John Barnett Orton

1 December 1879–14 April 1944 (Age 64)
North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Barnett

When John Barnett Orton was born on 1 December 1879, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Orton, was 34 and his mother, Clara Virtue Barnett, was 22. He married Ethel Loveland on 3 October 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Burley Election Precinct 3, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1944. He died on 14 April 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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John Barnett Orton
Ethel Loveland
Marriage: 3 October 1906
Zelma Orton
Otis Leland Orton
Merla Rosetta Orton
John Roscoe Orton
Glenna Virtue Orton
Ethel Ora Orton
Jolene Orton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1906Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries 1881: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States 1948: Caribou, Idaho, United States Note: Village was essentially deserted by the 1940s
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 19
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Orton in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Westmorland. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so these are probably derived from Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to distinguish between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Westmorland is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.Americanized form of Norwegian Årtun: habitational name from the farm name Årtun, found in six places, e.g. in the province of Rogaland, a compound of the genitive case singular of Old Norse á ‘small river’ and tún ‘farm yard (surrounded by buildings)’.

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

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    Sources (42)

    • John B Orton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John B Orton in entry for Otis Leland Orton and Ethel Louise Meiners, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John B Orton, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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