William Clinton Dunton

15 July 1893–17 March 1974 (Age 80)
Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Clinton

When William Clinton Dunton was born on 15 July 1893, in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States, his father, Oliver Clinton Dunton, was 35 and his mother, Mary Estelle Wheeler, was 31. He married Ruth Helen Lamb on 10 December 1916, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Evangeline Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Resort Township, Emmet, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 17 March 1974, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

William Clinton Dunton
1893–1974
Ruth Helen Lamb
1896–1972
Marriage: 10 December 1916
Tennyson Dunton
1917–
William C. Dunton Jr.
1923–1992
Jack Dunton
1928–2006

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 December 1916
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
children

(3)

    Tennyson Dunton

    Male1917–Male

    Male1923–1992Male

    Jack Dunton

    Male1928–2006Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Dunton. Most (for example those in Bedfordshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Norfolk, and Warwickshire) are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ ( see Down 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Buckinghamshire probably has as its first element the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William C Dunton in household of Oliver C Dunton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Dunton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willie Dunton in household of Oliver Dunton, "United States Census, 1900"

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