William Alonzo Pitman

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

The Life Summary 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, 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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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

  • Marriage
    8 March 1871Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States
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    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 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Appanoose, Iowa, United States
    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

    English (mainly southwestern): nickname from Middle English pit, pit(t)e, put(te) ‘hollow, pit’ + man, signifying one who lived or worked at such a location. See Pitt .Americanized form of German Pitmann: variant of Pittmann (see Pittman ).Dutch: variant of Putman 2.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Wm Pitman in household of W F Mc Carle, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William A Pittman, "United States Census, 1930"
    • W. Pittman in entry for Pittman, "Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936"

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