Letitia Smallwood Elkin

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

The Life Summary of Letitia Smallwood

When Letitia Smallwood Elkin was born on 15 April 1853, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ezekiel John Martin 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

  • Marriage
    27 November 1877Kentucky, United States
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    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Yakov, Aron, Hymen, Itta, Meyer, Pinchas, Rakhil, Rimma.English (West Midlands): from the personal name Elikin, usually a pet form of Elias but also perhaps of the female name Ele (see Ellen ).Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Elke, with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Lettie F. Hunt in household of John D. Hunt, "United States Census, 1880"
    • L. in entry for Simon E. Hurst and Alleene Browning, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Lettie Elkin in entry for Elkin Hunt, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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