William Henry Holton

Male9 November 1860–6 June 1930

Brief Life History of William Henry

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.

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William Henry Holton
Ada B. Galbraith
Marriage: 27 August 1910

Sources (11)

  • William Holton in household of Chas C Holton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Henry Holton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William Henry Holton
  • William H. Holton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    27 August 1910Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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