Stephen Girton

Male28 July 1838–4 June 1895

Brief Life History of Stephen

When Stephen Girton was born on 28 July 1838, in Brown, Ohio, United States, his father, Ebenezer Davis Girton, was 33 and his mother, Melissa Mounts, was 27. He married Effie A. Whiteside on 16 August 1877, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Darbyville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 4 June 1895, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Stephen Girton
Effie A. Whiteside
Marriage: 16 August 1877
Jesse Arthur Pritchard
Lorette P Pritchard

Sources (6)

  • Stephen Girton in household of Ebenezer Girton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen Girton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Stephen Girton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1877Pickaway, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries 1852: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Pierce, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: Pierce, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Pierce, Washington, United States

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 22

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Girton or Gretton. Gretton in Northamptonshire, as well as Girton in Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire, are named from Old English grēot ‘gravel’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. Gretton in Shropshire is named from Old English grēoten ‘gravelly’ + tūn, while Gretton, Gloucestershire, is ‘farmstead (tūn) near Greet (Old English grēote ‘gravelly place’)’.

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

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