Harold Clay Colton

1 May 1918–15 September 1998 (Age 80)
Morenci, Greenlee, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Harold Clay

When Harold Clay Colton was born on 1 May 1918, in Morenci, Greenlee, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, Howell Ray Colton, was 29 and his mother, Imogene Brubaker, was 30. He lived in Payette, Ada, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 September 1998, in Jefferson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80.

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Howell Ray Colton
Imogene Brubaker
Armin Vere Colton
Myron Dale Colton
Hollis Ray Colton
Anna Doris Colton
Harold Clay Colton
Clifford Nathan Colton

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Colton in household of Howell R Colton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold C Calton in household of Howell R Calton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold C Colton in household of Howell G Colton, "United States Census, 1930"

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