Wilmarth Smith Ketcham

1856–1925 (Age 69)
Farmington, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Wilmarth Smith

When Wilmarth Smith Ketcham was born in 1856, in Farmington, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Germond Ketcham, was 50 and his mother, Chloe Peck Smith, was 40. He married Lottie Adell Van Den Bergh on 20 November 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Pittsford, Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States in 1925. He died on 28 November 1925, in East Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Boughton Hill, Victor, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilmarth Smith Ketcham
Lottie Adell Van Den Bergh
Marriage: 20 November 1879
Anna Mae Ketcham
Chloe Elizabeth Burrows
Etna Malvina Ketcham
Ernest Benjamin Ketcham
Lottie Alvira Ketchem
Lillian Adell Ketcham

Spouse and Children

20 November 1879


    Anna Mae Ketcham


    Chloe Elizabeth Burrows


    Etna Malvina Ketcham


    Ernest Benjamin Ketcham


    Lottie Alvira Ketchem


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Germond Ketcham


    Chloe Peck Smith




    Malvina M Ketcham


    Alvira A Ketcham


    Smith Germond Ketchum


    Elmer Augustus Ketcham


    Mary Amanda Ketcham


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

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: perhaps a habitational name from Kitcham in Devon, but more likely a reduced form of Kitchenham, a habitational name from a place so named in East Sussex.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilmarth S Ketchan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilmarth Ketcham in household of German Ketcham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wilmerth Ketchum in household of Germond Ketchum, "United States Census, 1860"

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