Elmer Rollin Fitz

1864–1951 (Age 87)
United States

The Life of Elmer Rollin

When Elmer Rollin Fitz was born in March 1864, in United States, his father, John Fitz, was 28 and his mother, Alletta A. Bruner, was 29. He married Clara Lamoree on 25 August 1885, in Luzerne, Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Murray, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Jackson Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 30 March 1951, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ottawa Cemetery, Ottawa, Clarke, Iowa, United States.

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Elmer Rollin Fitz
Clara Lamoree
Marriage: 25 August 1885
Verne Avon Fitz

Spouse and Children

25 August 1885
Luzerne, Benton, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Fitz


    Alletta A. Bruner




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: generally said to be from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’, used originally to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name.2 It could also be a habitational name from a place in Shropshire called Fitz, recorded in 1194 as Fittesho, from an Old English personal name, Fitt, + hōh ‘hill spur’.3 In one family at least, it is an altered form of English Fitch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Fitz im Haushalt von John Fitz, „United States Census, 1880“
  • Elmer R Fitz, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elmer R Fitz, "United States Census, 1920"

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