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
1850–1943
Mary Catherine Strawn
1853–1941
Marriage: 8 March 1871
Taria Oberia Pitman
1872–1929
Daisy Elizabeth Pitman
1873–1935
Hayes Orloff Pitman
1874–1947
Mary Catherine Pitman
1877–1966
Grace Ellen Pitman
1880–1951
Ruby Clare Pitman
1881–1975
Orpha Dale Pitman
1884–1948
Clyde Nelson Pitman
1885–1910
Minnie Lou Pitman
1887–1935
Ruth Temple Pitman
1889–1991
Cora Alberta Pitman
1896–1966

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 March 1871
Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Hubbard Pitman

    Male1822–1862Male

    Thirza Cain

    Female1823–1863Female

siblings

(8)

    Albert Morrison Pitman

    Male1846–1942Male

    Marian Pitman

    Male1849–1854Male

    Male1850–1943Male

    Melisa Jane Pitman

    Female1852–1857Female

    Mary Amanda Pitman

    Female1854–1857Female

+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.
1857

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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