Wilber Jay Charlton

17 March 1878–21 May 1945 (Age 67)
Crawford, Ohio, United States

The Life of Wilber Jay

When Wilber Jay Charlton was born on 17 March 1878, in Crawford, Ohio, United States, his father, John E Charlton, was 47 and his mother, Laura E Lones, was 43. He lived in Liberty Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 21 May 1945, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States.

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John E Charlton
Laura E Lones
Ella Jane Charlton
Joseph Ellsworth Charlton Jr
Wilber Jay Charlton

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Charlton, mainly in southern England, from Old English Ceorlatūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of the peasants’. Old English ceorl denoted originally a free peasant of the lowest rank, later (but probably already before the Norman conquest) a tenant in pure villeinage, a serf or bondsman.2 Irish: altered form of Carlin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilbur Charlton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilbur J Charlton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilber J Charlton in household of John E Charlton, "United States Census, 1880"

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