Eliza Esther Wilton

27 August 1873–1953 (Age 79)
Bridgehampton Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Eliza Esther

When Eliza Esther Wilton was born on 27 August 1873, in Bridgehampton Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, her father, Pittman Antrum Wilton, was 37 and her mother, Jane Aldred, was 27. She married Wm. Mowat on 6 September 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1953, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Wm. Mowat
Eliza Esther Wilton
Marriage: 6 September 1899
Kenneth Mowat

Spouse and Children

6 September 1899
Burchville, St Clair, Michigan


    Kenneth Mowat


Parents and Siblings

    Pittman Antrum Wilton


    Jane Aldred




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cumbria, Herefordshire, Norfolk, and East and North Yorkshire, are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Somerset and another in Wiltshire have as their first element Old English wiell(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The one that has given its name to the county of Wiltshire is named for the Wylye river, on which it stands (an ancient British river name, perhaps meaning ‘capricious’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Wilton, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Eliza Ester Wilton, "Michigan, Births, 1867-1902"
  • Esther Wilton in entry for Wm. Mowat, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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