When William Henry Holton was born on 9 November 1860, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Charles C. Holton, was 40 and his mother, Adelia Hannah Brownell, was 43. He married Ada B. Galbraith on 27 August 1910, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He lived in Brighton, Monroe, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 June 1930, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.
English: habitational name from any of various places called Holton, such as those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Dorset, and Somerset. The Oxfordshire and Somerset placenames derive from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the Suffolk placename comes from the Old English personal name Hōla + tūn. The Dorset placename derives from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ or holt ‘wood, grove, thicket’ + tūn.
Irish: altered form of O'Haltahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUltacháin ‘descendant of Ultachán’, a diminutive of Ultach ‘Ulsterman’. This is a rare Fermanagh surname, sometimes Anglicized as Nolan .