Dwight Wilbur ATHERTON[1]

Male 1905 - 1987  (82 years)


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  • Name Dwight Wilbur ATHERTON 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 25 Jan 1905  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  [3
    Died 26 Feb 1987  Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I24824  Atherton
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father Edward Jonathan ATHERTON,   b. 24 Mar 1869, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1928, Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Sadie Chenoweth ATHONS,   b. 14 Apr 1881, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1973, Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1902  Sycamore, De Kalb, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family K. BARR 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F2956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1905 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1987 - Orange, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Grandfather Atherton often drove out to the farms to check up on the work being done and see, for himself, how things were going. Many of the farms around the Plains were cultivate and tended farm hands from Kentucky - the others living in town.
      On some of these trips, Albert Atherton would came by our home and ask the boys if they would like to drive out with him. Of course they always wanted to go - never down a chance like that to help `drive` out to the farm.
      We had a very large yard and the boys had a large dog and a play wagon with shafts. They would hitch up the dog to the wagon and Tracy would say to Wilbur - making his voice sound deep and scruff, `Come on, Bill let`s go out to the farm!` and both would pile into the wagon with Wilbur saying, `Alright Sam, I`ll go.` The they drove the dog to the back of the lot, go out and looked around then started to ride back. The dog seemed to enjoy the stunt as much as the boys.
      The name `Bill` stuck to Wilbur and to the present day he is known everywhere as `Bill Atherton`. His father had a brother, William, who was called Bill and that may have had its influence, too.
    • Edward J Atherton
      in the 1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Edward J Atherton
      Age in 1910: 41
      Birth Year: abt 1869
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Home in 1910: Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Sadie C Atherton
      Father's Birthplace: Illinois
      Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Native Tongue: English
      Occupation: Clerk
      Industry: Bank
      Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
      Home Owned or Rented: Own
      Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
      Farm or House: House
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Years Married: 7
      Out of Work: N
      Number of weeks out of work: 0
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Edward J Atherton 41
      Sadie C Atherton 29 [Wife M 7 yrs 2 ch b. alive and living b. Illinois (Father b. Ohio, Mother b. Illinois)]
      Tracy L Atherton 6 [Son b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Wilbur D Atherton 5 [Son b. Illinois (as were parents)]
    • Sadie C Atherton
      in the 1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Sadie C Atherton
      Age: 36
      Birth Year: abt 1884
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Home in 1920: Los Angeles Assembly District 64, Los Angeles, California
      Street: North Lake Street
      House Number: 507
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Father's Birthplace: Illinois
      Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Teacher
      Industry: Grammer School
      Employment Field: Wage or Salary
      Home Owned or Rented: Rent
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Sadie C Atherton 36
      Tracy L Atherton 16 [Son S b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Wilbur D Atherton 14 [Son S b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Daisy A Houck 42 [Sister M Teacher b. Illinois (as were parents)]
      Kitty L Gardinere 26 [Cousin S b. Illinois (as were parents)]

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500512] File (merged): C:/Users/Derek Laptop/Documents/Family Historian Projects/Family Historian Projects/T.
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    2. [S14500402] U.S. School Yearbooks, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data).
      Birth date: abt 1908 Birth place: Residence date: 1924 Residence place: Los Angeles, California, USA

    3. [S14500166] 1930 USA Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data -), Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll:.
      Birth date: abt 1905Birth place: Residence date: 1930Residence place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

    4. [S14500799] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original d).
      Birth date: 25 Jan 1905Birth place: IllinoisDeath date: 26 Feb 1987Death place: Orange, California