Homer Gittings

28 July 1856–13 April 1873 (Age 16)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Homer

When Homer Gittings was born on 28 July 1856, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Kinsey Gittings, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Sperry, was 22. He lived in Pontoosuc Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 13 April 1873, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Kinsey Gittings
1833–1899
Lucy Sperry
1834–1912
Ellen Gittings
1853–1878
Malona "Leona" Gittings
1855–1907
Homer Gittings
1856–1873
Curtis Kinsey Gittings
1858–1938
Harriett Ida Gittings
1860–1914
Minnie E. Gittings
1862–1884

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 5

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Welsh:1. from the Welsh personal name Gutyn, Guto, a pet form of Gruffydd ( see Griffith ), with the redundant addition of English patronymic -s. 2. possibly also a patronymic from a byname from Welsh cethin ‘dusky’, ‘swarthy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Homer Gedding in household of Kinsey Gedding, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Homer Giddings in household of K Giddings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Homer Gittings, "Find A Grave Index"

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