Alfred Charles & Rosanna "Rose" (Smith) Alton
Greenwood, Eaton Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin
Alfred Charles was the son of George Elliott and Nancy (Kilmore) Alton. He was born September 30, 1833 in Allegany County, New York. His wife, Rose, was born during 1841 in Ireland and we believe she was the daughter of William and Mary (McQuire) Smith.
After the birth of their first son, George (and likely following the Civil War), they moved from Genesco, Illinois to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, they moved to Clark County. There they where were enumerated in Warner Township on the 1895 State Census with 3 males and 3 females in their household. The Altons lived in Greenwood until the children completed their education, Mr. Alton working as a mason and cook.
On both the 1895 Wisconsin State census and 1900 Federal census, the head of this family is listed as Charles Alton.
Alfred Charles died December 13, 1900 and nearly twenty-two years later, Rose died in Withee, Wisconsin on the 13th of July. Both of them are buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.
Alfred Charles Alton may have fought in the Civil War as we found these entries on Wisconsin Regiment Rosters:
Charles A. Alton 6th Regiment, Wisconsin
Infantry Union Wisconsin
Charles A. Alton 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry Union Wisconsin
1880 Federal Census
Warner Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin
|Name||Relation||M/S/W/D||Sex||Race||Age||Nativity||Occupation||Father's Nativity||Mother's Nativity|
|A. C. Alton||Self||M||Male||White||46||New York||Farmer||Connecticut||New York|
|Rosanna Alton||Wife||M||Female||White||39||Ireland||Keeping House||Ireland||Ireland|
|Charles P. Alton||Son||S||Male||White||16||Illinois||Laborer||New York||Ireland|
|Mary Alton||Daughter||S||Female||White||14||Wisconsin||At Service||New York||Ireland|
|George Alton||Son||S||Male||White||13||Wisconsin||Laborer||New York||Ireland|
|Ellen Alton||Daughter||S||Female||White||11||Wisconsin||New York||Ireland|
|John Alton||Son||S||Male||White||7||Wisconsin||New York||Ireland|
|Katharine Alton||Daughter||S||Female||White||4||Wisconsin||New York||Ireland|
Researched by Deb Sanger & Janet Schwarze.
Sources: Clark Co., WI Death Records; 1895 Wis. State Census; 1900 Federal Census
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