William James Troth

1846–1904 (Age 57)
Kimball, Brule, South Dakota, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Troth was born on 8 March 1846, his father, Henry B Troth, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Weston, was 23. He married Catherine Jane Houts on 6 June 1875, in Center Point, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Luzerne Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died in 1904, in Kimball, Brule, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Kimball, Brule, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William James Troth
Catherine Jane Houts
Marriage: 6 June 1875
Alfred Brown Troth
William Henry Troth
Mary Catherine "Katie" Troth
Ida May Troth
John Walter Troth
Jennie June Troth
George Roy Troth
Elizabeth Nancy Troth

Spouse & Children

6 June 1875
Center Point, Linn, Iowa, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1815–1885Male

  • Catherine Weston




  • Male1846–1904Male

  • Joseph Stanley Troth


  • Mary Augusta Troth


  • Oliver J. Troth


  • John H. Troth


+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 17

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 31

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): nickname from Middle English trowthe, trouthe ‘good faith’, ‘loyalty’. By my troth was a common phrase emphasizing the veracity of an assertion, and the nickname may have been bestowed on someone who used it habitually or to excess.

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

Sources (3)

  • James W Froth in household of Henry Froth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Troth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jas W Troth in household of Henry Troth, "United States Census, 1860"

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