James O Pitchford

North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of James O

When James O Pitchford was born in October 1848, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Burwell Pitchford, was 49 and his mother, Cynthia Pitchford, was 36. He married Mrs. Ella Pitchford about 1898, in North Carolina, United States. He lived in Fishing Creek Township, Granville, North Carolina, United States in 1880.

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James O Pitchford
Mrs. Ella Pitchford
Marriage: about 1898

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair
Age 5
The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 33
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

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  • James O Pitchford, "United States Census, 1880"

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