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 Anson E. Kelton

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Anson E. Kelton

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 21 Nov 1940 (aged 89)
Pepin County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Arkansaw, Pepin County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 14790404 View Source
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Believed to have died in Arkansaw Twp, but not sure.

Son of Arden Kelton and Mary Kirk.

Husband of Rebecca ???-Kelton.

Father of Thomas, Clinton, dau. Eukia and Jay C. Kelton.


The following is from History of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, H.C. Cooper Jr. & Company 1919, Winona, Minn

Anson E. Kelton, who is now serving in his twentieth year as township treasurer of Waterville township, Pepin County, but is otherwise practically retired, was born in Sutton, Ontario, Canada, March 10, 1851, son of Arden and Mary (Kirk) Kelton. Accompanying his parents to Pepin County in 1858, and to Arkansaw village in the spring of the following year, he attended school first in Eau Galle Prairie and afterwards in Arkansaw, there being at first no school in the latter place. At the age of 17 he entered the Holbrook furniture factory, at Arkansaw, where he was employed for about eight years. Then buying land near Arkansaw, he engaged in farming and continued in that occupation until he was injured in a runaway accident, when he was obliged to give up heavy work. Being soon afterward appointed postmaster at Arkansaw, he served in that position for nine years. Since that time Mr. Kelton has followed no regular occupation. His farm of 120 acres in Waterville township is now operated by his son Clinton L. In addition to his duties as township treasurer, in which office, as above stated, he has served for over ninteen years, he was at intervals for a number of years school clerk of his district. In politics he is a Republican, while his fraternal affiliations are witht he Modern Woodmen of America at Arkansaw. Mr. Kelton was married November 2, 1876, to Mrs. Rebecca Throne, who was born at Rockford, Ill., daughter of James and Rosalana (Curtiss) Throne, and who was educated at Eau Galle at Ingraham's Corner in Dunn County. A popular member of local society, she is president of the Ladies' Aid Society at Arkansaw, in which office she has served for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Kelton are the parents of three children: Clinton Lee, Eula Claire and Jay Crandall. Clinton Lee, who resides on his parents' farm, which, as above memtioned, he is operating, married Jennie Lawrence of Durand, and has two children, Arden Anson and Willa. Eula Claire is wife of Rodney Humphrey, a portable engineer, who served in the United States army eight years, took part in the Spanish-American war, was stationed at Ft. Flagner in the coast artillary service for three years, being first sergeant, and was in China during the Boxer rebellion. Jay Crandall, who is engaged in farming at Cornell, Wis., and also works in the paper mill there, married Bernice Wilcott of Durand.


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  • Created by: LAlcott - MN
  • Added: 1 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14790404
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/14790404/anson-e.-kelton : accessed ), memorial page for Anson E. Kelton (10 Mar 1851–21 Nov 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14790404, citing Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery, Arkansaw, Pepin County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by LAlcott - MN (contributor 46600110) .