James A. Fitch

1841–8 January 1874 (Age 33)
<Kensington, Hartford, Connecticut>

The Life of James A.

When James A. Fitch was born in 1841, his father, Thaddeus Fitch, was 23 and his mother, Lucy T. Boardman, was 16. He married Olive D. Miner on 10 October 1865. He died on 8 January 1874, in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States, at the age of 33.

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James A. Fitch
Olive D. Miner
Marriage: 10 October 1865

Spouse and Children

10 October 1865

Parents and Siblings

    Thaddeus Fitch


    Lucy T. Boardman




World Events (5)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 19

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James A. Itch, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • James A. Fitch, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"

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