Fred Lafayette Pitcher

Brief Life History of Fred Lafayette

When Fred Lafayette Pitcher was born on 19 May 1865, in Lura Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, his father, Lafayette Adam Pitcher, was 29 and his mother, Isadore Maria Galpin, was 26. He married Johanna A Hass on 20 July 1895, in Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 20 September 1957, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Fred Lafayette Pitcher
Johanna A Hass
Marriage: 20 July 1895
Clarence Louis Pitcher
Luella Pitcher
Wayne Merrell Pitcher
Milton Morines Pitcher

Sources (13)

  • Fred L Pitcher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred L Pitcher, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Fred L. Pitcher, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (mainly eastern and southern): from an agent derivative of Middle English pich ‘pitch’, hence an occupational name for a caulker, one who sealed the seams of ships or barrels with pitch.

Possibly from German Pitscher, from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bītan ‘to endure’, or bittan ‘to wish or ask for’, or from a variant of Pietsch .

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

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