Mary Adelaide Colton

Brief Life History of Mary Adelaide

When Mary Adelaide Colton was born on 24 January 1851, in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Almon Colton, was 36 and her mother, Harriet Maria Baldwin, was 30. She married Adoniram Judson Welker on 25 December 1872, in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. She lived in York, York Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Clear Lake, Clear Lake Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died in 1918, in Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fremont Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Adoniram Judson Welker
Mary Adelaide Colton
Marriage: 25 December 1872

Sources (8)

  • Mary A Welker in household of A Welker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Colton, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary Adelaide Colton Welker, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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

English (Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’. This English name is also common in Ireland; it was the name of a bishop of Derry in 1397. There seems also to have been confusion with Culliton .

Scottish and Irish (Monaghan): shortened and altered form of Gaelic Mac Haldan, ‘son of Haldan’, see Haldane .

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

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