Bio: Alton, Alfred Charles & Rosanna "Rose" (Smith)
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----Source: 1880 Federal Census Warner Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin, Greenwood City Cemetery

Surnames: Alton, Smith



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.


Military Service


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
 Henry Brindleson  Other  S  Male  White  21  Wisconsin  Farmer  Norway  Norway


Researched by Deb Sanger & Janet Schwarze.

Sources: Clark Co., WI Death Records; 1895 Wis. State Census; 1900 Federal Census



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