Harvey Joseph Skiff

11 February 1857–February 1928 (Age 70)
Hume, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life of Harvey Joseph

When Harvey Joseph Skiff was born on 11 February 1857, in Hume, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Bates Skiff, was 40 and his mother, Lydia Brown Fitch, was 38. He married Jennie Allton on 29 July 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in February 1928, in Portageville, Genesee Falls, Wyoming, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fillmore, Hume, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Harvey Joseph Skiff
Jennie Allton
Marriage: 29 July 1879
Pearl A. Skiff
Paul Harvey Skiff

Spouse and Children

29 July 1879



    Paul Harvey Skiff


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Bates Skiff





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World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 6

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.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 19

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a metonymic occupational name for a waterman on the Thames. The name is found in the 16th and 17th centuries in and around London.

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

Sources (3)

  • H J Skiff in household of Joseph Skiff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harvey Skiff in household of J B Skiff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harvey J Skiff in household of Joseph B Skiff, "New York State Census, 1865"

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