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.
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’)’.