William T Modlin

Male16 October 1839–8 August 1897

Brief Life History of William T

When William T Modlin was born on 16 October 1839, in Grant, Indiana, United States, his father, Dillon Modlin, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Draper, was 22. He married Jane Benbow on 21 June 1862, in Oak Ridge MM, Grant, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Franklin Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 8 August 1897, in Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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William T Modlin
Jane Benbow
Marriage: 21 June 1862
George Alvin Modlin
Willis Overman Modlin
Lillian M. Modlin
Lena Myrtle Modlin
Edgar Charles Modlin

Sources (15)

  • William Modlin in household of Dillin Modlin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Modlin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William T. Modlin, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1862Oak Ridge MM, Grant, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 9

    Historical Information: 1848: Grant, Indiana, United States

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 17

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (from Belarus): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Modle, a pet form of Mordecai + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

    English (northern): unexplained.

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

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