Avery Lewis Pitchford

1 December 1881–25 March 1984 (Age 102)
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Avery Lewis

When Avery Lewis Pitchford was born on 1 December 1881, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Louis Pitchford, was 44 and his mother, Susan A. Love, was 40. He married Artie Belle Burger on 11 October 1913. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Rockbridge, Greene, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Rockbridge Township, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1881. He died on 25 March 1984, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Avery Lewis Pitchford
Artie Belle Burger
Marriage: 11 October 1913
Susan Mae Pitchford
Ollie Geneva Pitchford
Leola Pitchford
Virgil Lewis Pitchford
Julia Elizabeth Pitchford

Spouse and Children

11 October 1913


    Susan Mae Pitchford


    Ollie Geneva Pitchford


    Leola Pitchford


    Virgil Lewis Pitchford



Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 27

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place near Shrewsbury, where there was a bituminous well; the name is derived from Old English pic ‘pitch’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Amy Pitchford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Avery L Pitchford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Avery Pitchford, "United States Census, 1940"

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