Letitia Smallwood Elkin

15 April 1853–20 June 1947 (Age 94)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Letitia Smallwood

When Letitia Smallwood Elkin was born on 15 April 1853, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ezekiel John M. Elkin, was 29 and her mother, Polly Ann Emerine Quisenberry, was 24. She married John Dillard Hunt on 27 November 1877, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Pine Grove, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1947, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dillard Hunt
Letitia Smallwood Elkin
Marriage: 27 November 1877
Simeon Elkin Hunt
Mary Katherine Hunt

Spouse and Children

27 November 1877
Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 8

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 28

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of Elis ( see Ellis ).2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Elke + the Slavic suffix -in.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Elke, a pet form of Elijah + the Slavic suffix -in.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lettie F. Hunt in household of John D. Hunt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lettie S Elkin in household of John Z Elkin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Letticia Elkin in household of Ezekiel Elkin, "United States Census, 1860"

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