Harry Wilmot Bouton

5 November 1847–25 September 1883 (Age 35)
South Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Harry Wilmot

When Harry Wilmot Bouton was born on 5 November 1847, in South Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Bouton, was 24 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Barto, was 22. He married Isabella M. Reed about 1875, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1880. He died on 25 September 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Harry Wilmot Bouton
Isabella M. Reed
Marriage: about 1875
Gracie I Bouton

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  • Marriage
    about 1875Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 1
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 1
    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    French: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’).metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as above, specialized to mean ‘button’.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Henry Bouton in household of Emily Lord, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harry W Bouton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Harry W Bowton in household of Mary Bowton, "United States Census, 1860"

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