Walter Nelson Fitzwater

Male1 January 1882–8 August 1953

Brief Life History of Walter Nelson

When Walter Nelson Fitzwater was born on 1 January 1882, in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Clay Fitzwater, was 27 and his mother, Anzina Frances Daniels, was 23. He married Blanche Humphrey on 24 April 1906, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Leadsville District, Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 August 1953, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States.

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Walter Nelson Fitzwater
Blanche Humphrey
Marriage: 24 April 1906
William Randolph Fitzwater
Mary Elizabeth Fitzwater
Howard C. Fitzwater
Richard C. Fitzwater
Thomas H. Fitzwater

Sources (12)

  • W N Fitzwater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter N Fitzwater, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Walter Nelson Fitzwater, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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  • Marriage
    24 April 1906Randolph, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 0

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 19

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: altered form of Fitzwalter, a patronymic from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Walter , meaning ‘son of Walter’.

    History: This is the name of a family of Norman origin, descended from Godfrey, Count of Brionne (died c. 1010). Godfrey's grandson, Richard FitzGilbert, accompanied William the Conqueror and was made Lord of Clare. His great-grandson was Robert FitzWalter, one of the barons who guaranteed the Magna Carta in 1215.

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

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