When Israel Dearth was born in 1827, in Clearcreek Township, Warren, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Dearth, was 37 and his mother, Keturah Townsend, was 31. He died on 13 February 1833, in Warren, Ohio, United States, at the age of 6, and was buried in Red Lion, Clearcreek Township, Warren, Ohio, United States.
English (Middlesex and Surrey): variant of Death with intrusive -r-. Death is derived from Middle English de(e)th, Old English dēath ‘death’, acquired by someone who had played the part of the personified figure of Death in a local pageant or play, or else one who was habitually gloomy or sickly. The intrusive -r- may have been a deliberate attempt to dissociate the name from death. Alternatively, they name may perhaps be a nickname from Middle English derth ‘famine, dearth, need’ (of uncertain application).