William Alonzo Pitman

3 December 1850–15 March 1943 (Age 92)
Mooresville, Brown Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Alonzo

When William Alonzo Pitman was born on 3 December 1850, in Mooresville, Brown Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States, his father, John Hubbard Pitman, was 28 and his mother, Thirza Cain, was 27. He married Mary Catherine Strawn on 8 March 1871, in Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Manhattan, Manhattan, Riley, Kansas Territory, United States in 1940. In 1884, at the age of 33, his occupation is listed as he built a blacksmith shop in Fostoria, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. He died on 15 March 1943, in Effingham, Atchison, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alonzo Pitman
Mary Catherine Strawn
Marriage: 8 March 1871
Taria Oberia Pitman
Daisy Elizabeth Pitman
Hayes Orloff Pitman
Mary Catherine Pitman
Grace Ellen Pitman
Ruby Clare Pitman
Orpha Dale Pitman
Clyde Nelson Pitman
Minnie Lou Pitman
Ruth Temple Pitman
Cora Alberta Pitman

Spouse and Children

8 March 1871
Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Hubbard Pitman


    Thirza Cain




    Albert Morrison Pitman


    Marian Pitman



    Melisa Jane Pitman


    Mary Amanda Pitman


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 7

The Iowa Ghost Towns, Appanoose County list includes Caldwell City Post Office established in 1857, Name changed to Exline in 1879.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southwestern): variant of Pitt , with the addition of man.2 German (Pitmann): variant of Pittmann ( see Pittman ).3 Dutch: variant of Putman 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William A Pittman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William A Pitman, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • W A Pitman, "Kansas State Census, 1915"

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