James A Fitch

1845–8 January 1874 (Age 29)
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James A

When James A Fitch was born in 1845, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Thaddeus Fitch, was 27 and his mother, Lucy T. Boardman, was 20. He married Olive D. Miner on 10 October 1865, in Huron, Ohio, United States. He lived in Green Creek, Sandusky, Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 8 January 1874, in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

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

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  • Marriage
    10 October 1865Huron, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 1
    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 15
    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 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    from Old French fiche, perhaps ‘pointed implement for fixing or transfixing something or someone’ (such as a lance?), a derivative of Old French fichier ‘to fix, fasten, pin on, stick into, pierce’. Compare Modern French fiche ‘peg, pin’. Reaney remarks that ‘as Hugh Malet is said to have abandoned for a time his nickname ‘little hammer’ in favor of Fichet (see Mallet ), fiche must have been used of a pointed weapon, a spear or lance, and Fitch and Fitchett (see Fitchett ) of a spearman or a knight famous for his exploits with the lance’. Use of Fiche as a personal name is possibly implied by diminutive personal name forms such as Fechet (see Fitchett ) and Fechel, attested in Fechel de Fercalahn, 1225–50. The latter is perhaps the source of the now extinct English surname Fetchell.occasionally a variant of Fitz .English:

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

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    Sources (7)

    • James A Fitch in household of T N Fitch, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James A. Itch, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • James Fitch, "United States Census, 1870"

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