Wilmarth Smith Ketcham

Male1856–28 November 1925

Brief Life History 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, Monroe, New York, United States for about 5 years and 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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Wilmarth Smith Ketcham
Lottie Adell Van Den Bergh
Marriage: 20 November 1879
Anna Mae Ketcham
Chloe Elizabeth Ketcham
Etna Malvina Ketcham
Ernest Benjamin Ketcham
Lottie Alvira Ketcham
Lillian Adell Ketcham

Sources (18)

  • Wilmarth Ketcham in entry for Chloe Elizabeth Burrows, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Wilmann S Ketcham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walworth S. Ketcham in entry for Chester A. Joslyn, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1879
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +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 shortened form of Kitchenham, a habitational name from a place so named in East Sussex.

    History: Edward Ketcham (died 1655) immigrated from Cambridge, England, toMassachusetts Bay Colony c. 1629–30, and subsequently moved toStratford, CT.

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

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