 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Joseph Bouton
Mary Rebecca Barto
Homer Arlington Bouton
Frederick Bouton
Harry Wilmott Bouton
Sarah Louisa Bouton
Frank Taylor Bouton
Lily Althea Bouton

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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 11

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 13

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

French:1. from the Old French oblique case of the Germanic personal name Bodo meaning ‘messenger’, ‘herald’ ( see Bothe ). 2. nickname for someone with a prominent wart, carbuncle, or boil, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, ‘excrescence’ (from bo(u)ter ‘to thrust or strike’). 3. metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as in 2, specialized to mean ‘button’.

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

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  • Frank Bonton in household of Joseph Bonton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank T. Bouton in household of Jennie B. Whipple, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Bowton in household of Mary Bowton, "United States Census, 1860"

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