Homer Arlington Bouton

Brief Life History of Homer Arlington

When Homer Arlington Bouton was born on 26 April 1846, in South Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Bouton, was 22 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Barto, was 21. He married Nancy Foote on 5 July 1869, in St Thomas, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870 and Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 25 June 1894, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Arlington Bouton
Nancy Foote
Marriage: 5 July 1869
Mary Artemisia Bouton
Joseph Warren Bouton
Harry Willmet Bouton
Homer Arlington Bouton
William Bouton
Louie Bouton
Pearl Bouton

Sources (25)

  • Homer Bonton in household of Joseph Bonton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Homer A. Bonton, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Homer Arlington Bouton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1848 · Slavery is Abolished

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning


nickname for someone with a prominent wart, carbuncle, or boil, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump, excrescence’ (from bo(u)ter ‘to thrust or strike’).

metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as above, specialized to mean ‘button’.

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

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