Melvin Joseph Walton

13 January 1915–30 December 1983 (Age 68)
Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin Joseph

When Melvin Joseph Walton was born on 13 January 1915, in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Charles Joseph Leslie Walton, was 22 and his mother, Lillian Thiry, was 22. He married Johanna Marie Baumgart on 21 April 1936, in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 30 December 1983, in Brown, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Joseph Walton
1915–1983
Johanna Marie Baumgart
1915–1995
Marriage: 21 April 1936
William Walton
1939–
Edward Joseph Walton
1940–2003
John Melvin Walton
1941–1987

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1936Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    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.
    1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed
    Age 4
    The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
    1934 · Kohler Strike
    Age 19
    Employees at Kohler Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, attempted to organize a union, but the company would not work with them. The employees organized a strike on July 27, 1934. Events escalated and two people were killed and 47 were injured.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Walton, which are named with Old English walh ‘foreigner, Briton, serf’ (genitive plural wala), wald ‘woodland’, wall ‘wall’, or wælla ‘well, spring, stream’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.History: George Walton (1741–1804) signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward County, VA, whither his grandfather had emigrated from England in 1682. He moved to Savannah, GA, and became governor of GA and a prominent jurist.

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

    Sources (6)

    • Melvin Walton, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Melvin J Walton in household of Joseph Bilek, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Melvin Joseph Walton, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"

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